education and sharing have long been a big part of stillmotion’s foundation. we feel we’ve been very fortunate for the crazy ride we’ve been on over the past several years. while we have had some pretty special opportunities, we have also gotten the ability to be a part of some very meaningful projects. what inspires us the most to share our ideas and educate is when we have the opportunity to really help somebody else understand what they are doing better, find more meaning in their own work, and develop their own voice with which they can tell their own stories. we love to tell stories and we especially love to tell meaningful stories. if we can help others find and follow their own passion, we can offer so much more. until now, our efforts have been mostly focused on the photo and cinema industries. for years we have been looking at ways to teach and share outside of that bubble. ways to reach even more people. we’ve considered donating a percentage of…
…our profits to the many good causes out there but it always felt like we could do more. with that, the idea of Share was born. rather than donating a percentage of our profits, we thought, what if we donated a percentage of our time. in doing so, we could tell stories that could reach and help in a much bigger way than any single donation we might make.
stillmotion: Share. a story a year.
every year we will take on one cause and tell their story on a 100% volunteer basis.
if you have an idea for a story that needs to be told, whether that is your story or one you know of, please email us at Share@stillmotion.ca
if you’d like to lend your support and get involved in Share, whether that be in your time or skills, please email us at Share@stillmotion.ca
our first story is for Old Skool Cafe, a youth run supper club.
Teresa, the first heart behind Old Skool, was a correctional officer who was really affected by how few options there are for youth after they have entered the system. she would get so connected to many of the youth with the time she spent with them inside of prison. sadly, many ended up right back inside shortly after being released. the environment many of these youth come from, and the environment from which they are released into gives them little chance of breaking free. Teresa wanted to created a way out, another options that could offer these youth a positive community support system as well as an income. with that, and 8 long years of hard work, Old Skool Cafe was born. in the coming weeks we will have images and a film telling the story of Old Skool Cafe, our first story for the stillmotion: Share project.
if you’de like to have a great meal and support a great cause at the same time, come join us at Old Skool Cafe in San Francisco this Friday at 7:30PM. feel free to call and make reservations yourself by calling the Cafe or email Share@stillmotion.ca with how many people would like to join and we can add you to our group. we hope to see you there.
-the SM fam.