News from Good Pitch!
नमस्ते (namaste!) to all our wonderful backers!
We're buzzing with excitement after spending last week with the brilliant team at BRITDOC for the Good Pitch, which took place on Friday 24th during CPH:DOX in Copenhagen, bringing together filmmakers and change-makers to unite and promote amazing films and important issues.
In our pitch to a 500 strong audience, we pledged to taking our cue from Circus Kathmandu and to ensure that the film will do more than just tell an incredible story - by developing a unique combination of storytelling through film, circus performance and advocacy, we know that there is a real capacity to change things on a grassroots level.
Co-director Sky, Producer Elhum and Impact Producer Julia were joined by surprise guests - the film’s stars - Sheetal and Saraswati! Their powerful words during the pitch captivated hearts and minds (and triggered a few tears in the audience too)!
The brilliant people around our amazing table included Katie McGowan from Business for Better Society, Pashupati Bhandari from the Nepal Tourism Board, Tristan Forster, CEO of FSI Worldwide, Redford Healey from London Universities Purchasing Consortium, Sristi Joshi Malla from South Asia Women’s Fund, Suzie Gilbert from ThoughtWorks, Tabitha Jackson from Sundance and Emmanuel Bochud from Cirque du Soleil; who between them offered support from business strategising to screenings at global conferences and networks, as well as funds to support Circus Kathmandu's work.
A few highlights from the floor:
Sristi Joshi Malla from South Asia Women’s Fund, Nepal, saluted the Saraswoti, Sheetal and the wider CK group for their bravery to speak about this issue which has been taboo for centuries, and pledged to use the film as an awareness raising tool in all their 18 Asian countries.
Tabitha Jackson from Sundance underlined how film can help join the dots: “Artists help us look at things we would usually turn away from. Using the body as a tool of empowerment and beauty. And that will remain with people long after forgetting the facts.”
Meanwhile, longtime supporter of the film, Tristan Forster from FSI Worldwide committed to learning more about how to use the film to galvanise empathy from the corporations who are still prolific in labor trafficking and beyond.
We can't wait to begin working with all of them on making change happen with the film...
And speaking of the film itself - we have also been busy on the final phases of actually making it - polishing, fine tuning, tweaking - making it the very best it can be! We will be in touch with updates on that front very soon.
Love from all of us at Even When I Fall HQ x