THE NEW BREED documents the rise of a new generation of change-makers, using business to tackle the worlds biggest social and environmental problems.
Feature Documentary: 80 Minutes
The film captures the journey of three compelling millennials as they start businesses to tackle social and environmental issues; including Poverty, Homelessness and Environmental Pollution.
Kohl, co-founder of KNOWN SUPPLY, an apparel company based in Costa Mesa, California, empowers women in Uganda and Peru through education, mentorship and a steady income to rise out of poverty. Janna, founder of BONFOLK, a one-for-one sock company based in New Orleans, Louisiana, donates a pair of socks to someone in need with every pair of socks sold and Ben, David and Kevin, co-founders of BUREO, a plastic recycling company based in Ventura, California, collect discarded fishing nets off the coast of Chile and transform them into functional new products like skateboards, surf fins and eyewear.
THE NEW BREED is a hybrid documentary with no talking heads, no interviews and no voice-overs. All dialogue comes from authentic meetings each entrepreneur has with their stakeholders around the world. Short sketches throughout the film, led by comedians, musicians and academics, illuminate the global forces that have triggered this movement, tackling topics like colonialism, inequality and ‘the history of poverty’ in simple, fun and easy-to-understand ways.
The project itself is a social enterprise, proceeds from the film will provide film equipment and training to young filmmakers from disadvantaged backgrounds around the world.