GoFundMe announced on Thursday the launch of its GoFundMe Studios, which is described as a new video production studio that is dedicated to sharing stories that emerge through the crowdfunding platform. Film executives Wil Tidman and Chris Neil are set to lead GoFundMe Studios and produce short-form documentaries, feature-length films, live moments, podcasts, and editorial content.
“Our platform is home to some of the most uplifting, moving stories about the good in people. GoFundMe Studios will broadcast these stories to inspire our community and remind everyone that they have the ability to spark change. With top talent from the industry bringing their vision to this project, we think GoFundMe Studios will leave an indelible mark.”
Wil Tidman, Executive Producer and Head of GoFundMe Studios, also shared:
“In my career, I have yet to come across so many truly incredible stories as the ones we’ve found on GoFundMe. GoFundMe Studios will showcase the extraordinary stories of humans changing the world through the simple act of giving. Through a documentary storytelling lens, we aim to inspire our community and the world to turn compassion into action.”
“Now is the time for these stories. With so much tragic news these days, people are hungry for artfully told, real-life stories that remind us of the transformative power of kindness and compassion.”
GoFundMe added that GoFundMe Studios’ first release will be Jim Ford, Repo Man, which is a documentary about how a random act of giving, from an unexpected source, has the power to transform lives. The film focuses on Jim, a rough-and-tumble repo man whose heart is touched by Pat & Stan, an elderly couple whose car he’s forced to repossess. When Jim starts a GoFundMe campaign for Pat and Stan all their lives are changed forever.