Third Stage Consulting is dedicated to building on the inspiration and urgency that documentary film brings to social justice concerns. Creative programming wrapped around a story, inspires those in the trenches grappling with ways to bring public awareness and empathy to those concerns. Through these efforts, Third Stage Consulting ensures that social justice documentaries create impact far beyond festivals, public audience engagement and broadcasts activity.
Third Stage Consulting provides strategic planning, designed to build the capacity of the nonprofit sector through partnerships with documentary filmmakers. Building on the filmmaker’s vision, we develop impactful and strategic calls to action – operationalized through targeted and measurable goals and objectives.
Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America
The campaign is centered around the mission and spirit of the WWAP to focus on “fierce, and factual efforts to correct the American narrative on our shared history of anti-Black racism.” Executed through a film screening campaign targeting the U.S. justice system, the film will be a mechanism to promote open conversation around issues related to the impact of racism on decision-making from arrest through imprisonment.
Jacinta (2022), Dir. Jessica Earnshaw
Third Stage designed and is currently executing an impact campaign that works with partners to disrupt laws, policies and practices that separate incarcerated mothers and their children. Campaign activities include criminal justice center training, national virtual broadcast panels with court reform activists, Instagram Live series, prison tour and educational outreach.
Hidden Letters (2022), Dir. Violent Feng
Third Stage is currently developing the impact campaign strategy to create a virtual museum of women’s art. The campaign will provide accessible virtual spaces for women to weave a landscape, through art, that allows expressions of vulnerability, resilience, and complexity of experience. The campaign will be present on TikTok, Instagram and culminate with events (museums, public gardens, and cultural centers around the world) that showcase the film and the museum of hidden art that it inspired.
Greener Pastures (2021), Dir. Sam Mirpoorian
Third Stage is currently designing the impact strategy with the goal of increased mental health services to rural communities.
Zero Gravity (2022), Dir. Thomas Verritte
Third Stage is providing ongoing strategic assistance around fund development and outreach.