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VIA Productions launches charitable initiative with OneWorld Health
Memphis-based video production company aims to increase support for sustainable healthcare in underserved regions of the world through video storytelling and client support
MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 22, 2018 – Memphis-based video production company VIA Productions announced today a charitable initiative with OneWorld Health, a provider of sustainable healthcare in third world countries. VIA supports OneWorld Health as a production partner, capturing and producing video content in Nicaragua and Uganda, in order to bring their story to a larger audience. The new initiative aims at promoting the organization to VIA’s clients by providing contribution and support opportunities on its invoices and updates on the organization’s work through their newsletter.
“Our mission is to do what we love, have fun doing it, be the best in the industry at it, and benefit others in the process. Our commitment to organizations like OneWorld Health is one of the ways we fulfill our mission to benefit others,” says Jaafar Gassid, VIA’s finance and operations director. “We are already active in our own community with our sponsorship of Indie Memphis, the Memphis Children’s Theatre, and the Geo Holmes Scholarship, our annual scholarship for up-and-coming filmmakers. We learned about the work OneWorld Health was doing from one of our clients, Dufresne Spencer Group. Working with OneWorld Health gives us an opportunity to benefit others around the world who might not otherwise have the chance to have their story told.”
VIA began working with OneWorld Health in January of 2017 when they sent a production crew to Nicaragua to film the opening of their first clinic. VIA producer Billie Worley has traveled to both Nicaragua and Uganda to document the work OneWorld Health is doing in both countries.
“Being part of OneWorld Health has been an incredible experience,” says Worley. “The need around the world for accessible, affordable healthcare is overwhelming and OneWorld Health is working incredibly hard to make it happen. Getting the chance to see what they are doing in both Uganda and Nicaragua has been life changing. After travelling and filming with them I can
honestly say it is truly about the people and making a difference in their lives. I am proud that VIA has made a commitment to being a part of such a powerful organization and I get to be part of it.”
About OneWorld Health
The vision of OneWorld Health is to empower communities to achieve long-term improvements in health and quality of life by providing a sustainable healthcare model that provides affordable healthcare to the communities who need it most without requiring ongoing support to keep the doors open. For more information on OneWorld Health, visit www.oneworldhealth.com.
About VIA Productions
VIA Productions simplifies the complexities of filmmaking by offering all video production services in-house from pre-production to post-production and every step in between. Specializing in commercial advertisements and feature films, the company was founded in 2007 with its headquarters in Memphis and an office in Portland, Oregon. For more information on VIA Productions, please visit www.viaproductions.com.