Spin Film IMPACT [ SFi ]
The non-profit arm of Spin Film, SFi is a pro-active division of Spin Film that uses earned expertise, nuanced contacts and donor funds to intervene in real world issues brought to light through our films.
Founding Board Member
Chief Board Member
Esteemed Board Member
Ms. Hovey retired in 2019 as First Vice President and National Impact Investing Director of Morgan Stanley. Her career in wealth management spanned 34 years and was focused on ethical, socially responsible, investing alignment.
Dr. Jumaan (MPH, PhD) has over 30 years of experience in public health, including viral vaccine preventable diseases, cervical and breast cancer research, surveillance, maternal, child health and nutrition, primary health care, and women in development.
Arora Akanksha was the first woman millennial to run for the position of UN Secretary General in 2021. Arora is dedicated to serving organizations that are focused on making a positive difference in the area of human rights and social justice. Arora graduated Summa Cum Laude from York University in Bachelor of Administrative Studies and from Columbia University with a Masters in a Public Administration.
The Work of Dr. Aida Al-Sadeeq - Aden, Yemen
A key collaborator in our film HUNGER WARD, pediatrician Dr. Al Sadeeq continues her work to help severely malnourished children in Southern Yemen. Spin Film IMPACT supports her work through direct donations for lab tests, specialized diets, medicine, and lodging for families receiving treatment for SAMS (severe acute malnutrition syndrome).
Nurse Mekkia Mahdi - Hajjah, Yemen
Heralded throughout North Yemen for her lifelong commitment to treating children in need, Nurse Mekkia Mahdi inspires hope in all those around her at a constellation of rural clinics in Hajjah province. Spin Film IMPACT supports Nurse Mahdi's medical treatment of children facing Severe Acute Malnutrition due to war.
As an inspirational human being centered in our film HUNGER WARD, Spin Film IMPACT has resolved to support Nurse Mahdi's work for years to come.
LIFEBOAT - The Experiment
In partnership with ServicePlan, Europe's largest independent Ad Agency, we created a hybrid experiential project meant to generate greater empathy for asylum seekers crossing the Mediterranean. Filmed with volunteers in a fully controlled WAVE POOL the completed film was shown prior to mainstream films in theaters throughout Germany.
Paired with a strong social media campaign targeting German politicians, the project ultimately served as an important tool in encouraging a generous immigration policy for those fleeing war and privation. Funds raised with the project were donated directly to the non-profit Sea Watch, the rescue organization at the heart of our film LIFEBOAT.