Moving social impact
stories from lived to told.
Needle & Frame is a filmmaking + arts collective that builds solidarity, unites communities, and inspires courageous action toward positive social transformation.
We are reimagining how production companies tell and share stories. We are an inclusive, equitable, just, and ethical community of artists and storytellers who create meaningful projects rooted in activism and deep intention.
FILMS + TOOLKITS
Our short documentary films immerse viewers in urgent issues of our time, offering a meaningful connection with community leaders on the frontlines of social change.
Each project is accompanied by action toolsets tailored to the target audiences of each film and developed with the expertise of those most impacted.
The sets include educational curriculums, group discussion guides, community resources, suggested reading lists, and civic action items, which are offered to film audiences who are inspired by the stories of Needle + Frame project participants.
We collaborate with nonprofit organizations and socially conscious businesses to build their communities and amplify their work through creative storytelling processes. We work with our clients to ensure fair and accessible rates. Our tailored consulting meets the unique needs, strengths, resources, and talents of our clients, weaving in participatory filmmaking methods and community-driven approaches.
Our consulting offerings provide a meaningful and empowering experience for our clients that leaves them with an inspiring story they can share with their communities for fundraising, advocacy, and/or educational purposes.
ARTS + ACTION
Needle + Frame’s Arts & Action Community convenes creatives, activists, community leaders, policymakers, and anyone else using creative tools as a means for inspiring social change.
Every month, the community chooses a theme that we explore through virtual gatherings, featured curated content, and digital care packages exploring the theme.
This community is starting soon and we are currently accepting early memberships and applications for artists to contribute their work. (All artists will be compensated). New and emerging artists are strongly encouraged to apply. Founding members who join early will receive exclusive benefits.
Stories have the power to educate, shift norms, attitudes and beliefs, and even influence public policy. Everyone should have the artistic tools to share their stories with dignity, impact, and confidence. We build this belief into every aspect of our creative planning processes—from the initial stages of creative development until long after final credits roll.
As we adapt our approach to the unique situation of every project, we ensure that we include aspects of the following:
Community participation, leadership and co-creation
A centering of community expertise and lived experiences
Informed consent and open feedback loop
Adaptability and resiliency
Joy, fun, and celebration