What we do

Our objectives are to collaborate with organizations on how to use film, documentaries and media to conduct advocacy on global social issues – ranging from disability rights in the UK to the rights of sexual minorities in South Asia.

Eggplant12 Films uses an original combination of strategy, anthropology and filmmaking to produce intimate and enlightening results. Our methodology allows us to bring films and research to life because we are passionate about understanding how people live, think and feel.

This could be achieved by monitoring policy processes, translating programmatic experiences into compelling communication products, networking and learning together, or by creating spaces for dialogue and debate about social issues.

We deliver high quality communication products whilst building capacity with the participants we are filming, and encourage continuous learning and feedback. The end product is both a film product but also a qualitative process of engaging beneficiary views, and capturing their voices and perspectives.

How we do it


At Eggplant12 Films:

  • We discover and frame what is important in a way that provides emotional content and meaning.  
  • We do this by understanding the narrative of the brief and how this narrative fits into the overall plan.
  • We take the time to engage with the participants and by building stronger relationships the insights deepen.
  • We can then present the findings in a story of either documentary or fictional form.