Three Dollar Bill Cinema ShoutOuts

I created the ShoutOut promo series for Seattle’s Three Dollar Bill Cinema in the beginning of 2017. The promos feature members of Seattle’s diverse queer filmmaking community including activists, filmmakers, performers and board members from a variety of different communities.

Before starting, I crafted a series of questions about each interviewee’s relationship to Three Dollar Bill and queer cinema in general. This enabled us to craft a variety of topical cuts that feel conversational and friendly and do more than just promote Three Dollar Bill programs.

The promos were adaptable to a variety of different applications including social media posts, fundraising auctions and pre-screening content. In fact, Three Dollar Bill is still using the footage almost two years since they were first created - a testament to the usefulness of the original concept.

David’s ShoutOut series profiled many of our supporters and was instrumental in increasing our online profile. The videos brought awareness of our organization to a global audience, and emphasized the importance of our mission. They were so successful that we used the videos as part of our appeal during our annual fundraising gala, and the event raised just over $200,000 for our cause.
— Jason Plourde, Three Dollar Bill Cinema Executive Director, 2017