Oculus Creator’s Lab Advisor

Oculus Creator’s Lab is back for the second year. I am honored to be selected as an Advisor to this wonderful program pairing filmmakers to nonprofits to create empathy and meaningful action.

Learn more about this year’s program on the Oculus Blog.

Interview with Vimeo

The video sharing website Vimeo recently invited me into their headquarters in NYC, where they interviewed me about my work and experiences to inspire their creator community. Grateful for the opportunity to speak about my work focused on social justice issues and experiences with filming in 360-degree video/virtual reality.

Watch the interview »

Women on the Move VR is now Online!

2017 Skoll World Forum

Women on the Move at Skoll World Forum

My recent virtual reality project Women on the Move is…on the move! In addition to exhibition at the Harvard Social Enterprise Conference and Atlanta Film Festival this upcoming week, it will be exhibited at the Skoll World Forum, April 4-7 in Oxford, UK. I will also be attending as a speaker and giving a masterclass with my team from the VR for Good by Oculus program, representing CARE, Oculus, and Matter Unlimited.

About the Skoll World Forum
The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is the premier international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Our mission is to accelerate the impact of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs by uniting them with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage, and large-scale social change.

[Update: the Forum was a great success! This post has been updated with a photo of our panel.]

Women on the Move at Harvard Social Enterprise Conference

Next weekend, I will be presenting and exhibiting my virtual reality project Women on the Move at the Harvard Social Enterprise Conference in Cambridge, MA. The annual conference, taking place March 25-26, has been recognized as a leading forum for dialogue, debate, and networking around social enterprise. I’m excited to showcase the project in this context, and discuss how immersive experiences can engage donors and attract attention to pressing social causes.


Joining 1% for the Planet

We’re pleased to announce that Vivid Story has joined 1% for the Planet, where we will be donating 1% of our annual sales to environmental nonprofits creating positive change.

1% for the Planet us a global network of businesses, nonprofits and individuals working together for a healthy planet. Launched in 2002 by Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and Blue Ribbon Flies founder Craig Mathews, member companies have given back more than $150 million dollars to the environment.

Join us and learn more at onepercentfortheplanet.org.


B Corp Certification

Honored that Vivid Story is officially a Certified B Corporation®. We’re excited to join a global movement of leaders who are using business as a force for good.

B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. With over 2000 member businesses including Patagonia, Etsy, Kickstarter, and Warby Parker, we believe in the vision of this movement to redefine how businesses measure success.

Women on the Move Official Selection at SXSW

Proud to announce that Women on the Move, the virtual reality experience I directed, has been accepted into official selection at SXSW. It will be playing in the inaugural SXSW Virtual Reality Cinema from March 14-16 in Austin, TX. Grateful to everyone involved at CARE, VR for Good by Oculus, Nokia, Reel Fx, and on our team. We’ll be releasing it on Facebook, the Oculus Rift, and Samsung Gear VR this Spring.

See the announcement on the Oculus Blog »


VR for Good at Sundance

I’m proud to be part of the Oculus VR for Good Creator’s Lab. The virtual reality project I directed with CARE, Women on the Move, is premiering at the Oculus House during the Sundance Film Festival. It is available for public viewing from January 24-27.

See CARE’s press release about our debut.

The project will be released at other events and festivals this Spring, and soon available on the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, and Facebook 360 platforms.

Vivid Story Newsletter

We recently sent out our final Vivid Story newsletter of the year to highlight our most recent news and projects. These included being part of the VR for Good program by Oculus and Facebook, and Weiner making the Oscar Shortlist, a feature-length documentary Liz Co-Produced.

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At Vivid Story, we’re committed to powerful personal storytelling. We are deeply proud of the organizations we partner with, from educational nonprofits, to humanitarian agencies and social impact leadership programs.

As 2016 comes to a close, we reflect on the importance of our work. From the environment, immigration, to women’s and minority rights, the amplification of empowering stories is needed more than ever.