Vovk Book Launch

AF headed down to the University Club in Washington D.C. to capture a book launch hosted by the Vovk Foundation. Lawmakers, ambassadors, experts, and scholars gathered to discuss why sharing Ukrainian stories is vital now more than ever. Our team was honored to interview such passionate individuals throughout this empowering event. 

Capital One Strategy

If you bank with Capital One, there is a good chance your customer experience is influenced by their corporate strategy group. This impressive team needed an equally impressive video to continue recruiting top talent. AF spent a few days at the Tyson’s HQ, talking to associates and executives to paint a picture of what Capital One Strategy is all about.

HPC Quick Takes

The Housing Policy Council (HPC) led by Ed Demarco, works to foster a strong and resilient housing finance system in the U.S. They enlisted our help to craft an educational video series titled ‘Quick Takes’ to break down our country’s finance system for those looking to better understand it. 

SSSAS College Office

Applying to college is stressful. Luckily, the students at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School have a superstar trio of college counselors on their side for the entire process. AF produced a video showcasing how this vibrant college office has helped students find the perfect school for decades.    

PVI Day of Giving ’24

This year’s annual “Day of Giving” video with PVI was a particularly fun endeavor. We interviewed and handed off GoPros to 9 students to take the community on an immersive look into life as a panther. The product was an energetic series of short videos that helped PVI reach well beyond their fundraising goal! 

Headfirst at 30

Brendan Sullivan, the founder of Headfirst, is set to inspire. To get his team fired up for the future, he called on Automatic Films for some help. We traveled all over the greater D.C. area, talking with members of the HeadFirst community to craft a moving video that captured the heart and history of the company.   

Wendy’s Journey

Over the years, the AF team has worked on some great projects with Capital One. One of our favorites so far was our recent video that highlighted the journey of Wendy, an associate who has worked with the company for over a decade. After spending the day at her branch and interviewing her friends and mentors, it is clear why she is such an inspiring figure to those around her.

Hope Giving Day

Hope Connections is a non-profit very close to our hearts. They offer entirely free programs and tools to assist individuals with the emotional and physical effects of cancer. Although our video expertise is usually called upon in the Spring for their annual gala, when asked to help with a new Giving Day project, we said yes immediately. We blended new interviews with highlights from the past few years for a series of short videos proving how vital Hope Connections is to those living with cancer.

EHS “Are You Ready?”

Just as we wrapped a project with Advancement, the Admissions team at Episcopal High School called. It was time for a new video, one that let the personality of the school and student body shine. Inspired by a recent commercial from the U.S. Navy, our team wrote a script that involved the entire EHS community, resulting in a striking and high-energy video.

Saints Together

St. Stephen and St. Agnes School is looking to transform the student experience with the Saints Together, Campaign for Community. This bold initiative is their largest campaign to date, so creating impactful videos to fuel fundraising was essential. Our history working with SSSAS helped us shape a moving launch piece, three mission-specific videos, and a dozen vignettes that showcased the heart of their community.

Fight for Children Honors

Fight for Children improves the lives of youth in the D.C. area by leveraging the power of sports for good. Automatic Films was asked to create videos highlighting the philanthropic work of their 2023 Honors class. This project was a blast and took us all over the city, from the U.S. capital to Nats Park and Audi Field, where the Washington Spirit picked up some new fans from the AF team! 

REI: Outside in 5

REI’s Outside in 5 initiative is working to get 100 million people in the U.S. within 5 minutes of green space. This national campaign launched right here in D.C. at Anacostia Park with a big community celebration. We documented the entire day, from their team going into D.C. to lobby for public land in the morning, to the concert and festivities that followed all evening in the park. It was great to partner with Forward Global on another project, especially one that has such an impact on our local community.

PVI Day of Giving

We were happy to continue our work with Paul VI High school with a fun video to get the community excited about the school, and thank those who have continually shown their support for the past 40 years.

Mason at Fifty

On its 50th anniversary, George Mason University looked to the future while celebrating and reflecting on its past. As part of their “Mason at Fifty” celebration, we worked with the university to create a video that showcased the achievements and impact of their student body on their community and around the world.

EHS Courage Campaign

Episcopal High School started the Courage campaign to take on a series of new initiatives to inspire the next generation of leaders and changemakers. They offer the community and education needed to prepare their students to make a real difference in the world. We were excited to make the video content for the most ambitious campaign in the school’s history and put a spotlight on how the Episcopal community continues to flourish and grow well after graduation. 

Salute Military Golf Association

SMGA has proven that golf is more than just a game. Since 2006, Jim Estes has been providing rehabilitative golf experiences for veterans and their families. We were honored to speak with veterans for this recent video campaign, and hear their stories of how this sport has fostered healing and joy both on and off the green.

Beyond Resilience

Described as a true visionary and the embodiment of resilience, Sister Carol has been the bedrock of Chestnut College for the past thirty years. Her one wish upon retirement was to create a campaign to shape the future of the college. We aided Sister Carol in her dream with a four-part video series that shared her incredible story. It was a treat to interview Sister Carol and her community to see how one woman’s passion and selflessness created such a legacy. 

Farewell to Ginny

When Ginny Colwell announced her retirement from Paul VI High School, the school knew a big celebration was in order to congratulate her on three amazing decades of work. We gathered all the memories, funny stories, and heartfelt words from her colleagues, friends, and family to create a film that captures the legacy and the heart of a woman who is so influential and special to her community.

Engineering Tomorrow

Engineers are to thank for almost every aspect of our lives from our transportation to our toothpaste. Engineering Tomorrow is an incredible free program created and delivered by real-world engineers to inspire high school students to pursue an engineering career. We worked with the Engineering Tomorrow team for this short video to introduce the program, dispel some common engineering myths, and prove that anyone has the power to become an engineer!