14. Supporting Good Causes
For several years we have been sponsoring the Fireflies,
a group of cyclists who take on a 1000km ride
across the French alps each year in aid of Leuka, a cancer research charity.
RANA (Red de Ayuda a Niños Abusados / Help Network for Abused Children) is a non-profit association for the Balearic Islands,
whose function is to prevent maltreatment and sexual child abuse through community awareness,
education and the promotion of a multidisciplinary approach.
to read more and here to see the commercial we shot for them.
When first time director Katrin Peters approached us about making a film to raise awareness about plastic poulltion in the sea,
we had to get involved! We spent a great day on Portals Vells beach with a whole crew of our in-house staff and generous freelancers who were happy to
contribute to such a worthy cause. You can view the film Plastic Seduction
here and the making of here.
Chenoa is a popular singer amongst young people in Spain and she kindly gave her time and music to help a great cause:
the children’s cancer unit at a Palma hospital. The song’s title is Today the Sun is Shining and it aims to encourage an
attitude of strength and smiles in the face of the disease. Our crew and many of our freelance community stepped up to
the occasion to make this project a reality.
See the VERY TOUCHING video here.
"Operación Kilo” is an initiative of the Food Bank where once a year they encourage individuals and companies to give a Kilo of imperishable food which will be distributed to those who need it most. Palma Pictures makes a bigger contribution to this campaign each year, when the Receptionist and all-round good samaritan Jenni Sykes calls upon all the staff, freelance crew and local suppliers to donate to the cause. Each year the efforts have been increasing and in 2015 a team of talented freelancers volunteered to shoot a film in support of the initiative with the help of Palma Pictures in-house staff and equipment. Since 2012, over 5 tonnes of food have been donated as a result of Jenni’s efforts!
You can watch the film here.