In 2014, Prodigium Co-Founder Tobias Deml created a magazine together with Robert Rippberger, with the sole purpose of concentrating and disseminating information about social impact entertainment; this solidified the intellectual backbone of Prodigium’s impact entertainment.
Referring to Cinema of Change’s mission statement:
Filmmakers have classically created film to entertain, to make art and profit, to advance technology and narrative structures. In the documentary genre, creating awareness of a certain issue is often the central interest. There is a much greater potential within motion pictures though, namely the capacity to transformative influence – films can change society.
We believe that films have a utility to individuals and society at large; a utility that goes far beyond entertainment. We concentrate on the usefulness of motion pictures and want to create a central, continuously relevant source of accessible information on how films can trigger change in society – that is the purpose of this magazine.
Learn more at www.cinemaofchange.com .
Prodigium Pictures and Cinema of Change
- We co-fund a lot of the R&D that goes into Cinema of Change
- Tobias wrote the initial thesis that surveyed areas as far apart as psychology, media studies, critical theory, film studies and linguistics to get a lay of the land
- Our first feature film, Striver’s Row, is a good example of what Cinema of Change is and means – a film aimed at having both commercial success and social impact.
The Cinema of Change Ecosystem
Together with Cinema of Change, we developed and populated its ecosystem:
The largest collection of major players in the Social Impact Entertainment space: Film Studios, Non-Profits, University Programs, Research Facilities and Funding Organizations that concentrate on the Social Impact of Entertainment.
Check out the Cinema of Change Ecosystem to find out about fellow organizations in our space.