This past month, United We Can released a new Sales and Info short on our Refundable Beverage Container Recycle program. United We Can chose a little known local company called UpperStory Films and wow did we make a great choice. Right from the beginning owner and head producer Jennifer knew what we wanted to communicate, and made our short film come to life. Her heart for the non-profit world was also reflected in her pricing.
Recently I caught up with Jennifer and asked her, what drives her passion for film, her response……..
“I have always had a passion for film and travel, so when I graduated UBC’s film program and promptly moved to the UK. I was following a dream and a lead to work on a remake of The Last Unicorn – one of the films that made me want to make films. The producer was impressed by my initiative (moving halfway around the world on the slight chance of a film) and he hired me to work on preproduction promotional material to secure funding. He also introduced me to the local indie film community, and I worked as an assistant editor on a feature and a number of shorts. The Last Unicorn didn’t get made, but the producer got me accreditation to the Cannes Film Festival (which was awesome!). I returned home and spent a couple of years working at Rainmaker as a scanner assistant on Smallville and other locally shot TV series and films. I spent time in Ghana volunteering at community television station Coastal TV on various short films, documentaries and news stories. I returned to the UK to work on the feature film Angels in Notting Hill with the same producer who had tried to get The Last Unicorn off the ground. After that, I travelled to northern Thailand, along the Burma border, where I shot and directed the documentary One Frame at a Time with New Zealand-based nonprofit Spinning Top.
In 2016 I launched UpperStory Films, which uses feature film conventions to create engaging and cinematic promotional videos…”
We can not thank UpperStory and Jennifer enough for how they have portrayed UWC, and we whole heartedly endorse their great work. Have a look at our 3 minute short film and learn more about UWC and the quality of work done by UpperStory Films