Persistent Productions is a full service, video production agency, dedicated to producing work that puts Meaning In Motion. We have engaged with the healthcare industry in multiple ways, working across borders with stakeholders ranging from hospitals to Medical App makers. 

The work we have done with our healthcare partners has resulted in varied forms of finished products, from direct patient family education videos to patient led testimonials. The examples below give insight into how Persistent Productions engages in and produces high quality video content across a variety of topics and multiple formats.

Patient Family Education Videos

Client: Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Format: Video Series

Role: Creative, Production and Post Production 

This idea for the creation of the Day One Talk (D1T) videos was born when the Global Health Initiative (GHI) and Persistent Productions were collaborating on the How I Live documentary. While filming, one of the pediatric oncologists asked the team to create an educational video that healthcare providers could use when providing a diagnosis to patients and their families. This prompted us to think more broadly about how film could be used in global health settings to supplement existing educational materials and discussions between healthcare providers and patient families.

Instructional Video

Innovation Video

Client: Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Format: Web Video for Patients and Families

Role: Creative, Production and Post Production 

The Stem Cell Transplant Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's performs autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplants (also called bone marrow transplants) to treat and support the treatment of pediatric cancers, blood disorders, and other conditions. We are one of the largest and most experienced pediatric stem cell transplant programs in the world, performing more than 100 transplants per year. Our team includes doctors and scientists who are leaders in pediatric stem cell transplantation, as well as nationally known pediatric subspecialists. 

Client: Independent Documentary Film

Format: Short Film

Role: Pre-Production, Ideation, Creative, Production and Post Production 

How do you tackle a global health problem that’s largely treatable, but the tools to diagnose it can’t reach its victims? Maybe an app is the answer. Meet Nitin Shrivastava, an M.D. Candidate at the University of Massachusetts Medical School who’s using a free app called CRADLE to diagnose Retinoblastoma in the rural areas of Guatemala. Children here with this pediatric cancer of the eye are too young to complain of their symptoms and the ophthalmoscope traditionally used to diagnose the disease is a scarce resource. Could this app change the way physicians and families around the world identify this life-threatening disease? Could this app change the way physicians around the world identify this life-threatening disease and save the lives of children throughout the developing world?

* Clear As Day was one of the three winners in the Innovations in Global Health category in the CUGH Pulitzer Global Health Video Competition 2016.

* Clear As Day is also a Finalist (Impact Video: Innovation Category) in the Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) 2017.

Program/Organisation Overview Videos

Client: Community Counseling of Bristol County

Format: Web Series

Role: Creative, Script Writing, Production and Post Production 

Led by integrated teams, the goal of CCBC’s ACCS program is to assist individuals with a serious mental illness in achieving recovery, health, and self-sufficiency goals. Working in tandem while on the production of the “Recovery is Real” Series and the “Inside The Impact” series for the Community Counseling of Bristol County, Inc. (CCBC), we also created a Program Overview video for their Adult Community Clinical Services (ACCS) Program to meet three main objectives: #1. Branding & Awareness; #2. Recruitment; & #3. Employee Buy-in & Engagement.

Patient Testimonial Videos

Client: Community Counseling of Bristol County

Format: Web Series

Role: Creative, Production and Post Production 

Teddy is in the Dr. Robert Smith Supportive Case Management Housing Program at CCBC. The Dr. Robert Smith Supportive Case Management Housing Program is a house which provides supportive case management and transitional housing services in a safe, stable living environment for up to 24 months for 12 adult men with a history of a substance use disorder. Raquel is in the Pathways program at CCBC. The Pathways program serves as a therapeutic alternative to inpatient care, providing a continuum of comprehensive and innovative treatment and recovery services to those in acute distress as well as those needing extended periods of support.

This NEW “Recovery is Real” Series produced for the Community Counseling of Bristol County, Inc. (CCBC) once again lends a voice to their clients to tell their personal stories about how the different treatment and support  programs at CCBC have helped them in their recovery journeys.

Op-Doc Independent Healthcare Projects

Client: Independent Documentary Film

Format: Feature Length Documentary Film

Role: Pre-Production, Ideation, Creative, Production and Post Production 

'How I Live' follows the journeys of four children with cancer in Guatemala, El Salvador, Myanmar and Egypt. Following them from diagnosis through treatment, the complex issues facing patients, families and healthcare providers emerge. The film documents the difficulties not only of cancer treatment but also the physical and geographic obstacles to accessing care and how these can be the most daunting to overcome.

 

We meet the healthcare teams who know and understand what those challenges look like for families of children with cancer and are working to provide quality care to their patients in the face of adverse conditions. Weaving together four years of filming and stories from disparate corners of the globe, the film is a composite of: the power of parents’ love, children’s courage, and what is possible when a community is dedicated to treating and someday curing childhood cancer.

Film Website: www.howIlivewithcancer.com

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