Ring Five is a boutique impact producing and grassroots distribution company led by founder and principal impact producer Jackie Garrow. Our focus is on excellently-crafted social justice documentaries with stories of significance to all Canadians. We design and execute strategic impact campaigns that maximize your film’s potential to reach and motivate audiences and inspire lasting and meaningful social change. Inspired by similar boutique companies in the US and UK, Ring Five is proud to be one of the only outfits of its kind in Canada.
WE WORK IN COLLABORATION WITH YOU, THE FILMMAKER.
Together we look at your film and ask the essential - yet often overlooked - question “what exactly do you want your film to do?” We identify how the core strengths of your film can be utilized to affect social change. From there, we create a tangible and focused strategy and work plan known as an impact campaign.
WE FORGE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS + MOTIVATE AUDIENCES.
We reach out to the influencers, community groups, institutions and individuals who are natural ambassadors for your film; they are your core audience and key partners. We then go beyond this core to engage decision-makers and stakeholders who are tougher to reach but essential to your impact goals. We develop straight forward calls-to-action that move your audience from passive to active.
WE STAGE SCREENINGS IN UNLIKELY PLACES.
We insert your film wherever it needs to be seen to change minds, open hearts, fight for justice, or raise awareness. We'll orchestrate screenings at a high-school gym, rural community center, medical conference, women’s shelter, university campus, or corporate boardroom.
WE CHAMPION YOUR FILM AND AMPLIFY ITS MESSAGE FOR CHANGE.
Ring Five can generate grassroots demand for your film tapping into community distribution revenue that is often ignored. You have a dream for your film and good reasons for working hard to get it made. We’re here to make those dreams come true. We look forward to meeting you!
FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL IMPACT PRODUCER
Jackie brings over a decade of leadership experience working with arts non-profits with a specific interest in the intersection of documentary film and social change. She was Managing Director at the Documentary Organization of Canada in Toronto (DOC Institute) from 2009 to 2014 and before that the fundraising lead for Skyworks Charitable Foundation. Since founding Ring Five in 2015 Jackie has had the privilege of working with some of Canada’s finest documentary filmmakers on a range of important issues. She has developed and led impact initiatives for Lowdown Tracks, The Invisible Heart, The Shadow of Gold, 14 & Muslim, The Caregivers' Club and is currently working on Hot Docs Audience Choice award winning film PREY. Jackie has been invited to speak about impact producing at festivals and industry events and participated in Canada’s inaugural Good Pitch Lab.
Christine Kleckner is a producer whose films have screened at TIFF, the Berlinale, Sundance, Telefilm’s Showcase at Cannes, and Hot Docs. Her first feature documentary, A Better Man (2017), was accompanied by a ground-breaking impact campaign that continues to generate discussion around the topic of intimate partner violence. She is currently working with director Lisa Jackson on strategies for outreach and engagement for her CBC film, Indictment: The Crimes of Shelly Chartier, with a targeted focus on Gladue principals with in the legal system. She is also the lead impact producer for nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (Opening night film, Best Canadian Feature at Hot Docs 2019), working collaboratively with director Tasha Hubbard to develop and implement the accompanying campaign. She is an alumni of the National Screen Institute, Co-Chair of DOC Ontario, and is a Fledgling Fellow.
Join our team
SEEKING SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER. IMMEDIATE START.
We are seeking a Social Media Manager who is adapt to working with small teams, juggling multiple priorities to ensure success.
No experience in film is required (although that is a plus), if you have worked within the NGO/Charity sectors or on a social justice campaign or in cause marketing you may be a great addition to our team!