Delray Does Not Equal Decay

These Emmy winning videos were produced working with the education coalition Excellent Schools Detroit.

Delray is a neighborhood located on the southwest side of Detroit, Michigan. Isolated from other areas of Detroit by industrial warehouses and Interstate 75, population loss has left the area residents fighting blight and environmental pollution.

Despite the challenges, there are strong community members working hard for their families and trying to provide a good foundation for their community’s children. These stories reflect the strength and commitment of people who live there.

Producer Jacob Herwitz-Goodman produced this four-part series on the Delray neighborhood.

 

One of Us

One of Us depicts the story of one woman’s emotional struggle after she has been raped by an acquaintance.  As most rapes go unreported, the film’s intent is to present what happens to a woman when this occurs, her dependence on friends and their varying reactions to the assault.  The film leaves questions unanswered to provoke further thought and discussion.

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Inspired by the book Reimagining Detroit by journalist John Gallagher, he was our subject matter expert and a producer on this project.

Industrial collapse scars cities around the globe. Urban heroes are transforming their cities into more sustainable communities.

 

 

By the dawn of the 21 st century, many of the world’s once-powerful centers of industry had lost jobs and population to a devastating degree.  These urban centers include Detroit, Philadelphia, and Youngstown, in the United States, and Torino, Italy, and the Ruhr Valley district of Germany in Europe. Many critics claimed these urban centers  were finished, with no hope of revival or reinvention.

This movie is about the people who disagree…

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Hunting Blind

When John tries to talk to his brother Bill about a tragic accident in the past, his refusal of help leads him down a path of self-destruction. When the brothers encounter a trespasser on their land, Bill finds what he has been looking for all along.

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Leader of the Pack

One of Us Films produced this short video to help pitch a show to Animal Planet. While it didn’t get picked up, we were able to help tell part of the incredible journey these amazing dogs go on in becoming working dogs for the blind.

Leader Dogs for the Blind is a wonderful organization that provides dog guides to people who are blind and visually impaired to enhance their mobility, independence and quality of life.

Beyond Scholarship

Beyond Scholarship documents the success and need for growth of Detroit’s Boys Hope Girls Hope program.

The video depicts the organization’s staff, board members, sponsors, educators and most importantly, the BHGH children. Filming at some of the premier educational institutions of Metro-Detroit, along with BHGH’s living facilities, One of Us Films captured moving stories of children’s personal hardships and tragedies, and–thanks to BHGH–educational and emotional triumphs.

A personalized story of the reality and power of hope, this video offers viewers a candid look at BHGH’s successes and needs for future growth.

Diversity at Work

In Diversity at Comerica, a corporate culture emerges, reflective of the communities in which Comerica  does business and communities which are becoming more representative of the world population at large in both demographics and cultural nuances.

The video stresses Comerica’s commitment to diversity-training as well as  fostering genuine understanding of relationships with their customers.
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