The Where’s Dary? Educational Program is highlighted in two separate video projects; a PSA series and short documentary film.
The PSA series shows the important life events that Daryl, represented only by a cardboard cutout, is missing out on—playing basketball, taking a driver’s permit test, spending time with his girlfriend—because he’s in trouble with the law.
Original campaign concept, initial design and PSA series by Thomas Banuelos, Damon Casarez, Alex Cheng, and Rhombie Sandoval.
The short film details the innovative Designmatters-led anti-gun violence curricular program, Where’s Daryl, and its pilot rollout in the Los Angeles Unified School District in spring 2013.
Written and Directed by Benjamin Weiss
Shot and Edited by H.R. McDonald
A short documentary that follows a multi-disciplinary team of Art Center students investigating the living needs of low-income housing in India, for the purpose of building furniture prototypes for use in the high quality, low-cost housing championed by social entrepreneurship nonprofit partner Ashoka.
Producer/Director – Dabbu V. K. Ramanujam
Director of Photography – Akbar Basha
Editors – Corey Howard and Akbar Basha
Location Sound – Prakash Mohan
Sound Design – Siddarth Prakhash
Colorist – Dabbu V.K. Ramanujam
Voice Over – Michael McDowell
A 10 minute documentary produced in partnership with the Acacia Foundation about the National Tropical Botanical Gardens located in Kauai, Hawaii.
Director – Olaolu Jegede
Cinematographer – Jonathan Augustavo
Editor – Jorge Sandoval
The film follows the Designmatters Safe Agua Peru project, in which Art Center students co-created innovative design solutions to overcome water poverty with families living in Cerro Verde, a 30,000-person slum [asentamientos] perched on the hillsides surrounding Lima, Peru.
Directed by Erik Anderson, Student, Broadcast Cinema
Enter the world of “Harry Gota” and step into a journey that took a multidisciplinary team of students and Art Center faculty from their green hillside campus in Pasadena to the slums of Chile’s Compamento San Jose, as part of the Safe Agua Project. Produced in collaboration with the non-profit organization Un Techo para mi Pais.
Designed/Animated by Gurkan Erdemli and James Kim with Ian Abando, Nadia Tsuo, Jason Yeh, Micael Klok and Elsa Chang.
Faculty Advisor: Ming Tai, Director, Motion Design Department
The Safe Agua Chile documentary profiles the unique social impact design methodologies and project solutions behind the collaboration between Chilean-based NGO Un Techo para mi Pais and Art Center College of Design–an educational partnership dedicated to bringing water access solutions to Chile’s poorest communities.
Directed by Elizabeth Bayne, Student, Broadcast Cinema
Faculty Advisor: Monte Bramer, Faculty, Film Department
A short film directed documenting the creation of an awareness campaign for UNFPA celebrating the fifteen year mark of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD+ 15)
Directed by Robert McLendon
Produced by Elisa Ruffino
The Mobile Health Clinic film developed from the Project Concern International: Tijuana Health Outreach Clinic project.
Directed by Robert McLendon and produced by Elisa Ruffino
2022 Eco-friendly Fabric Care developed from a Graduate Industrial Design studio in collaboration with Whirlpool that explored an environmentally friendly fabric care system for the future.
Designed by Ludmil Trenkov
2016 Healthcare Anywhere developed from The GE Healthcare: Healthcare Anywhere project.
Designed by Sebastian Bettencourt
The Mpala Camel Clinic Project film developed from the Mpala Integrated Health Mobile Clinic for Remote Communities in Kenya project.
Directed by James Mann and produced by Elisa Ruffino