It’s often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. If that’s true, then a video must be worth even more. That’s exactly what can be found in the short “Making a Better Now,” produced by film duo, Tessa Byford and Tobias Deml of Prodigium Pictures. The quick video perfectly captures the universality of the maker movement’s response to the global PPE shortage brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. To date the movement has created almost 15 million units of PPE across 55 countries.
Over a two and a half month period, they communicated with makers across the world to collect footage of makerspaces in action. The video includes perspectives from countries as different and diverse as Sweden, India, and Peru, to name a few. Next, Prodigium Pictures envisions a more ambitious project — a full-length documentary exploring the stories of makers across six continents.