Global Leadership Awards

Vital Voices Global Partnership

Hardpin was the production partner for the fourth year for Vital Voices’ Annual Global Leadership Awards that took place October 25, 2023, at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. We produced seven films, including the event’s opening film and films for all four Global Leadership Award recipients: climate activist and social entrepreneur Inna Braverman, gender-based violence activist Hellen Lunkuse, disability rights activist Sara Minkara, and Sudanese women’s rights activist Enass Muzamel.

Challenge

From the beginning, time was against us. We had less than a week to create a pitch deck and present our creative idea. Within twenty four hours, we received the great news that we were selected for the project and now had two weeks to prepare for the production in Mexico City. Nobody told us this was going to be easy, we knew the obstacles and we needed to be extra organized to make this a success. We were working remotely from our different desks across the United States and our Mexico crew consisted of over +30 people, DP, camera operators, gaffers, sound operators, and in field producers. We were fully equipped with a strong team.

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Tommy Holmberg

Senior Producer

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Sara Kenigsberg

Supervising Producer

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Tay McEvers

Director, Production

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Will Hyler

Supervisor of Motion Graphics and Creative

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Hardpin partnered with Vital Voices and Queen Collective: a Queen Latifah, Procter & Gamble, and Flavor Unit Entertainment initiative that helps create more opportunities behind the camera for diverse creators in the storytelling industry. In just two months, Hardpin, alongside an EP and Directors from Queen Collective, planned, produced, filmed, and edited the honoree and opening films in Italy, Uganda, Netherlands, Israel, and New York.

Alyse Nelson

President & CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership

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"Streamy Awards Place Holder. Change Later"

These films debuted on the big screen in front of a live audience at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, actress and activist Ashley Judd, Co-anchor of PBS NewsHour Amna Nawaz and more watched in person alongside fourteen hundred attendees.

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Movement Live by Michelob Ultra

Hardpin used light and rhythm to capture the energy of this 600-person spin class party in Mexico City for AB InBev.

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Convention Across America

Hardpin was tasked with creating over 40 videos for the Democratic National Convention, both for the convention itself as well as promotional videos. The Washinton Post called it “award-worthy television.”

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Hardpin Turns 10!

What better way to celebrate 10 years of partnering with great causes, campaigns and companies than by introducing our new look.

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