NoKidHungry

No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. After 25 years of successfully investing in local nonprofits and helping find the best approaches to eradicating poverty and hunger, Share Our Strength launched No Kid Hungry in 2010. HollandWest was asked by No Kid Hungry to write, develop, and execute the No Kid Hungry fundraising campaign showcasing the powerful work the organization is doing in communities.

 

We partnered with director Nicole Januarie to write and direct this campaign. The short film was screened live at Chef Kwame Onwuachi’s Family Reunion at the Salamander Hotels & Resorts in partnership with No Kid Hungry and Food & Wine. The film was so well received, that teams have extended its run to air in cinemas as pre-roll promoting Kwame Onwuachi’s Biopic starring LaKeith Stanfield.

 

Directed by

Nicole Januarie | HollandWest

We’re In Stoppage Time: Make Your Plan to Vote

This joint project between More Than A Vote, and Black Players For Change includes interview footage from MLS players explaining what is at stake in this election — citing the pandemic, the persistence of racial injustice, and climate change — and implores fans to take action now by making a plan to vote in order to have a say in the direction of our country. It culminates with a voiceover from the 1989 PBS documentary James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket with the late author and civil rights activist impatiently asking how much more time is needed for change before the players conclude that “we’re in stoppage time. The time is now to create lasting change. Make a plan to vote.”

 

Directed by

Warren Oliver | Kurt Williamson

NYSERDA Clean Energy Communities

In collaboration with Arch Street Communications and New York State, HollandWest took on the task of crafting a series of stories showing how different communities across New York utilize clean energy all across the state. From solar grids in Boonsvile to Smithtown, New York that buys electric Chevrolet Bolts in addition to charging stations that the public can use for free for at least two years. The town plays a role in showcasing alternative technologies.

 

Directed by

Kurt Williamson | Warren Oliver

The HUB Project | Health Care Voter

The Hub Project builds coalitions and provides resources, capacity, infrastructure, and expertise to partners in the progressive movement. With experience in communications, digital, organizing, and research, we bring our skills to advocacy campaigns working to strengthen our democracy, protect access to health care, and ensure the economy works for everyone. The Hub Project called on HollandWest to develop some powerful stories around the current state of access to basic healthcare. Karamo Bell was named the new ambassador of Health Care Voter and HollandWest followed him around America as we heard amazing stories from families telling their stories about the importance of having healthcare.

 

Directed by

Kurt Williamson | Warren Oliver

Vote Early ft. Common

In continuation with the 2020 When We All Vote campaign we’ve been commissioned to creative direct, one of the assignments was to take a powerful song that rapper, actor, and activist Common wrote and turn it into a music video. One of the challenges is that we were still at the height of Covid, so we did not have access to Common. We came up with the idea of making this a totally animation piece using powerful imagery to tell a story. Working with the animation wizard Tim Van and his team we crafted something that ended up getting a lot of notoriety.

 

Directed by

Kurt Williamson | Warren Oliver

There Must Be A Reason featuring poet ADD-2

Another important project we worked on during our time with When We All Vote was working with poet and rapper Add-2 (Andre DiJuan Daniels) hailing from Chicago. We worked with Art Director Tim Van to craft a powerful story through animation.

 

Directed by

Kurt Williamson | Warren Oliver

Biden Goes Home

Hillary Clinton made history by becoming the first woman nominated by the Democratic Party for President of the United States of America in 2016. Clinton held various public office positions prior to the campaign including 67th United States Secretary of State, U.S. Senator from New York, and First Lady of The United States. Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary for America, sought to create digital content to showcase the campaign trail. HollandWestProductions served as director of photography for this special on Joe Biden campaigning in his home state of Pennsylvania for Hillary Clinton. This digital content was posted on her campaign Facebook page and her other social media platforms.

 

Directed by

Kurt Williamson | HollandWest

When We All Vote

When We All Vote is a leading national, nonpartisan initiative on a mission to change the culture around voting and to increase participation in each and every election by helping to close the race and age gap. Created by Michelle Obama, When We All Vote brings together individuals, institutions, brands, and organizations to register new voters across the country and advance civic education for the entire family and voters of every age to build an informed and engaged electorate for today and generations to come. Hollandwest was tapped to be the creative agency during the 2020 election cycle. During our time we crafted a ton of digital assets that touched all social platforms and helped garner the attention of millions of new voters.

 

Creative Directed by

Kurt Williamson | HollandWest

 

 

WhenWeAllVote

When We All Vote is a leading national, nonpartisan initiative on a mission to change the culture around voting and to increase participation in each and every election by helping to close the race and age gap. Created by Michelle Obama, When We All Vote brings together individuals, institutions, brands, and organizations to register new voters across the country and advance civic education for the entire family and voters of every age to build an informed and engaged electorate for today and generations to come. Hollandwest was tapped to be the creative agency during the 2020 election cycle. During our time we crafted a vast library of digital assets, from IG live, YouTube content, Music Videos, Interviews, News Outlets, and more.  We have to thank Stephanie Young who brought us into the campaign and Michelle Obama for trusting us and our vision.

 

Creative Lead

Kurt Williamson | Warren Oliver

Voices At The Table

Hillary Clinton made history by becoming the first woman nominated by the Democratic Party for President of the United States of America in 2016. Clinton held various public office positions prior to the campaign including 67th United States Secretary of State, U.S. Senator from New York, and First Lady of The United States. HollandWestProductions co-produced and filmed a piece showcasing the concerns of everyday Americans for the official Hillary For America 2016 Presidential Campaign. This digital content particularly highlights African Americans’ stories and concerns ranging from opportunities for children to racial profiling. “She’s got grit, she’s got grace, and she will get it done.” #HillaryForAmerica This digital content has aired on posted on her campaign Facebook page and other social media platforms.

 

Directed by

Kurt Williamson | HollandWest