Corporate videos & documentaries for social progress
ARTISTS UNITED FOR A SMILE
HAITIAN STREET CHILDREN
A Squared Dream
New York, 2015 - Hundreds of Times Square costumed characters are stopping legislators from curbing civil liberties and freedom of expression. An insider's view on how the characters are achieving this.
* Winner of the 2015 FINE CUTS Best Documentary Award
Beyond Relief: Rebuilding Haiti
Port-au-Prince, 2012 - The 2010 earthquake in Haiti motivated all to improve construction methods and thus prevent future humanitarian disasters. A video about the importance of seismic resilience.
* Winner of the 2013 SMPS Marketing Communications Award - Video 3rd place
CARMEN - Community Support Centers for House Repair
Port-au-Prince, 2012 - An innovative post-earthquake house self-reconstruction project of the United Nations Development Programme in Haiti, offering engineering assessments, training and grants.
"School in a Box" UNICEF HAITI
Port-au-Prince, 2011 - Through its Child Protection Program, UNICEF in Haiti provides books and school materials to communities where formal education does not reach.
Inclusion saves lives
New York, 2014 - This corporate video was commissioned by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), New York.
Environmental Campaign 2012
Port-au-Prince, 2012 - Haitian NGO MOSAJ works with street children in Haiti. Through social and educational activities, they sensitize children on the importance of protecting the environment.
Petit Grand Clarens
Port-au-Prince, 2012 - A group of volunteers created child-friendly spaces in the worst earthquake affected areas of Port-au-Prince. A story about the power of humanity.
United Nations International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) - May 2014
Posters for UN's LGBT staff association advocacy campaign. These posters were distributed to UN duty stations across the world.
Summer Solstice Yoga at Times Square
New York, 2013 - The annual yogi gathering in Times Square celebrating the summer solstice.
New York, 2013 - Manhattan seen from a different perspective. Shot with 16mm Bolex.
New York, 2014 - The early stages of Alzheimer's Disease seen thought the relationship between a father and his daughter. Co-produced with two students from The New School. My role - DP and colorist.
La Señorita Julia
SPAIN, 2015 - Teaser video for the theatrical production of August Strindberg's adatation of "Fröken Julie".
Welcome to my website. My name is David Ito Carrasco. I am of Spanish and Japanese descent and have been doing relief and development work for NGOs and UN agencies since 1998 - a total of 14 field missions over 12 years working on livelihoods, public health nutrition, food security, and information system projects.
The field work I did in some of the world's most troubled countries - such as Afghanistan, Sudan, both Congos, Yemen, Chad, Bangladesh, Guinée, Haiti, and Sri Lanka - has been a life-changing experience.
In 2011 I set myself a new challenge, to share what I have seen and lived in the field through videos and documentaries. Having previous experience in photography, I started shooting corporate videos in Haiti and eventually got a certificate in film production from The New School, NY.
I am based in NYC and produce, shoot, record audio and edit myself. This gives me flexibility to travel without the burden of heavy logistics and it allows me to significantly cut costs associated to larger production teams. It also allows me to build a personal rapport with the subjects in my videos.
Across my work there is a message of progress and hope, the guiding principles of Tombo Productions.
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