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Remembering Our Veterans: Stories of Service by MediaStorm

MediaStorm is committed to developing in-depth, quality stories on the most important issues of our time, and perhaps none has touched us as deeply as those of our country’s veterans. In the last ten years, we have developed four films on veterans that explore loss, grief, hope, and the possibility of change.

We believe that storytelling replaces anonymity and silence with empathy and information. Stories of veterans and their families give people insight into both what their lives look like outside of their services; and how service has impacted their lives. We hope that our stories help audiences think critically and compassionately about what it means to send our young men and women to war.

We are so grateful to every veteran who has shared his or her story with us and we hope that telling your stories has been healing and helpful in some way.

We celebrate the innovations of returning vets like Jake Clark, the Founder and Executive Director of Save a Warrior. In 2014, in partnership with Soledad O’Brien and the Starfish Media Group, MediaStorm developed a special report for CNN on the rising incidence of suicide and PTSD among our young veterans, and Jake’s valiant efforts to create safe haven and hope for them.


In Homecoming, we celebrate what Starbucks, one of the country’s leading socially responsible corporations, has done to reintegrate veterans to civilian life. The unemployment rate of veterans is nearly double that of civilians–making it very difficult for our soldiers to come back to their civilian lives. In telling the story of one returning veteran, Major Amy Queensbury, Homecoming explores what can be gained when we provide equal opportunity to service men and women.


A portrait of veterans would be incomplete without stories of loss, grief, and trauma. Marlboro Marine, developed in partnership with the Los Angeles Times’ Luis Sanco, goes behind the frame of one of the most iconic photographs of a soldier in war to show the lasting impacts of war on one young man.


The grief of war is felt acutely among the families who are left behind, both in battle and and at home. One of our first films, Never Coming Home, examines the impacts of that loss on one family New York City.


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MediaStorm Premieres 7 Films for the Wall St. Journal’s Fifth Annual Innovators Award at the Museum of Modern Art


MediaStorm produced seven films for the Wall St. Journal Magazine for its fifth annual Innovator Awards at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on November 4th. Seven trailblazing talents were honored for their groundbreaking accomplishments in their respective disciplines. We were thrilled to premiere our seven films on the honorees at this prestigious event.

Selected by WSJ. Magazine editors, the honorees were: Richard Serra (Art); Mark Parker (Brand); Thomas Heatherwick (Design); Angelina Jolie Pitt (Entertainment/Film); Miuccia Prada (Fashion); Karl Ove Knausgaard (Literature); and Stewart Butterfield (Technology). Each winner was presented with an award designed by the 2011 Design winner Joris Laarman.

The films provide a visual narrative on each of the awardees. They also serve both as record and testimony to the innovator’s work, and at the actual event, were used to introduce each awardee.

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Help Us Celebrate MediaStorm’s 10 Year Anniversary


MediaStorm will be 10 years old on November 16th. We are humbled to have reached this milestone and incredibly excited about the future!

In reflecting back on the past decade we’ve heard some amazing things from our subscribers, clients, contributors and partners. We thought it would be a good idea to offer you an opportunity for you to share your comments as well.

What has MediaStorm meant to you? Have any of our stories shifted your world perspective in any way? Have we impacted the way you think about and develop your work? Have you used our online training? Have you found inspiration in any way from our work? What do you hope MediaStorm will do in the future?

We’d love to include your thoughts on our digital channels as we move towards celebrating our November 16th anniversary.

Please share your comments via video or in writing and send to info@mediastorm.com no later than November 8th.

Thank you so much for continuing to support our work and being part of our amazing community.

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Griffin Museum Of Photography Announces 2015 Focus Award Recipients, Including MediaStorm


The Griffin Museum of Photography announced the recipients of its tenth annual Focus Awards.

“This year’s Focus awardees are a combination of local and international photography trendsetters and innovators. The Focus Awards recognize the hard work, dedication and enthusiasm of a select group of enthusiastic, creative individuals and organizations dedicated to the art and business of photography,” says Paula Tognarelli, executive director of the Griffin Museum.

This year’s Focus Award recipients are:

Lifetime Achievement – Karen Sinsheimer, former Curator of Photography at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Rising Star – Kat Kiernan, is the Editor-in-Chief of Don’t Take Pictures, a print and online photography publication.

Spotlight – MediaStorm

For more information and tickets, please visit the Griffin Museum website, call 781-729-1158 or email frances@griffinmuseum.org.

Limited tickets ($15) will be available for the November 13th lecture with Brian Storm, followed by the mimosa brunch and focus award ceremony ($85) on November 14, 2015. Tickets are $15 for Brian Storm lecture and $85 for brunch/awards ceremony. There are limited (20) FREE tickets for full-time students admission with valid school ID (for award ceremony only/brunch not included).

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Support MediaStorm’s First Original Film – Fight Hate with Love on Kickstarter Now

Over the course of a year, MediaStorm has dedicated itself to telling the story of one family trying to come together after a long period of incarceration.

Fight Hate with Love is about how the impacts of incarceration, poverty, and racial injustice can tear down the most valuable thing we have — our family.

In an era that shines a spotlight on the terrors of mass incarceration as a whole, Fight Hate with Love takes you intimately through one family’s journey.

We’ve done so much already but now we’re in the final stretch of post production and we need your help. Please support us to help make this film a reality and to help us bring it to homes all over America that need to know what it really means to live in an era of mass incarceration.

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