Quick overview of Big Vision:
LAUNCHED IN 2010 BY DANI FAITH LEONARD & ALEX CIRILLO, BIG VISION EMPTY WALLET IS A FILM AND MEDIA INCUBATOR THAT PRODUCES PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT CREATORS AND GET PROJECTS MADE AND SEEN.
AT OUR PRODUCTION COMPANY BIG VISION CREATIVE, WE’RE PRODUCING FEATURE FILMS AND DEVELOPING TV AND DIGITAL CONTENT.
OUR INCUBATOR PROGRAMS could use some love:
- SUPPORTS FEATURE FILMS WITH INCLUSIVE TEAMS THROUGH DISCOUNTS AND DISTRIBUTION ACCESS.
WHEN: Rolling submissions, accepting new projects as they come.
WHO: 5-10 fantastic films in 2017 (narrative or documentary) written, directed, and/or produced by women, people of color, or LGBTQ filmmakers.
STRUCTURE: Each project receives creative guidance, mentorship, and a business plan from the Big Vision team, extensive discounts from partners, and access to major festivals and distribution companies.
OUR INVOLVEMENT: Each project is a Big Vision co-production and heavily vetted by our team!
VIBE: A fun and inclusive environment where people with unique backgrounds and perspectives share their important ideas.
- 3 MONTHS OF DEVELOPMENT AND PITCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR CREATORS WORKING IN TV AND NEW MEDIA.
WHEN: February - April 2016
WHO: 10-15 creators who work across multiple genres selected for the program, plus 10-20 "residents" who specialize in specific genres and are called in when appropriate.
STRUCTURE: At the start of each month, we'll meet with teams to share the mandates, tastes, and tones of the networks, platforms, and companies who they'll be meeting with later in the month. After building teams and developing strong pitches internally, the best teams meet with the companies to pitch their concepts.
OUR INVOLVEMENT: The Big Vision team will be with them along the way to develop, sell, and ultimately produce the shows.
VIBE: Picture summer camp for adults who want to create awesome shit and get rich.
Press about our programs
who we reach:
BOLD, FORWARD-THINKING, ADVENTUROUS, EXCITING, IMPACTFUL, EYE-OPENING, CONVERSATION STARTERS.
Technologically-advanced, early adopters, highly creative influencers.
Men and women (mostly 25-45) who embrace all cultures and aim to be socially conscious.
13,000 readers of our newsletter, thousands of creators at festivals like Sundance and SXSW, millions of viewers through the projects that we support through our incubator programs.
how the sponsors' $ is allocated:
In 2017 , we'd love to provide seed money and/or finishing funds for the 5-10 projects that we select for the Kickstart Diversity Program! In the development stages, small amounts of money can be crucial in moving a film to the next stage. In post-production, a small investment can be the final piece needed. In addition, we'd love to allocate funds to producing small trailers and pitch videos at our Creators Program.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
We looking for a total of $165,000 for our programs in 2017, but no sponsorship is too small.
General sponsorships will be used as we see fit (see the chart above), but you can also earmark a sponsorship to benefit a specific program or a specific demographic or genre that appeals to your brand (i.e. support a female-directed film, an LGBT-themed project, sci-fi alien movie, etc).
You can also inquire about event sponsorships - we need to showcase our programs and work on a regular basis and we do this in NY and at major festivals like Sundance and SXSW. Through Big Vision, we have produced over 300 interactive events and we love to get together and have a blast while showcasing our creators' work.
For the Creators Program, we specifically need a space sponsor to provide a location in NYC for 30-50 highly creative people to meet for one full day per week from February - April 2016.
In exchange for sponsorship, we will work with you to figure out how to best reach your company's goals by integrating you into our programs. We can provide specific naming rights, use your technology, showcase your brand in our correspondence and at events - the possibilities are endless. We aim to be as collaborative as possible and want to further your goals and mission.
Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about Big Vision. We are so proud of the company that we've created and the creators we support and now, more than ever, we are excited to promote inclusion and propel unique perspectives. We hope to work with you to achieve both of our goals in 2017!
Dani & Alex
Dani@bigvisionemptywallet.com // Alex@bigvisionemptywallet.com