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Video for Distant Memorials

A collective of freelancers who offer free memorial videos for as long as social distancing measures distancing measures are in place

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We all have a story. And in these exceptionally difficult times, the need to tell that story increases.

Video for Distant Memorials is a collective of freelancers who will offer free memorial videos for as long as social distancing measures disrupt standard funerals.

We are asking people to pay it forward and dontate to charity

What is the need are you focusing on?

Finding an alternative way to share grief in times of social distancing.

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

It would be good to see this developed into an app or easier to manage (from an audiences point of view) piece of tech.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • No

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

Managing grief and bereavement during social distancing

What is the name of your business or organization?

VDM - Video for Distant Memorials

What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

We are filmmakers. We are doing this for free and hoping for charitable donations to food banks and hospitals in return.

What is your profession?


Where are you located (country)?


Where are you located (region)?

  • Europe

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Communications/Visual Design
  • Non-Profit/Philanthropy

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • Less than 1 year old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Nonprofit/NGO

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- NGOs
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Private Sector
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Government
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Civil Society Groups
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Grassroots/Community Groups

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

People/groups in tech who may be able to streamline the process for families.

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

Tech - for older generations

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?


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