The early bird, seen from our campaign room in Scotland.
Photo: Ben Kempas

The Power of Documentary

The Power of Documentary

At FILM & CAMPAIGN, we believe in the power of documentary film to spark conversations, ideas, and change.

We create unique campaign strategies for your films — grounded in our own background in documentary filmmaking and powered by innovative digital tools.

Our impact campaigns know no borders. We're a European team rooted in Scotland — and have worked with clients in 25 countries.

They keep coming back to us for:

a "fountain of ideas"
(their words)
a no-nonsense
attitude
high production value
& attention to detail
competitive pricing &
super-transparent billing

Let's talk about your project

    The film you’ve created is unique, so why limit its horizons with an ‘off the shelf’ outreach plan? We’ve developed a range of innovative techniques to bring independent films to audiences that traditional distribution just can’t reach. Together, we’ll define your impact goals and the best strategies to meet them. This could lead to a community-driven day of action to maximise public attention, or an online ‘story universe’ where your audience can explore the film’s themes. Long before your premiere, we build a following to make use of your greatest asset: the energy and enthusiasm of your audience. Driven by our expertise in harnessing this people-power, our aim is to craft unique campaigns that will stand out in a crowded digital space. Here are some examples.

    After THE OIL MACHINE

    Sparking conversations in a rapidly changing context with 230+ events

    WER SIND WIR? (Who are we?)

    And who do we want to be?

    DIE KINDER DER UTOPIE

    A Germany-wide, year-long, on-demand impact campaign

    We’re committed to celebrating the open and collaborative spirit that is the hallmark of the doc scene. Drawing on years of experience as a filmmaker and campaigner, Ben has been sharing his knowledge in individual consultancies, campaign development workshops and presentations at industry events across Europe – on-site and online. Here’s a selection.
    In order for your documentary to have an impact, you’ll need the right digital tools to get organised. NationBuilder software may be better known as a political campaigning tool, but we were the first to apply its power to the world of documentary outreach. Whether you’re a producer, distributor or impact campaigner, our expertise will help you organise and grow your own community using NationBuilder. Increasingly, this grassroots approach offers a viable alternative to traditional distribution models. Here are some examples of websites we’ve built on NationBuilder.

    PATROL

    Website for Re:wild, Austin, TX

    THE OIL MACHINE

    Website for Sonja Henrici Creates, Edinburgh

    Auto Images

    Website for Auto Images, Malmö

    Committed to keeping the spirit of the doc community alive in the midst of a pandemic, we’ve expanded our remit to include bespoke livestream production, providing an online environment that recreates the magic of live documentary events while still creating impact.

    After THE OIL MACHINE

    Going live 'After THE OIL MACHINE' – with pay-what-you-can

    MEAT THE FUTURE

    High-profile impact events for a doc on lab-grown meat

    BANK JOB

    With 2,000 tickets sold for a single online event, the pressure is on

Let's talk!