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Published on Jun 4, 2015
Every year, Neighborhood Film Company selects 3 adults coming out of incarceration or homelessness to engage in an eight month paid apprenticeship at the company. Working on real projects with real risk and reward, apprentices are run through a gauntlet of business skill development, career mentorship, and holistic life change. They aren’t developing them to be directors or editors, but high-level project coordinators with a versatile skill set that can translate into many diverse work environments.
Ricky Staub is the Founder of Neighborhood Film Company - a community of filmmakers that believes there is a soul to every story. He has served as the company’s Chief Creative Director and personally directed projects all over the world for clients such as Nike, Anthropologie, and Coca-Cola. Recently shortlisted for two projects at the Cannes Lions Young Director Awards, his company has additionally garnered numerous attention and awards across the globe. Ricky currently lives in Philadelphia with his wife Katie and dog Whiskey.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx