In 2011, the National Youth Council of Singapore (NYC Singapore) embarked on a project with Gone Adventurin’ with the vision to promote interaction among youth in the ASEAN member countries and greater awareness of the region internationally. NYC Singapore wanted to bring together the vibrant cultures in ASEAN together through dynamic collaboration of the region’s youth and thereby build a community of caring societies. Gone Adventurin’ was selected to develop a project to translate this vision into a compelling, vivid and inspiring narrative.
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Spinning Dreams Cambodia enabled NYC Singapore to authentically promote its vision of interaction among youth in the ASEAN member countries and greater awareness of the region internationally. The film was screened in 10 cities across various countries such as Singapore, Cambodia, Australia, the Netherlands and created 20+ media impressions in online and traditional print media. The Singapore premiere was held at the Australian High Commission in Singapore.
The newsworthiness of the content enabled S$0 spend on media buying. The events and media content raised critical awareness and more than S$60,000 for Carpets for Communities and enabled the social enterprise to create more solutions to tackle social challenges in Cambodia.
You have a great story to tell. And you’ve told it really well through the documentary film. The story of the socially disenfranchised need passionate story‐tellers and advocates like you guys! Keep it up!Jedidiah Tan, Assistant Director, National Youth Council Singapore
Sabarinath “Shab” Kumar
Andre du Plessis
Yew Jern Low
Carpets for Communities:
National Youth Council
Australian High Commission, Singapore
In 2010, Air Timor embarked on a project with Gone Adventurin’ with the vision to leverage an international sporting event in Timor-Leste into a platform to create sustainable social impact in the country. Air Timor has a defined strategy to become Timor-Leste’s international and domestic airline and wanted to contribute to the development of tourism in the country by supporting projects which enable preservation and promotion of Timor-Leste’s textile art and translate these projects into a means to improve rural living standards.
Spinning Dreams Timor-Leste enabled Air Timor to authentically share its brand values and sustainability objectives both in Singapore as well as internationally in other indirect target markets such as Australia. The film premiered in Singapore at the National Library and created online and traditional print media impressions in leading Australian news channels such as The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times and Outdoor Edge.
The newsworthiness of the content enabled S$0 spend on media buying. The events and media content raised critical awareness and more than S$30,000 for Timor Aid and enabled the charity to get more resources for its Working With Weavers program in rural Timor-Leste.
This adventure was life-changing – challenging, heart-wrenching and exciting, all at the same time. The spirit of Timor-Leste was so inspirational.
Getting away from my desk job for a week and taking on this adventure challenge of the toughest mountain bike race in the world in support of Timor Aid has been the most amazing experience of my life!Yasmine Khater, Adventure Participant
Ashwin Subramaniam Yasmine Khater
Poco la Pax
The Parking Lot Experiments
Beth King and the Hemingway Collective
With special thanks to:
Rotary Club of Bukit Timah, Singapore
All the staff and volunteers at Timor Aid Tour de Timor
Cecilia da Fonseca
Edited and Directed by:
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