Discovery Project 2 – Stories of Impact
At the conclusion of “The Discovery Project 2”, a unique partnership between the UK’s Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO), Discovery Communications and Impact(Ed) International, FCDO requested a way to immortalize individual stories of impact. Working alongside a US-based production company, I arranged an ambitious three-country two-week shoot in some of the most remote parts of Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya, scheduled for March 2020. When the pandemic cancelled our shoot plans, I quickly pivoted, coming up with a creative and safe alternative. Working with stakeholders and creative talent in each country, I remotely and successfully oversaw six scaled-back interview shoots, and worked with the production company to on-board an upcoming African illustrator to fill in b-roll gaps. This quick creative thinking resulted in a unique set of impact videos that the donor described as some of the most innovative portrayals of impact from a project to-date.