MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Sandbox is proud to support projects that give back to our community.
A film by Victoria Lean
In 2008, the world’s largest diamond company, De Beers, opened one of its first mines outside of Africa, just 90 km upstream from the Attawapiskat First Nation in Northern Ontario. Shot over five years, Victoria Lean’s incendiary film documents the impact of De Beers on the Attawapiskat community and environment, featuring a range of interviews with community activists, politicians, scientists, Cree elders, and Chief Theresa Spence, before and during the hunger strike that helped to galvanize the Idle No More movement. Sandbox is honoured to be an associate producer of this film.
Led by Yannie Lo & Axel Kinnear
In the winter of 2017, we took on an important animation campaign for Fred Victor, a charity organization in Toronto that supports the city’s homeless by helping them find place and purpose. The winter holidays are such a critical time of year to ensure at-risk individuals are safe and secure, and have their basic needs met. To support these efforts, Sandbox developed two one-minute animations to encourage different types of donations, and to thank donors for their much-needed contributions.
By Dr. Katherine Boydell & Siona Jackson
Hearing Voices is a mental health presentation that uses the power of the performing arts to depict the experience of mental illness. It is born out of a collaboration between Dr. Katherine Boydell's pioneering research into understanding psychosis through dance and Siona Jackson’s innovative choreography, which brings this research to life. Sandbox was delighted to support this initiative by producing a short documentary that follows Siona as she attempts to navigate the world of mental illness through dance.
Led by Andray Domise & Sam Allemang
Techsdale is a startup with a mandate to teach underprivileged youth how to make games, apps, and websites using holistic project-based learning, mentorship, and skills training. Its goals are to help these youth express themselves through digital media and to create a pipeline into the tech industry for individuals who typically face social and financial obstacles. By engaging local youth to become creators rather than consumers of media, we turn them into agents of change in their own right. Sandbox is proud to have produced a short documentary to highlight this organization's important work.