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 De Beers impact 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 come on board as associate producers.
Led by Yannie Lo and Axel Kinnear
In winter 2017, we took on an important animation campaign for Fred Victor, a non-profit charity in Toronto, who support the city’s homeless by helping them find place and purpose. The winter holidays are such a critical time of the year to ensure at-risk individuals are safe and secure, and have their basic needs met. That’s why Sandbox developed two 1-minute animations that encourage different types of donations, and thank donors for their much needed contributions. In 2018, we will round out this campaign by developing a longer promotional video that integrates impactful audio interviews with animation, to humanize the journeys of Fred Victor’s support recipients.
By Dr. Katherine Boydell & Siona Jackson
Hearing Voices is a mental health performing arts presentation that uses the power of the performing arts to depict the experience of mental illness. It is born out of a collaboration between the pioneering research of Dr. Katherine Boydell into understanding psychosis through dance, and Siona Jackson’s innovative choreography that brings Dr. Boydell’s work to life. Sandbox is delighted to produce a short documentary that follows Siona as she attempts to navigate the world of mental illness through dance.