Brian Carderelli was a talented, young filmmaker who paid the ultimate price while filming for a humanitarian team in the mountains of Afghanistan. In August of 2010 he and ten of his colleagues were killed by insurgent militants as they returned from the medical work the team was performing. The Community Films Foundation is proud to dedicate the mission and humanitarian related work we do in memory of Brian. At 25 his life was taken, but may his spirit live on in the work we do.
Through the Brian Carderelli Project, the Community Films Foundation serves as a clearinghouse for uniting mission & humanitarian groups working in foreign countries with filmmakers who are willing to travel and give of their time and talents to help create support materials for these organizations.
Our filmmakers have worked in a variety of foreign lands, under a variety of governments, and sometimes in adverse and/or extreme conditions.
WHAT WE CREATE
The Foundation will help develop a professionally crafted 4-7 minute video capturing the heart and essence of the mission or humanitarian group involved. This powerful short films can then be used by the organization for marketing and fundraising with distribution via DVD, web, YouTube, etc.
HOW IT WORKS
The Community Films Foundation maintains a database of filmmakers and videographers who are willing to travel and film the work of the organization. The only costs to the organization for filming are those expenses related to travel, food and accommodations for the filmmaker. The filmmaker donates their time, their equipment, and their skills.
Through our partnership with professional film and video production companies and freelance editors the Foundation receives editing at extremely discounted rates. These professionals also guarantee that the finished video meets our high standards of excellence.
How Can You Get Involved?
MISSION & HUMANITARIAN GROUPS
If your group is a mission-based or humanitarian organization, please request an Organization Application and let us know about your group, your video need, and the timeframe of your next trip or filming opportunity.
FILMMAKERS & VIDEOGRAPHERS
If you are interested in giving of your time and talents to help a mission-based or humanitarian effort abroad, please request a Filmmaker Application To be considered, participants must have a current passport and access to an 4K or HD camera.
If you are interested in offering discounted services to help these mission and humanitarian groups, please request a Video Editor Application