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Bonfire Media Co We built Bonfire Media Collective because we believe in community. We’re living our values in the stories we tell, and in the way we run our business.

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Happy Labor Day! Here's a lo-fi flashback to when Bonfire member Alex Wiles interviewed Jim Moran on MMPTV about organiz...
09/06/2021
MMPTV Update: Labor Legend Jim Moran on Labor and Politics

Happy Labor Day! Here's a lo-fi flashback to when Bonfire member Alex Wiles interviewed Jim Moran on MMPTV about organized labor's role in national politics and what can be learned from efforts to form a national Labor Party in the mid 90s.

In addition to heading up the Philadelphia branch of the Labor Party, Moran was also executive director of the Philadelphia Project on Occupational Safety and Health and was a member of seven different unions. Moran also shares his thoughts on the Occupy Wall Street movement, the challenges facing American workers and the need for various interest groups to join forces to fight for economic justice and human rights.

In this election-week edition of MMPTV, host Alex Wiles interviews Philadelphia labor legend Jim Moran to learn about organized labor's role in national poli...

Happy Labor Day! We're proud to have made this video about the Fair Workweek laws passed a few years ago giving more wor...
09/06/2021
Fair Workweek Video

Happy Labor Day! We're proud to have made this video about the Fair Workweek laws passed a few years ago giving more workers more protections under the law. Because workers deserve to be treated fairly!

Workers tell their stories about why they need a #FairWorkWeek with better rules and better protections in the workplace.

UVC Sanitizing box made by Bonfire member Helyx Chase Scearce Horwitz! Very cool device that uses UV light to kill virus...
09/06/2021

UVC Sanitizing box made by Bonfire member Helyx Chase Scearce Horwitz! Very cool device that uses UV light to kill viruses and bacteria which makes our equipment and work cleaner and safer. Cool as heck! Thanks Helyx and happy Labor Day to everyone.

UVC Sanitizing box made by Bonfire member Helyx Chase Scearce Horwitz! Very cool device that uses UV light to kill viruses and bacteria which makes our equipment and work cleaner and safer. Cool as heck! Thanks Helyx and happy Labor Day to everyone.

Bonfire member @alexwilesmedia is doing production support for a musical and spoken word performance in the woods for th...
06/04/2021

Bonfire member @alexwilesmedia is doing production support for a musical and spoken word performance in the woods for the Annenberg Center. It is a haunting and emotional performance by "The Crossing" about artists' feelings and experiences throughout the past year.

Bonfire member @alexwilesmedia is doing production support for a musical and spoken word performance in the woods for the Annenberg Center. It is a haunting and emotional performance by "The Crossing" about artists' feelings and experiences throughout the past year.

¡Presente! Media is hiring a Video Producer/Production Coordinator!
05/06/2021
Opportunities — ¡Presente! Media

¡Presente! Media is hiring a Video Producer/Production Coordinator!

Apply to the Emerging Journalists Program and Multimedia Internship tow work with ¡Presente! Media.

Thank you for your work, Councilmember Kendra Brooks!
04/30/2021
Kendra Brooks for Philadelphia City Council At Large

Thank you for your work, Councilmember Kendra Brooks!

Kendra Brooks is the first Working Families Party member elected to Philadelphia City Council in history. Kendra has deep roots working across movement-build...

More amazing moves by a past client of ours. We're definitely proud to have worked with Councilmember Kendra Brooks!
04/30/2021
COUNCIL EXPANDS PROTECTIONS FOR SURVIVORS OF COERCIVE CONTROL

More amazing moves by a past client of ours. We're definitely proud to have worked with Councilmember Kendra Brooks!

The bill expands the definition of domestic violence in the City code to ensure survivors have access to paid sick leave, renter protections, and protection from employment discrimination. PHILADELPHIA—Today, City …

So proud to see our past clients doing big things for our community. Go @kendraphlcouncil !!!
04/23/2021

So proud to see our past clients doing big things for our community. Go @kendraphlcouncil !!!

So proud to see our past clients doing big things for our community. Go @kendraphlcouncil !!!

Live streaming and filming at the Annenberg Center today! This time, a jazz performance. Shows and events are still be p...
04/15/2021

Live streaming and filming at the Annenberg Center today! This time, a jazz performance. Shows and events are still be possible with the right expertise and equipment.

Live streaming and filming at the Annenberg Center today! This time, a jazz performance. Shows and events are still be possible with the right expertise and equipment.

Amistad Law Project is debuting their new site with all of the videos we made for them where community members talk abou...
04/09/2021
Everyday Philadelphians Want to #DefundThePolice | Amistad Law Project

Amistad Law Project is debuting their new site with all of the videos we made for them where community members talk about safety in Philadelphia's communities. Urgent and relevant storytelling. Check it out!

In the middle of the 2020 uprising for Black lives, we found ourselves in a pitched battle to reduce the Philadelphia Police Department budget.

We crafted this video in 2019 for Philly Kid Writing Project: an innovative and child-centered approach to early literac...
04/07/2021
Kid Writing Project in the Classroom

We crafted this video in 2019 for Philly Kid Writing Project: an innovative and child-centered approach to early literacy. Guides and tools developed by educators and researchers were made to help other teachers follow successful practices. We made this video for educators in this program to help them spread their teaching philosophy which instills in children enjoyment for reading, writing, and storytelling.

Kid Writing is a child-centered approach to early literacy. Guides and tools developed were made to help other teachers follow successful practices and philo...

04/05/2021

We've been developing trainings to help other people start their own media co-ops!

A Bonfire member will be filming and helping manage live streaming at the Annenberg center's hip hop and break dance sho...
04/01/2021

A Bonfire member will be filming and helping manage live streaming at the Annenberg center's hip hop and break dance show tonight and through the rest of their Spring Digital Season.

Bonfire can help make you and your events more accessible to larger communities with our knowledge in media solutions.

A Bonfire member will be filming and helping manage live streaming at the Annenberg center's hip hop and break dance sho...
04/01/2021

A Bonfire member will be filming and helping manage live streaming at the Annenberg center's hip hop and break dance show tonight and through the rest of their Spring Digital Season

A Bonfire member will be filming and helping manage live streaming at the Annenberg center's hip hop and break dance show tonight and through the rest of their Spring Digital Season

03/29/2021

We love to see our past clients working on great things for our community. Helen Gym and Kendra Brooks are both taking action to deal with violence and safety in Philadelphia by partnering with young people and advocates from across the city. We're happy to have worked on their media campaigns for city council. More info on Helen's upcoming event in the comments.

03/25/2021

#TBT the Bonfire Media at the Dragon Boat Races with Asian Arts Initiative on the Schuykill. Exciting day. Great summer. The Philly Dragon Boat Team is ferocious on the water.

03/18/2021
Asian Arts Initiative

#TBT to our project with Asian Arts Initiative (2019). We learned so much from doing this project. Did you know Philly's Chinatown is one of the oldest in the country? AAI is using their space to allow people to practice and teach K-pop Dance, Tai-Chi, Dragon Boat Racing, and much more! We are proud and happy to continue helping people tell their stories.

Bonfire Media Collective will ALWAYS stand with our Asian Communities against hate and violence!

A Bonfire member will be helping to live stream dance performances at the Annenberg Center here in Philly through the Sp...
03/12/2021

A Bonfire member will be helping to live stream dance performances at the Annenberg Center here in Philly through the Spring. We have the experience and the tools at Bonfire to help make this possible for you or your org too. Choreographer Hope Boykin said last night at this event: "Artists and performers persevere by adapting with new technologies."

Let's go!

A Bonfire member will be helping to live stream dance performances at the Annenberg Center here in Philly through the Spring. We have the experience and the tools at Bonfire to help make this possible for you or your org too. Choreographer Hope Boykin said last night at this event: "Artists and performers persevere by adapting with new technologies."

Let's go!

02/18/2021
Everyday Philadelphians Want to #DefundThePolice

Philadelphia's communities have a vision for how communities are resourced and how peoples' futures are safeguarded. We were honored to help elevate visions for a better future with Amistad Law Project's Defund the Police campaign to help catalyze social change. Please check out this video we made.

As this year draws to a close we feel it is important to thank our clients, networks, and families- without whom Bonfire...
12/25/2020

As this year draws to a close we feel it is important to thank our clients, networks, and families- without whom Bonfire would not exist. Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance, Movement Alliance Project, Philadelphia FIGHT, Amistad Law Project, PA Stands Up, and Doc Society are just some of our many clients and partnerships forged in this year and previously. For their support and yours (yes you!) we are immensely grateful. Thank you. This has been a difficult year for us all but growth and evolution allowed us at Bonfire Media Collective to persevere through. From us to all of you, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year. Wishing you peace, strength, and healing now and in 2021.
(Image: Worker-owner Alex Wiles trying to be silly)

As this year draws to a close we feel it is important to thank our clients, networks, and families- without whom Bonfire would not exist. Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance, Movement Alliance Project, Philadelphia FIGHT, Amistad Law Project, PA Stands Up, and Doc Society are just some of our many clients and partnerships forged in this year and previously. For their support and yours (yes you!) we are immensely grateful. Thank you. This has been a difficult year for us all but growth and evolution allowed us at Bonfire Media Collective to persevere through. From us to all of you, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year. Wishing you peace, strength, and healing now and in 2021.
(Image: Worker-owner Alex Wiles trying to be silly)

12/16/2020
"Biden Must Deliver"

On this snowy day, we're happy to share our newest video piece made for PA Stands Up. This piece, which represents so many people of different backgrounds, is exactly the sort of movement buillding work that defines so much of our work both within and beyond Bonfire Media Co. We are happy to continue bringing the visions of our clients to life. Please watch and share. Learn more about PA Stands Up here https://www.facebook.com/PAStandsUp/posts/10157688894197653

Check out this new article from PACA about Bonfire! It also covers our new trainings in Live streaming, Storytelling, Fa...
12/10/2020
Bonfire Media Collective: Past, Present, and Future Support for Movements | Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance

Check out this new article from PACA about Bonfire! It also covers our new trainings in Live streaming, Storytelling, Facilitation, and starting YOUR OWN media co-op.

https://philadelphia.coop/bonfire-media-collective-feature/

Bonfire Media Collective is a worker-owned cooperative video production company telling human stories that catalyze social change. Many of the founders came

TEN REASONS CO-OPS ROCK. (And just some of the reasons we work as a co-op here at Bonfire!)This awesome graphic is by Mo...
12/03/2020

TEN REASONS CO-OPS ROCK. (And just some of the reasons we work as a co-op here at Bonfire!)
This awesome graphic is by Molly McLeod

Text from graphic Toolbox for Education and Social Action:
1. Cooperatives are democratic businesses and organizations, equally owned and controlled by a group of people. There are worker co-ops, consumer co-ops, producer co-ops, financial co-ops, housing co-ops, and more. In a cooperative, one member has one vote.
2. Because cooperatives are democratically owned by community members, co-ops keep money (and jobs) in their communities.
3. Cooperatives aren’t a far off theory. Cooperatives offer achievable and practical solutions to many economic, environmental, and social problems that can be implemented right now.
4. Co-ops aren’t charity; they’re empowering means for self-help and solidarity.
5. Members of cooperatives equally share the burden in hard times and equally share the benefits in good times.
6. Cooperatives are more resilient in economic downturns and in impoverished communities. When other businesses may shut down or lay off workers, co-op members pull together to work out solutions.
7. Cooperatives are an international movement. There are thousands upon thousands of cooperatives around the world that are making major differences locally and globally.
8. Cooperatives strive to make people’s lives, communities, and economies more just, equitable, and democratic.
9. There’s no one right way to do a co-op. They can be flexible to fit different community and individual needs. There are big co-ops with thousands of members, and there are small co-ops with 3 members.
10. Cooperatives are viable and just alternatives for meeting our economic and social needs in contrast to corporations that exploit people and the planet.

TEN REASONS CO-OPS ROCK. (And just some of the reasons we work as a co-op here at Bonfire!)
This awesome graphic is by Molly McLeod

Text from graphic Toolbox for Education and Social Action:
1. Cooperatives are democratic businesses and organizations, equally owned and controlled by a group of people. There are worker co-ops, consumer co-ops, producer co-ops, financial co-ops, housing co-ops, and more. In a cooperative, one member has one vote.
2. Because cooperatives are democratically owned by community members, co-ops keep money (and jobs) in their communities.
3. Cooperatives aren’t a far off theory. Cooperatives offer achievable and practical solutions to many economic, environmental, and social problems that can be implemented right now.
4. Co-ops aren’t charity; they’re empowering means for self-help and solidarity.
5. Members of cooperatives equally share the burden in hard times and equally share the benefits in good times.
6. Cooperatives are more resilient in economic downturns and in impoverished communities. When other businesses may shut down or lay off workers, co-op members pull together to work out solutions.
7. Cooperatives are an international movement. There are thousands upon thousands of cooperatives around the world that are making major differences locally and globally.
8. Cooperatives strive to make people’s lives, communities, and economies more just, equitable, and democratic.
9. There’s no one right way to do a co-op. They can be flexible to fit different community and individual needs. There are big co-ops with thousands of members, and there are small co-ops with 3 members.
10. Cooperatives are viable and just alternatives for meeting our economic and social needs in contrast to corporations that exploit people and the planet.

Sad to hear about the permanent closure of South Philly concert staple Boot & Saddle! Here are some photos Bonfire Media...
11/17/2020

Sad to hear about the permanent closure of South Philly concert staple Boot & Saddle! Here are some photos Bonfire Media shot of a local band, Upholstery at their Valentine's Day concert at the venue a while back.

Video coming soon! We are passionate about uplifting the work being done to spread safety, joy, and stability in our com...
10/24/2020

Video coming soon! We are passionate about uplifting the work being done to spread safety, joy, and stability in our communities.

We are sending a HUGE congratulations to one of our past clients, Councilmember Kendra Brooks for this well-deserved rec...
10/22/2020

We are sending a HUGE congratulations to one of our past clients, Councilmember Kendra Brooks for this well-deserved recognition. One of the "most influential Philadelphians" sounds about right! Thanks for all the work you do, Kendra Brooks.

We are sending a HUGE congratulations to one of our past clients, Councilmember Kendra Brooks for this well-deserved recognition. One of the "most influential Philadelphians" sounds about right! Thanks for all the work you do, Kendra Brooks.

We know plenty about the bad(ass) things that happen in PhillyPhotos of Philly's summertime uprising from Bonfire's Ben ...
10/01/2020

We know plenty about the bad(ass) things that happen in Philly

Photos of Philly's summertime uprising from Bonfire's Ben Felker-Quinn

Photos from Amistad Law Project's post
09/27/2020

Photos from Amistad Law Project's post

Very proud to announce we've been accepted into this year's Good Pitch Local Program at PhillyCAM. This will be an amazi...
08/12/2020
Good Pitch

Very proud to announce we've been accepted into this year's Good Pitch Local Program at PhillyCAM. This will be an amazing chance to network with Local Activists, Educators, Filmmakers, Foundations, Nonprofits, Media makers, Philanthropists, Policymakers, Press, and others who can help promote the cooperative economics Bonfire Media Collective is built on.

Good Pitch connects the world's best social justice documentaries with new allies and partners.

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Meet the Bonfire Media Collective

Bonfire Media Collective is a worker-owned production company focused on telling human stories that catalyze social change.

When we think of a Bonfire, we think of people coming together to tell stories, looking into the fire, imagining stories of the world around them.

We started Bonfire as a worker-owned business to create a means to ensure fair pay, democratic leadership and respectful working conditions in an industry that is plagued by low wages, inconsistent income and long hours.

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