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"Odyssey Impact has transformed my independent film into a vehicle for social change. It's beyond what I could have imagined a film could do."

Andrew Michael Ellis, Director, Second Shot

"Odyssey Impact has transformed my independent film into a vehicle for social change. It's beyond what I could have imagined a film could do."

Andrew Michael Ellis, Second Shot

"Odyssey Impact’s campaign for Run For His Life completely made a shift in my life. It was one of the pieces of petition used helped free my Dad from the prison sentence. After 34.5 years in a Federal prison my Dad was made a free man in February 2021."

Pete Monsanto Jr., Featured in Run For His Life

"We made The Rape of Recy Taylor in order that it might impact our current society, that all would know of Recy Taylor’s courage to stand up to her abusers. This did not just begin with the #MeToo movement. Odyssey Impact helped us realize that critical vision for our film. Thanks to their expert and sensitive work, Recy Taylor will not be forgotten."​

Nancy Burski, Director, Rape of Recy Taylor

"Odyssey Impact’s campaign for Run For His Life completely made a shift in my life. It was one of the pieces of petition used helped free my Dad from the prison sentence. After 34.5 years in a Federal prison my Dad was made a free man in February 2021."

Pete Monsanto Jr., Featured in Run For His Life

"We made The Rape of Recy Taylor in order that it might impact our current society, that all would know of Recy Taylor’s courage to stand up to her abusers. This did not just begin with the #MeToo movement. Odyssey Impact helped us realize that critical vision for our film. Thanks to their expert and sensitive work, Recy Taylor will not be forgotten."

Nancy Burski, Director, Rape of Recy Taylor

Starting An Impact Campaign

Unique in the emerging impact media landscape, Odyssey Impact®’s campaigns use documentaries as tools to educate, build awareness, and prompt social action among both secular and faith-based change makers.

The result — a society connected, engaged, and united.

Landscape Analysis

Odyssey Impact conducts a six week period of research into the current landscape of the issues uplifted in the film.

Study the Issues

Brain Trust

Odyssey Impact gathers stakeholders to participate in a Brain Trust where feedback and insights inform campaign strategies and tactics, and campaign partnerships begin to form.

Convene a Coalition of Changemakers

Strategic Plan

Based on the research conducted in the Landscape Analysis and Brain Trust, Odyssey Impact creates a comprehensive Strategic Plan for each Impact Campaign that includes: Vision for Impact; Campaign Objectives; Calls to Action, and more.

Outreach

Odyssey Impact Custom Created Screening Toolkit and Resources

We work with experts to build custom Screening Toolkits to accompany films for screening hosts and partners who join the Impact Campaign.

Build Custom Resources

Partner Engagement

We establish partners from across the faith, advocacy, and educational sectors who want to engage their communities.

Engage Partners

Screenings Strategy

We create custom screening strategies that include identifying and conducting outreach to key target audiences and demographics, helping determine potential screening hosts.

Launch Impact Campaign

Odyssey Impact Hosts Virtual Events

We coordinate and produce customized virtual events to promote films and Social Impact Campaigns, fostering community and connection, and maximizing impact.

Engage Directly With Communities

Reporting and Campaign Analytics

Custom status updates and reports are provided weekly.

Monitor Reach

Communications

We promote the film and campaign through a number of media channels, including social media, web, and email.

Communications

See What Your Stories Can Do

By tapping into the attention and resources of locally-based organizations, places of worship, campuses, Odyssey Impact® creates opportunities for constructive dialogue, insightful learning, interfaith collaboration, and civic engagement on issues that often divide–rather than unite–us. Working closely with secular and faith-based organizers and advocates,  customizing our approaches to the needs and priorities of each particular film, we deploy a tried-and-tested formula for using film as a vehicle for community engagement and social action.

The Rape of Recy Taylor

The social impact campaign for The Rape of Recy Taylor was designed to engage, educate, and activate the public around issues related to sexual violence against women and underscore the historical trauma faced by Black women during the Jim Crow South and still today. 

The film screenings were hosted by both faith-based and secular communities at educational institutions, non-profit organizations, faith-based institutions, houses of worship, African American museums, campus-based initiatives, Black Greek letter organizations, government, advocacy, and community groups. 

Milwaukee 53206

Odyssey Impact facilitated a multi-year strategic impact campaign comprising grassroots community screenings with faithbased communities and secular groups.

Impact screenings
Audience members, nationwide
States the film has been viewed

Trapped: Cash Bail in America

Odyssey Impact coordinated and hosted a live town hall, to launch the film’s impact campaign. The robust discussion focused on the economic and racial inequalities of the cash bail system, emerging reform efforts, and how the 2020 election could shape the future of the American criminal-legal system.

Odyssey Impact coordinated a Fireside Chat series with the filmmaker, Chris L. Jenkins and special partners and guests including Civil Rights Corps, Civil Rights Attorney Alec Karakatsanis, and Vera Institute of Justice.

The EMI National Task Force screened the film at the 5th National Prison Summit on Mass Incarceration, and planned a Bail Out event in partnership with Faith in Dallas.

The Sentence

Odyssey Impact coordinated a special screening event with Worth Rises’ and their initiative, Connecting Families, which aimed to eliminate the cost of communication in Connecticut prisons. As part of its efforts, Worth Rises hosted a screening of The Sentence on in partnership with Color of Change and the Working Families Party, at the Connecticut Capitol Building. The screening attendees had the opportunity to participate in petition signing and testimonial sharing in support of the Connecting Families campaign.

Odyssey Impact partnered with Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), to adapt its HBO Watch Party Toolkit for impact screenings. The toolkit became the basis of the Discussion and Facilitator guide for the campaign.

Run For His Life

The year-long national social impact campaign for Run For His Life was designed to educate, engage and activate the public around the number of children separated from their parents through parental incarceration in America. The film is free to the public and is supported by a digital Screening Toolkit, available in English and Spanish.

Odyssey Impact hosted a Youth and Criminal Justice Forum in partnership with REFORM Alliance, with sponsorship from MTV Entertainment Group. Participants learned the ins and outs of the criminal justice system.

Descended from the Promise Land: The Legacy of Black Wall Street

The year-long national social impact campaign for Descended from The Promised Land: The Legacy of Black Wall is designed to educate, engage and activate the public around the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, acknowledging that this is a major historical event that is not widely taught in schools. The campaign launched in alignment with the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre, with the overarching goal of honoring the legacies of survivors and descendants.

Odyssey Impact partnered with American Airlines, making the film available as in flight entertainment, 40,000+ plays as of August, 2022.

Stranger/Sister

The year-long national social impact campaign for Stranger/Sister is designed to be a powerful catalyst for dialogue and to create opportunities to educate, engage and activate the public to stop hate. The impact campaign goals, inspired by the incredible work of the Sisterhood, focus on: uniting communities against hate, intentional relationship building, and creating peaceful dialogue across lines of difference.

Odyssey Impact partnered with the Pluralism Project at Harvard University, which created the Discussion and Resource Guide that accompanies the film.

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Milwaukee 53206 was the Silver Award winner at the 2020 Telly Awards for General Television, having screened on American Documentary & WORLD Channel.

Impact screenings
Audience members, nationwide
States the film has been viewed

OBJECTIVE

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SUCCESS

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The Rape of Recy Taylor

Odyssey Impact partnered with the NAACP College and Youth division for an HBCU screenings tour.

The film screenings were hosted by both faith-based and secular communities at educational institutions, non-profit organizations, faith-based institutions, houses of worship, African American museums, campus-based initiatives, Black Greek letter organizations, government, advocacy, and community groups. 

OBJECTIVE

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SUCCESS

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Trapped: Cash Bail in America

Odyssey Impact coordinated and hosted a live town hall, to launch the film’s impact campaign. The town hall event was moderated by influencer Topeka K. Sam, and featured Chris L. Jenkins; Robin Steinberg; CEO of The Bail Project; William Evans, cast member and CEO of Neighborhood Benches; and others. The robust discussion focused on the economic and racial inequalities of the cash bail system, emerging reform efforts, and how the 2020 election could shape the future of the American criminal-legal system.

Odyssey Impact coordinated a Fireside Chat series with the filmmaker, Chris L. Jenkins and special partners and guests including Civil Rights Corps, Civil Rights Attorney Alec Karakatsanis, and Vera Institute of Justice.

The EMI National Task Force screened the film at the 5th National Prison Summit on Mass Incarceration, and planned a Bail Out event in partnership with Faith in Dallas.

OBJECTIVE

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SUCCESS

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The Sentence

Odyssey Impact coordinated a special screening event with Worth Rises’ and their initiative, Connecting Families, which aimed to eliminate the cost of communication in Connecticut prisons. As part of its efforts, Worth Rises hosted a screening of The Sentence on in partnership with Color of Change and the Working Families Party, at the Connecticut Capitol Building. The screening attendees had the opportunity to participate in petition signing and testimonial sharing in support of the Connecting Families campaign.

Odyssey Impact partnered with Movement for Family Power, which developed a one-page resource on the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA). The ASFA is the law that largely determines how child welfare systems terminate the rights of parents. The resource provides background on how the ASFA contributes to the loss of parental rights for thousands of incarcerated parents.

Odyssey Impact partnered with Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), to adapt its HBO Watch Party Toolkit for impact screenings. The toolkit became the basis of the Discussion and Facilitator guide for the campaign.

OBJECTIVE

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SUCCESS

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Run For His Life

The year-long national social impact campaign for Run For His Life was designed to educate, engage and activate the public around the number of children separated from their parents through parental incarceration in America. The film is free to the public and is supported by a digital Screening Toolkit, available in English and Spanish.

Odyssey Impact hosted a Youth and Criminal Justice Forum in partnership with REFORM Alliance, with sponsorship from MTV Entertainment Group. The live event was moderated by Rev. Dr. Brianna Parker, Founding Curator, Black Millennial Cafe and featured prominent activists and influencers, including Pete Monsato Jr., star of Run For His Life, and Jessica Jackson, Chief Advocacy Officer of the REFORM Alliance and co-founder of #cut50. Participants learned the ins and outs of the criminal justice system.

OBJECTIVE

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SUCCESS

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Descended from The Promised Land: The Legacy of Black Wall Street

Launch efforts for Descended from The Promised Land: The Legacy of Black Wall Street officially commenced in late May 2021 to commemorate the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre, with an intentional focus on the community in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Those special screening events included, The University of Tulsa, College of Law, the Black Wall Street Legacy Festival, and a special screening and panel event presented by The March on Washington Film Festival.

Since the launch, the film has screened at a variety of organizations in both faith and secular communities, including: Giphy, University of Connecticut Law School, George Washington Carver Museum Cultural and Genealogy Center, Ernst & Young, Rosa Parks Museum, and the Guardian Summit, presented by Camelback Ventures.

Odyssey Impact partnered with American Airlines, making the film available as in flight entertainment, 40,000+ plays as of August, 2022.

OBJECTIVE

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SUCCESS

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Stranger/Sister

The year-long national social impact campaign for Stranger/Sister is designed to be a powerful catalyst for dialogue and to create opportunities to educate, engage and activate the public to stop hate. The impact campaign goals, inspired by the incredible work of the Sisterhood, focus on: uniting communities against hate, intentional relationship building, and creating peaceful dialogue across lines of difference.

The national social impact campaign for Stranger/Sister launched in March 2021, in alignment with Women’s History Month. Since the launch, the film has screened at a variety of organizations in both faith and secular communities, including: Temple B’nai Shalom; Virginia Theological Seminary; Ebenezer Baptist Church; Holy Apostles Episcopal Church Brooklyn; FDNY; InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit; Rutgers Interfaith Alliance; Harvard Divinity School; Institute for Islamic, Christian and Jewish Studies; AbbVie; and Ovative Group.

Odyssey Impact partnered with the Pluralism Project at Harvard University, which created the Discussion and Resource Guide that accompanies the film.

OBJECTIVE

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SUCCESS

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Ready to start your impact campaign?

To begin a conversation about collaborating with Odyssey Impact®, please schedule a meeting with Evy Constantine, Head of Social Impact.

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Using powerful stories delivered by award-winning films and social impact campaigns, we engage faith and community leaders in solutions for greater measurable impact.

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