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.
What exactly is Cinema of Change? Here is part of its mission statement:
Filmmakers have classically created film to entertain, to make art and profit, to advance technology and narrative structures. There is a much greater potential within movies though, namely that films can change society.
Learn more at www.cinemaofchange.com .
Prodigium’s Social Impact Entertainment Research
- Prodigium continuously absorbs “what works” type of insights from psychology, advertising and media effects studies and re-purposes them for our entertainment and cause marketing work.
- We travel around the globe to stay on the cutting edge of impact research, such as attending the SBCC Summit in Indonesia in 2018, or visiting the father of entertainment-education in Mexico City.
- We maintain the world’s largest database of impact-oriented entertainment players (see below).
- We co-fund a lot of the R&D that goes into Cinema of Change.
- 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 with 130+ organizations and companies listed:
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.
Prodigium’s Social Impact in Japan
In late 2016, Prodigium Co-Founder Hiroki Kamada teamed up with Shuntaro Okamoto and co-founded VOOK, a dedicated online platform in Tokyo, Japan to teach Japanese filmmakers and grow the independent film industry in Japan. Before VOOK, the Japanese independent film community was extremely fragmented and knowledge was hard to come by.
In only 2 years, VOOK grew to become the biggest online platform for filmmakers in Japan with 120,000 active users. Hiroki has written over 100 articles that teach filmmaking knowledge and produced more than 20 video tutorials for premium users.
Together with Co-Founder of Cinema 5D and CEO of Adoir inc.