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Storytelling and film production agency for social change

Supporting solutions

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Our Mission

 

Supporting solutions

We highlight and support initiatives and role models around the world that are providing innovative and effective answers to societal issues.

We help them increase their outreach and impact.

Opening up new perspectives

We counter-balance mainstream narratives disseminated by the media, which provide a limited and often pessimistic view of the world, and may contributed to fostering feelings of fear and helplessness.

We, on the contrary, want to spread hope and change.

Fostering social change 

By reaching target audiences, our stories aim to trigger concrete action and contribute at their level to the positive evolution of society and the planet.

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A single story can open up new perspectives
and challenge dominant narratives.
Together, we have the power to re-invent our reality. 

Our vision
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Our Approach

1. Vision and target audience

What societal improvement are you working towards and whom is the target audience?

First, we need to clarify your vision for society: the positive transformations are you aiming at.

Second, to identify your target audiences who have a direct or indirect influence on the changes you are working towards. These can be your beneficiaries or their surrounding, policy-makers, citizens etc.

2. Storytelling

 Which stories can help increase your impact? 

Stories can open up new perspectives from your target audience, and influence their attitude and behaviors.

Some research has to be done on the existing dominant perspectives from your audience and the alternative perspectives that can lead toward positive transformation. We then identify which stories could embody those alternative views.

3. Production

 Creative productions (audiovisual and written)

From documentaries to short films, books or articles, we handle the whole production of the project in the format most appropriate to reach and touch the audience.

We provide full video production services and a team of talented filmmakers and writers with expertise on social and development issues.

4. Distribution and impact

How can we reach the audience and which action or attitude change are we looking for?  

A precise distribution strategy has to be written from the start: how can we reach the audience, through which medium, at what time and frequency.

When relevant, the production can also include concrete possibilities for action and engagement offered to the audience.

 

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Our work

We believe our work speaks for itself. Browse our most recent projects below.

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Our Clients and Partners

UN Crowdfunding Academy
Gingo Community
Seforis
Teach For Belgium
Springtime
Life Elia
Claire Amité
Permafungi
SFCG
Reseau Transition
Be Planet
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Lunt

 

De Groof Petercam
EVPA
Roi Baudouin
Bednet
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The shift
Ashoka

 

our-team

Our Team

We work with an international network of filmmakers and technical experts according to the specific needs of each project
(i.e. graphic design, social media, videographers, photographers, illustrators)

Maroussia Klep

Maroussia Klep

Producer, Creative Director and Writer

Maroussia founded Impact Storytelling in 2015, driven by her desire to share stories and open up new narratives as an alternative voice to mainstream media. Her previous experience as reporter and public policy analyst with international organisations (UN, EU institutions and OECD) made her realize the importance of highlighting grassroots initiatives and engaging a wider public on societal issues.

Maroussia accompanies individuals & organisations committed to social progress throughout their creative process for inspiring and engaging their audience; so that, eventually, their vision for the future becomes widely shared and achievable.

Emilie Sickinghe

Emilie Sickinghe

Producer and creative director

A law graduate, Emilie always seeks to combine her interest for international relations with her passion for improving human relations. She started her career with an NGO in Lebanon where she gave a TedX talk on non-violence. She then joined the global campaigning platform, Avaaz, and developed her storytelling skills in parallel through ghost writing and theatre.

At Impact Storytelling, she helps our partners and clients define and implement the best projects to spread their mission and engage their audience, driven by her profound belief: “Think global, act human.”

Yann Verbeke

Yann Verbeke

Cinematographer and photographer

Yann grew up in many different countries around the world before settling down in Brussels in 2000, where he currently works as freelance photographer and filmmaker. In the past 8 years he has worked for numerous international NGOs, the European Commission as well as the UN World Health Organization. He has worked on photography and film projects in Brazil, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Ghana, Burkina Faso and many other places. Passionate about social and environmental issues, Yann will bring his filmmaking expertise and help you shape the story you need.

Jose Huedo

Jose Huedo

Cinematographer, Photographer and Editor

Jose studied Industrial Design Engineering and Film at the Centre d’Estudis Cinematogràfics de Catalunya (CECC). He worked as cinematographer and assistant director for a range of film projects and social documentaries, including in Spain, Mozambique, and other places in Europe. Jose knows every step of movie production, from the very beginning to the end: create a dossier, write scripts, schedule a shooting, coordinate the edition and the audio post-production. In Brussels, he is mostly working as cinematographer and editor.

Maroussia Klep

Maroussia Klep

Producer, Creative Director and Writer

Maroussia founded Impact Storytelling in 2015, driven by her desire to share stories and open up new narratives as an alternative voice to mainstream media. Her previous experience as reporter and public policy analyst with international organisations (UN, EU institutions and OECD) made her realize the importance of highlighting grassroots initiatives and engaging a wider public on societal issues.

Maroussia accompanies individuals & organisations committed to social progress throughout their creative process for inspiring and engaging their audience; so that, eventually, their vision for the future becomes widely shared and achievable.

Emilie Sickinghe

Emilie Sickinghe

Producer and creative director

A law graduate, Emilie always seeks to combine her interest for international relations with her passion for improving human relations. She started her career with an NGO in Lebanon where she gave a TedX talk on non-violence. She then joined the global campaigning platform, Avaaz, and developed her storytelling skills in parallel through ghost writing and theatre.

At Impact Storytelling, she helps our partners and clients define and implement the best projects to spread their mission and engage their audience, driven by her profound belief: “Think global, act human.”

Yann Verbeke

Yann Verbeke

Cinematographer and photographer

Yann grew up in many different countries around the world before settling down in Brussels in 2000, where he currently works as freelance photographer and filmmaker. In the past 8 years he has worked for numerous international NGOs, the European Commission as well as the UN World Health Organization. He has worked on photography and film projects in Brazil, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Ghana, Burkina Faso and many other places. Passionate about social and environmental issues, Yann will bring his filmmaking expertise and help you shape the story you need.

Jose Huedo

Jose Huedo

Cinematographer, Photographer and Editor

Jose studied Industrial Design Engineering and Film at the Centre d’Estudis Cinematogràfics de Catalunya (CECC). He worked as cinematographer and assistant director for a range of film projects and social documentaries, including in Spain, Mozambique, and other places in Europe. Jose knows every step of movie production, from the very beginning to the end: create a dossier, write scripts, schedule a shooting, coordinate the edition and the audio post-production. In Brussels, he is mostly working as cinematographer and editor.

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