Make a difference these school holidays. Join us for a 4-day holiday program where you will team up with other 8 to 18 year-old kids and celebrities to create a surprise video to a critically ill child's favourite song. You will collaborate with top producers and videographers to record and shoot a video to inspire a kid suffering from a critical illness. We need kids with energy who love to have fun.
Meet some of the kids you will inspire.
Mielle “Milly” Dale
When Mielle turned 4 years old her parents noticed she was running out of energy fast. After a series of medical tests, Mielle was diagnosed with Leigh Syndrome, which is a type of Mitochondrial disease that robs the body’s cells of energy, causing multiple organ dysfunction or failure and potentially death. With no cure, Mielle's family desperately flew to the USA for an experimental drug program that separated the family for 12 months and cost over $100,000. Despite their best efforts, there is still no known cure, and Mielle's family continues to raise money for research.
Inspire Video Production
Dates: 16-18 April, 2018
City: Sydney, Australia
Annal is an eleven-year-old boy living in Tasmania. His family came to Australia when he was three after spending 18 years in a refugee camp in Nepal. Annal was born with cerebral palsy and suffered inside the Nepalese camp where conditions were hard and the family received no support for Annal’s disability. Cerebral Palsy has no cure and is a lifelong condition, which has greatly affected Annal’s mobility. He will need a wheelchair the rest of his life. The family is in desperate need of a van after Mr. Acharya was injured lifting his son into their family car. The Sony Foundation has made a generous donation to the family and asked UPNext to make an Inspire Video.
Inspire Video Production
Dates: 9-12 April, 2018
City: Melbourne, Australia
Invite your friends. Make new ones.
Children with a critical illnesses need as much support as possible. They love seeing lots of kids singing, dancing, and cheering for them in a video made specially for them. That's why we try to include as many school-aged kids as possible. Then we invite celebrities to join us and make it more special.
Check out the video we made for Annika in April 2017. Then, check out her reaction when she sees it for the first time. We teamed up fun, energetic kids with celebrities In Stereo from Warner Music, Greg Gould from Australia's Got Talent, and celebrity singers Harmony Lovegrove, Trinity Young, and Olivia Swinton from The Voice Kids.
4 days. Have fun. Do good.
Join us for four jam-packed, fun-filled days:
- Day 1: Meet the child who will serve as your inspiration, and learn their story. We will also unveil their favourite song. We will rehearse the song as a group, assign solo parts, learn harmonies, descants and practice, practice, practice!
- Day 2: Record the song at a professional studio and work with some of Australia’s top music producers signed with Sony, Universal and Warner. Spend the afternoon story boarding the video, choreographing moves, planning wardrobe, props and so much more.
- Days 3-4: Film the video on location with top videographers from the USA. Have your hair and make-up done by professional make-up artists and create memories that last a lifetime! Parents will join us at the end of day four for a sneak peak of the video, nibbles and stories.
We bring in celebrities from The Voice, X-Factor, Australia's Got Talent and signed recording artists to lend their talents to the music video.
Hear from kids who have done it.
You're up next. Reserve your spot.
Where do you want to shoot?
Select the city to see a list of available dates and discounts.
Questions? Here are some we commonly get.
I am not a singer. Can I still sign up?
Yes. We want kids with all different talents! We are looking for singers, dancers, athletes or kids that can do cool tricks in the videos. We try to showcase each kid's talent, while creating a group synergy that is fun and contagious. No matter your skill, we need you! Everyone can make a difference and uplift a kid with a life-threatening illness.
How does the Inspire Video program run?
Each program runs for 4 consecutive days. Classes start on a Monday and finish on a Thursday. Some classes may start on a Tuesday and finish on a Friday, if there is a public holiday. Not all options are available for every school holiday or location. Available options are shown during registration.
What times do we start and finish each day?
The first two days, we start at 9 am and finish at 4 pm. We film on day 3 or 4. On the day we film, sometimes we start earlier than 9 am to get the best sun. But, that depends on weather and filming location. We will keep you updated during program week. Also, on the last day, we invite parents to come view the screening at 4 pm and join in some nibbles.
Will we meet celebrities?
You might. It depends on their schedule. Sometimes we have to record and film them outside of our regular program hours. Sometimes they are on tour and we have to fly them in and film in the middle of the night. But, you will definitely be in the final video with the celebrity.
Can my friends come?
Yes. We encourage you to invite your friends to sign up with you because it is such a wonderful experience to share together. Just make sure that you coordinate your sign up with your friends so that everyone gets registered for the same dates.
Can I nominate a child with a critical illness?
Yes. Just fill out the online nomination form.
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