Brandeis Media also produces cause-driven documentary films usually targeted to play at large fundraising events.
Clients include Pfizer, Hazelden, Cablevision, The New School, Stony Brook University, The NY Institute of Technology and others.
Stony Brook University: ‘THE NEXT FRONTIER’
For prospective students and donors, a documentary piece that examines how Stony Brook University is rising to President Obama’s challenge to explore the hidden mysteries of the brain.
The New School: ‘THE BOB KERRY DECADE’
Former Senator Bob Kerrey was leaving The New School as it’s president and it had been preordained that the staff would give him the gift of a video at a fundraiser celebrating his decade-long tenure. But Bob’s tenure had been extremely controversial, so there was a long debate about how to approach it. I knew Bob and asked asked him what he wanted. He said, “I rarely watch these things. Just tell the whole truth.” Then he proceeded to give some names of people to interview who might not be his biggest fans. The New School staff felt I had thoroughly succeeded in giving Bob what he’d asked for, and Bob liked his gift. Happy ending.
The New York Institute of Technology: ‘THE FUTURE IS OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE’
A documentary piece that serves to educate both prospective students and donors about the changing reality of Osteopathic Medicine.
The Lowell School for Special Needs: ‘LOWELL NEEDS A BUILDING’
Possibly the best special needs high school in New York City was seriously overcrowded. This film succeeded in helping them to raise enough money for a new building.
The following samples from the 90’s, dubbed from low resolution tape supplied by clients, do not represent current quality standards. The content, however, does.
INNER CITY SCHOOLS
A Fundraiser honoring the Catholic School System in New York City for its persistent efforts in supplying wayward
and displaced kids a place to receive a good education.
Using social media to educate and empower young people regarding HIV/AIDS. A Tribute to James Dolan, CEO of Cablevision.
WALTER KAITZ FOUNDATION
Dedicated to Diversity in the Workplace. A Tribute to Charles Dolan, CEO of Cablevision.
LUSTGARTEN PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH CENTER
A courageous and light-hearted video profiling Marc Lustgarten, who would soon die of pancreatic cancer, but not before setting up a world-class Research Center to defeat his deadly rival.