| INVESTOR'S BRIEF
EARTHWORKS FILMS, INC., founded in 1980 by Maria Florio and Victoria Mudd, is dedicated to creating feature documentaries designed to inform and inspire social change. By employing dynamic and engaging visual imagery and content, we illuminate and provide possible solutions to some of the world's most appalling conditions. These topics will encompass issues close to home such as corporate hegemony and corruption. Others will involve stories with a universal significance- global exploration- both in human and environmental terms.
Mass media has the potential to reach, inform and influence literally millions of people. Despite the pervasiveness of the media, few independent documentaries address the most challenging social issues.
The recent success of many feature documentaries released theatrically in the U.S. has created an expanded window of opportunity.
Remarkably, there is little existing competition. Historically, funding for documentaries comes from grants and limited broadcast outlets. Small production companies are usually only capable of releasing one documentary every few years for television. Larger companies, operating under contract and constraint to broadcasters, have a small but steady profit margin producing television material on demand (e.g. for the Discovery or History Channel.) By their nature and design, these documentaries are at best modest in scope and composition.
Our competitive advantage rests on the experience of our principals. Under their guidance, EARTHWORKS FILMS' cutting edge documentaries, focusing on injustices and social issues, have had profitable theatrical runs, both domestically and internationally.