CAMPBELL RIVER, BC, Oct. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Team Generous, a creative collaborative who annually gather volunteer animation filmmakers to create a short film for a non-profit organization, earlier this evening premiered their newest film, produced over a two week period to raise awareness for Habitat for Humanity Canada.
"Each year, Team Generous chooses a charitable organization whose work we support and story we feel can effectively be told through an animated short," said Jericca Cleland, organizer of Team Generous Canada 2014. "Habitat for Humanity Canada, like us, believes that a safe, decent and affordable home is the foundation for stability and success, and we saw the potential to tell this story and spread this idea though animation and visual metaphor."
This year the group of animators convened in Campbell River, British Columbia. The two-week event was kicked-off by a day of volunteering on a Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North build site, followed by extensive time spent in an animation studio. The result is a 90 second animated short themed around the necessity of a solid foundation for communities and families to flourish.
"The film truly encapsulates the essence of Habitat for Humanity and the hand up we provide to low-income families in communities nationwide," said Mark Rodgers, chief operating officer of Habitat for Humanity Canada. "We couldn't be more appreciative of Team Generous and the time and effort that has gone into this incredible film."
The film's premier, held at the Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River earlier this evening, kicks off Habitat for Humanity Canada's recognition of the UN-designated World Habitat Day, which this year falls on Monday, October 6. To view the film or learn more about Habitat for Humanity Canada, please visit www.habitat.ca.
Team Generous and Habitat for Humanity Canada would like to thank these generous sponsors for making possible the 2014 film: host studio Twenty One Inc, The Animation Workshop and Investors Group Inc., Nørlum, the Campbell River Economic Development Corporation, the Campbell River Creative Industries Council, Upland Contracting, Coastal Community Credit Union, Tyee Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd., Annex Pro, Wacom, Pacific Coastal Airlines, and all Team Generous Canada 2014 Kickstarter backers and other supporters.
About Habitat for Humanity Canada
Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, non-profit organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. With the help of over 63,000 volunteers every year and 58 affiliate organizations from coast to coast, their mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to break the cycle of poverty in Canada and around the world. For more information, please visit www.habitat.ca.
About Team Generous
Team Generous is a creative collaborative annually donating animated films to NGO's to support their important charity work. Each event gathers 12 professional filmmakers volunteering their time for 2 weeks to make these shorts. We are committed to using our skills and expertise to 'make a film - make a difference' for a better world!
SOURCE: Habitat for Humanity Canada
For further information: Derek Mletzko, Manager, Marketing & Communications, Habitat for Humanity Canada, (416) 294-3039, [email protected]