Fostering Connections

Project Description

In partnership with Agentic, we created a caregiver awareness and recruitment campaign to highlight the importance of both kinship care and foster care. Featuring the amazing stories of BC families supporting young people in their care, we developed the messaging and creative, and ran the advertising campaign. We also produced four 30 second videos and a longer mini-doc.

Partners: Agentic, Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), the Adoptive Families Association of BC (AFABC), the Federation of Aboriginal Foster Parents (FAFP), and the BC Federation of Foster Parents Associations (BCFFPA)

Naloxone Wakes You Up

Project Description

We created a video that trains youth how to recognize and respond to an overdose for the BC Centre for Disease Control's Take Home Naloxone program. We also worked with Inner City Youth to put together an art booklet based on a research project with street-involved youth in Vancouver who were asked about their experience with the program. Some of their meaningful comments are featured alongside illustrations by youth artists. Since these projects overlapped, we were able to work the youths' material into the video as well. Read a blog post for more details.

Clients BC Centre for Disease Control, Inner City Youth

Give Something Big

Project Description

After a successful Take Back the Day tribute card campaign for Mother's Day, Inter Pares returned to us for the Christmas holiday season and we again managed the development and marketing of Give Something Big and its French counterpart, Emballez-vous! These campaigns featured 30-second video PSAs and a Flash-based “Do-It-Yourself” engine so donors could create their own animated, musical e-cards. We also held promotional online contests to spread awareness.

Circle of Life. Circle of Love.

Project Description

We are in the final stages of developing a video highlighting Canim Lake Band’s success at supporting those living with HIV or affected by HIV in their community in order to educate and inspire others.

Client: Canim Lake Band

Take Back the Day

Project Description

In 2008, we created a Mother’s Day tribute card campaign for Inter Pares. Take Back the Day tied into the activist origins of the holiday to support women around the world working for change. We designed the website, holiday cards and animated video, and handled the promotion via online advertising, social media and email campaigns.

In 2019, we adapted the video from its Flash-developed origins to a contemporary format, and added new material. The campaign site is now over but Inter Pares continues to support Mother's Day donations in the spirit of the original holiday.

Naloxone Saves Lives Videos

Project Description

Employing our signature documentary approach, we created videos about BC's Take Home Naloxone program that highlight the importance of the overdose reversing medication, and also trains both adults and youth in its use. The adult version, Naloxone Saves Lives, is featured above. Naloxone Wakes You Up is targeted to youth.

Clients Harm Reduction Program, BC Centre for Disease Control; First Nations Health Authority

Drawing Wisdom

Project Description

Drawing Wisdom is a Hello Cool World collaborative project co-founded by Jada-Gabrielle Pape (Saanich & Snuneymuxw Nations) and Kat Dodds (fifth generation Irish/Scottish Settler descent).  We make films, launch campaigns, hold workshops, and create teaching resources. All designed to celebrate Indigenous resilience.


Arts & Health Mini-Doc

Project Description

Hello Cool World has been pleased to partner with Arts Health Network Canada and Arts Health BC to produced a ‘mini-doc’ on Arts & Health activity in BC. The mini-doc features a range of arts & health initiatives and interviews with a few champions of Arts & Health in BC. 

Partners Arts Health Network Canada, Arts Health BC

Sisters Speak

Project Description

Sisters Speak is a project to share knowledge with young First Nations women and girls in Vancouver to prevent sexual exploitation. In May 2015, we launched the first phase of a digital storytelling campaign featuring a video, postcards, display banners and website.

TB Germ A Cunning World Traveller!

Project Description

TB Germ — A Cunning World Traveller was created in collaboration with the TB Services team at the BCCDC with support from the BC Lung Association. This project is in six languages, English, Mandarin, Punjabi, Vietnamese, Korean and Tagalog and launched on World TB Day 2015. Now in the process of being evaluated the animation can be viewed in all languages on the BCCDC website and our vimeo channel.