PACIFIC FILM FOUNDATION

“Education is our most powerful weapon to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

Pacific Palisades, CA   |  www.pacificfilmfoundation.org

Mission

Pacific Film Foundation (PFF) is a global hub for documentary films and tv series focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Climate Action - Gender equality - Civil Rights - and more. PFF leverages the power of digital film, Web and television to inform and empower an increasingly self-reliant, informed and proactive citizenry. Based on the proven experience, expertise, resources and capabilities of its officers, directors, staff and partners, PFF is confident in its ability to meet its mandate and deliver on the promise of accelerated learning through the power of digital media. And, we look forward to the participation and support of the world’s communities.

Ruling year info

2003

Principal Officer

Joe Hartnett

Producer

Dayle Hartnett Ph.D.

Main address

16144 Alcima Avenue

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 USA

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EIN

57-1175341

NTEE code info

Film, Video (A31)

Birth Defects, Genetic Diseases Research (H20)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The planet desperately needs everyone to unite to mitigate the potential disaster of climate change and the environmental, social, and human challenges which must be met to move forward in a healthy, holistic manner. The Pacific Film Foundation (PFF), founded in 2004 to spotlight scientific breakthroughs, social justice, and civil rights has evolved into a growing nonprofit production company with a firm strategic direction for the decade 2021-2030. The United Nations has stated the problem(s) succinctly and directly via its "Sustainable Development Goals by 2030."

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Channel 3 - Good Health & Well-Being

PFF Channel focused on Gene Therapies

Population(s) Served

Focus on Educating Global Brands in Marketing Sustainability

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Ethnic and racial groups
Health
Age groups
Ethnic and racial groups
Health

Focus on the Series, Female and Finally Free

Population(s) Served

Focus on the Series, The Planet Game

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
People of Asian descent
People of Latin American descent
Indigenous peoples
People of Asian descent
People of Latin American descent

Focus on Civil Rights

Population(s) Served

Focus on Sustainable Tourism and Agriculture

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families
Adults
Families
Adults
Families
Social and economic status
Work status and occupations
Adults
Families
Social and economic status
Work status and occupations

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of unique website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Health

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Due to the Google Adwords Grant, April 10 through June 6, 2021, our website (https://pacificifilmfoundation.org) had: - 98,419 Unique Visitors - 6,914 Clicks - 7.03% Click-through Rate

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Pacific Film Foundation has created a documentary film/tv series hub with dedicated "Channels,” generating global audience engagement to achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Channels stream in content categories where PFF has demonstrated expertise:

#3 Good Health – Focus on Gene Therapies
#4 Quality Education – Focus on Educating Global Brands in Marketing Sustainability
#5 Gender Equality – Focus on the Series, Female & Finally Free
#13 Climate Action – Focus on the Series, The Planet Game
#16 Peace & Justice – Focus on Civil Rights
#17 Partnerships for the Goals – Focus on Sustainable Tourism and Agriculture

Our focus is to empower more individuals and organizations to develop, produce, and distribute films, television shows and series, podcasts, and blogs focused on key United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Each Channel hosts content produced by our organization and those with whom we collaborate.

Our upgraded Website is supported by a Google Adwords Grant managed by the digital advertising agency, NonProfit Megaphone to invest $10,000 per month in click-throughs to the Website https://pacificfilmfoundation.org

Pacific Film Foundation is focused on six (6) U.N Sustainable Goals, supported by "Channels" built into the site, https://pacificfilmfoundation.org

PFF Channel #3 Good Health and Well Being
Focus: Scientific breakthroughs, e.g. Gene Therapy [City of Hope, USC/Norris Cancer Center, NIH, American Cancer Society]

PFF Channel #4 Quality Education
Focus: Focus on Educating Global Brands in Marketing Sustainability - Note: In partnership with global advertising and marketing agencies

PFF Channel #5 Gender Equality
Focus: Freedom for Women, e.g. Female and Finally Free, PFF TV Series in development

PFF Channel #13 Climate Action
Focus: Global Awareness, e.g. The Planet Game, PFF Over-the-top Series in Development

PFF Channel #16 Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
Focus: Modern Civil Rights Leader Profiles, e.g. Partnership/Collaboration with an 4-year liberal arts academic institution and a PBS-affiliate television station (in process)

PFF Channel #17 Partnerships for the Goals
Focus: Evolving tourism on a global basis, e.g. PFF has deep experience in travel and tourism - destinations, airlines, hotels & resorts, cruise lines, and eco-travel.

We are now developing collaborations, co-authorship agreements, partnerships, co-branding programs, and new content in all six Channels listed above.

Pacific Film Foundation operates using the "Hollywood Model" which means our organization expands (and contracts) based upon the task(s) at hand.

For example, when we shot the documentary film, Pershing's Paths of Glory on the World War I battlefields of France, we assembled, supervised, and managed a team of over 75 people, including film crew, subjects, WWI costumed reenactors, townspeople, and logistical support (lodging, meals, comfort stations, generators, drones, etc.) Our expandable crew includes:

PRODUCTION
Directors, including Joe Hartnett
Writers, including Bill Braunstein and Mark Jonathan Harris
Producers, including Dayle Hartnett, Ph.D. and Joe Sperandeo
Directors of Photography, including Guido Frenzel
Camera Persons
Sound Recordists
Lighting Supervisors/Gaffers
Remote Kits (COVID-19)
Grips and PAs
Still Photographers
Location Managers
Makeup Artists
Caterers
Location Amenities Managers
Drivers

POST PRODUCTION
Editor Joe Sperandeo
Sound Mixing
Music Licensing
Still Photo & Video Licensing
Sound Effects
Visual Effects (Digital)
Color Correction

DISTRIBUTION
Dreamscape Media
Soundview Media Partners, LLC
"Over-the-Top"

We also have strong, existing collaborators to help us achieve these goals. Here's a list of organizations with whom we already work or have worked:

- The Library of Congress
- The National Archives
- The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History
- The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
- The National Institutes of Health
- City of Hope
- UCLA Extension
- Historic Black Colleges and Universities
- The Pershing Foundation
- The Pershing Project, LLC
- The Good Giants, LLC
- National Society of Pershing Rifles (60 chapters on college and university campuses nationwide)
- National Society of Pershing Angels
- National Society of Blackjacks
- Military of the World Wars
- World War I Centennial Commission/The Doughboy Foundation
- French Mission Centenaire

Using all resources we will curate and moderate uploads of content by approved collaborators and partners into the nine (9) channels supporting U.N Sustainable Goals built into the site.

Site traffic has been significantly boosted by a generous Google Grant of $10,000/mo worth of Adwords.

The Pacific Film Foundation is a nonprofit production company that began with "A Delicate Balance," a short documentary film shot at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, CA and released in 2005.

A Current Review of "A Delicate Balance"
"In 2004, I was approached by 3-time Oscar-winning director, Mark Jonathan Harris to be part of a documentary about a new immune-based therapy for glioblastoma that I was working on with Dr. Michael Jensen at the City of Hope. As oncologists and immunologists, we were seeking a way to genetically modify human T-cells outside the body to fight brain cancer in adults and children. The film, A Delicate Balance by the Pacific Film Foundation holds up very well to this day in 2021, as it's clear that gene therapy has come a long way to treating not only cancer, but also infections. The two new RNA-based vaccines for the ongoing pandemic (Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna) are a type of gene therapy that work inside the body to activate the immune system to fight COVID-19."
Laurence Cooper, M.D., Ph.D.

In the interim, PFF has developed, produced, and placed into distribution documentary feature and short films covering these important areas:

HISTORY - MILITARY HISTORY:
"Pershing's Paths of Glory"
"General Pershing Warns Against Dictators"
"Pershing Did Not Dip Bullets in Pigs' Blood"
"A Close Shave Could Save Your Life!"
"Sandy Pershing Meets French Kids at Montsec American Monument"
"The Relationship of Generals Pershing and Patton"
"French TV Channel 3"'
"African-American Soldiers in France (1917-1918)"

HEALTH SCIENCE BREAKTHROUGHS:
"A Delicate Balance"
"Big Zach - ABC 7"
"Corey Plays Little League"
"Public Benefit Aviation - Angel Flight West

AFRICAN-AMERICA HISTORY:
"With One Tied Hand"
"The Good Giants"
"Ivan J. Houston Speaks to the DAR"
"The Procession of the Reenactors - The Liberation of Lucca"
"Stories of the Buffalo Soldiers" (Podcast)

TRAVEL & TOURISM:
"Cuba, Que Linda! Cuba."
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
"Tahiti: Islands Beyond the Ordinary"
"Switzerland: Your Personalized Visit"
"Hawaiki Nui Va'a - World Championship Canoe Race"

SOCIAL JUSTICE/PRISON REFORM:
"Prison Transformations"
"The Prison Project" (in development)
"Female & Finally Free" (in development)

CLIMATE CHANGE:
"Planet A+" (Blog)
"The Green Sheet" (blog in development)
"The Planet Game" (in development)

Review of "Pershing's Paths of Glory:"
“At a time when we're all searching for inspirational leaders, it is instructive to examine the qualities of former American heroes. Pershing's admirable traits are on display in this fine documentary. It's moving to see how the young people in this film are trying to learn from his legacy." Mark Jonathan Harris, 3-Time Oscar Winner.

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PACIFIC FILM FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 6/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Walter Joseph Hartnett

Hartnett & Associates, Inc.

Term: 2005 - 2021


Board co-chair

Dayle D. Hartnett, Ph.D.

Retired

Term: 2005 - 2021

David Hutchinson

Program Partners

Pam Markovitz

Community

Gary Pia

Mission Street Wealth Planning

Organizational demographics

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