Organizations and Nonprofits

ENGAGE. INFORM. INSPIRE.


Tailor Made Media works closely with several nonprofits to advance their digital reach and to inform and engage wide audiences. As digital storytellers, we believe we can provide a valuable contribution to organizations in their mission to educate and inspire.
United Way of Chester County

This video highlights the United Way of Chester County’s annual fundraiser, which they used to create a buzz for their future events and to show current and prospective donors how their support is so important the organization.

Young Men & Women in Charge

This is one young man’s story of his experience with YMWIC, a local organization whose mission is to empower and prepare economically disadvantaged and underrepresented youth to excel and become leaders in STEM careers. 

Chester County SPCA

The SPCA hosts an annual event to inspire their volunteers and invite new donors to help with their mission. This video gives the audience an inside look at how the SPCA works and provides much needed care to animals in the community.

Featured Documentary Project

Refugee: The Eritrean Exodus

Tailor Made Media worked in partnership with a nonprofit, The America Team for Displaced Eritreans, to tell the story of the hundreds of thousands of Eritreans who have fled Eritrea and the treacherous journey they must face afterwards. The America Team is dedicated to assisting Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers in the United States and around the world through resettlement services, policy advocacy, and life-saving interventions on behalf of Eritreans in perilous circumstances. With the help of lots of volunteers and a successful Kickstarter campaign, we produced this feature length documentary to increase the awareness of this widespread yet underreported issue.


Film Summary:

Follow Chris Cotter, an American traveler, as he follows a common migration path through Ethiopia and into Israel, tracking the plight of Eritrean refugees. Chris and his crew visit several refugee camps, including the never-before-documented Afar region. The refugees tell stories of oppression, torture, and survival. Searching for solutions, Chris speaks to various NGOs and experts, including Assistant Secretary of State, Anne Richard. The outlook is bleak, but the spirit of the Eritrean refugees is hard to ignore.

 

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SUPPORTING VIDEOS FOR THE SOCIAL AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

 

What is Eritrea?

In this video, the director of the documentary interviews people on the street to see what they know about the subject of the film. Some responses are funny, some are sad, but they all reveal an important aspect of the subject: little or no awareness of a big issue.

Kickstarter Video

Every Kickstarter project requires a short video that outlines your project and gives prospective backers an idea of your endeavor. We created a straight-forward video with the director where he explains exactly what the project is about and what is needed to complete it.  

Thank You

During our Kickstarter campaign, we were very moved by the messages we received from individuals who had been directly affected by the refugee issue. We created this text-based video to thank those who donated to our project and so they could see the impact of their support.

Host a Screening

This video was used to announce our screening campaign, where we encouraged others to host their own screenings of the film around the world. With the help of this video, more than two dozen screenings were set up around the U.S. and Europe. 

Our Process

 

Preproduction

This is the most important step of the production process.  It’s where we brainstorm, write the script, storyboard, schedule, and plan the rest of the production.  

Production

The production stage covers all of the shooting. Since we worked hard to make a shooting plan in preproduction, we should be well prepared for capturing the footage we need.

Postproduction

This is the stage where all of the ideas come together to tell the story we planned to tell.  Plus, we dress things up with music, titling, coloring and motion graphics.