I was recently contacted by the wonderful Nicole Sorochan of One Net Marketing to join the crew of an important project.
I have done quite a bit of non-profit video work in Victoria, and my latest venture had me camera operating for NEED2’s new campaign video. NEED2 Suicide Prevention Education and Support works to prevent deaths by suicide, and remove the stigma surrounding suicide.
I had a chance to work with many of my local favorites on this video, including Nicole, director Michael Tension, DOP Bill Weaver and cam op Ian McKenzie, sound dude David Parfit, the One Net Marketing team, behind-the-scenes photographer extraordinaire Arnold Lim, and many others. Violinistextremist Kytami loaned her time and talent to appear in the video, along with the extras.
It was a great feeling watching the video premiere to thousands at Rock the Shores ’13 a few weeks ago.
The TURN IT UP campaign aims to raise noise for youth contemplating suicide.
Chris Holt, NEED2 director, explains:
Each year 1 million youth (under age 30) seriously consider suicide
On average, 2 youth everyday die by suicide
We have moments of silence to mourn their passing. Silence can’t help them.
What if we made some noise instead?
The TURN IT UP Campaign was born from a desire to speak to those 1 million youth considering suicide.
Our message is clear: Hope Has A Sound