Director Olivier Staub pushes the boundaries of visual storytelling to change the plight of the world’s most vulnerable in new film
The Producers director Olivier Staub and Jerome Gonfond, chief officer of Strike Agency in France, have reunited on an important new film, ‘AfterNews’, for Humanity & Inclusion.
Humanity & Inclusion is an NGO that has been working to support vulnerable people in areas of conflict and disaster for over four decades.
Technologically ambitious and epic in scope, the film reminds the world that needs persist even when they fade from media headlines. It serves as a powerful instrument ensure that the world’s most vulnerable individuals are not forgotten as the news cycle evolves.
This is not Gonfond and Staub’s first impactful story together. Their film, 37 Days, shot on top of a glacier in 2016, earned them over 65 international awards and became one of the top ten most awarded films worldwide that year.
Says Staub: “Crafting films and photography has always been my medium for expressing a vision, but weaving stories that can truly make a difference is undeniably a calling that ignites my creative soul.”
Says Tanya Spencer, executive producer, The Producers: “‘AfterNews’ spotlights Olivier Staub’s enormous range as well as his ability to deliver standout work under pressure. His technical prowess, his confidence in conquering the risks outside the square and his determination to find new ways of telling stories are all highlighted in this film.” Olivier Staub is represented by The Producers in AUNZ.
Adds Staub: “The challenge of this film lay in maintaining a seamless narrative flow, allowing audiences to discover and appreciate the characters as the story and concepts unfolded beyond the pivotal moment. Entirely shot using cutting-edge LED Wall technology, this film pushes the boundaries of visual storytelling, immersing viewers in an unparalleled striking cinematic world.”
‘AfterNews’ continues a longstanding partnership between Staub and Humanity & Inclusion. “I consider this film my humble contribution to the greater cause,” he says. “The birth of this film has been made possible through an outpouring of friendship and generosity from countless individuals across multiple continents. Without their collective support, this monumental endeavour would have remained beyond reach.”