In the last couple of years I have been working on little inexpensively produced films that hopefully “make a difference that MAKES a difference”
The first is a film to help get women off the streets of Seattle and into transitional housing entitled “Veronica”. It was created in conjunction with the Peter Howland at the Edge Creative in Seattle and it was very effective in raising money (and it won a couple of Telly Awards).
The second film is about the issues confronting Still Born children and the film title is Born in Silence. Charlie Watts and I were co-creative directors and Andrew Watts of Watts Media Seattle did the edit. This film is designed to help families, doctors, hospitals and so forth come to terms with a hidden but huge issue (this video also won Telly Awards).
The third film was just completed and ,again, it was a co-creative directorship with Charlie Watts. This film looks at the issue becoming a national burden… Alzheimer’s disease. We explore in this film this issue but through the lens of art therapy. Of interest technically with this film is that instead of all the monster cameras and lenses I used a simple setup, a Sony NEX-7, and a Sony NEX-5. The tiny nature of this cameras with the quality of image… well, see for yourself.
These films can be seen on my website: www.williamthompson.com.