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Many organizations are turning to video based strategies and internet distribution to efficiently tell their stories. We can help you bring those stories to your targeted audience through short, documentary style videos. Video is a cost effective method of driving traffic among social networking platforms and increasing the awareness of your organization.

Video is a powerful tool for every organization, to be repurposed and used in a variety of inter-connected marketing campaigns:

Fundraising Dinners - Special Events - Email Marketing - Web Based Campaigns - Staff Trainings - Direct Mail - Social Networking

Call to set up a meeting to discuss how best to present your success stories! 401-274-1110

Samples of our work:

URI - Feinstein Center for a Hunger Free America - SNAP Program

Working with the staff at URI's Feinstein Center for a Hunger Free America this video was created to help get the message out about how easy it is to sign up for the SNAP Program. There are many people who never thought they would be in a position of need and the hardworking staff at the Hunger Center make it easy for people to get access to quality food and nutrition.

Perspectives Corporation - Transitional Student Services

Perspectives Corporation is a private agency whose purpose is to help people with disabilities participate in and contribute to community life. The Transitional Student Services (TSS) program helps students transition from high school to life outside of school. Harken Productions trained 4 Perspectives students in all aspects of video production and then they helped to create this video about the Perspectives TSS program.


University of Rhode Island - College of Pharmacy - Graduate Research

This video was part of a campaign from the College of Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island to attract new students to their program. The program at the university continues to expand with its excellent faculty, world class researchers, and state of the art facilities.

University of Rhode Island - College of Pharmacy - Natural Products

The Pharmacognosy research team at URI has been making exciting new discoveries using natural products in the creation of new drugs. The video will be used to showcase the department and help raise funds for the proposed medicinal plant garden/conservatory.

Department of Art, Culture and Tourism-Providence, RI

The Providence Department of Art, Culture and Tourism, the Office of Mayor David N. Cicilline and Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston came together to provide 260 youth with work training in arts, technology and environmental jobs.

An unprecedented collaboration occurred between city government, arts and community based organizations and individual artists to utilize funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to provide workforce training and jobs to young adults.

Harken Productions trained 6 youth in all aspects of video production and then took on the mission of documenting and filming all of these training programs. The video is being used by the City of Providence to showcase the value of these training programs and to request additional funding for workforce training.


Skills USA Rhode Island - 35th Anniversary Celebration -

For 35 years Skills USA Rhode Island has been preparing students to be the next leaders of the workforce. The organization wanted 3 videos to present at their 35th anniversary celebration. The videos were interview driven and focused on current students and alumni, teachers and business leaders. This video was about the dedicated teachers.

CarbonWrap Solutions - Goat Island Bridge Repair - Newport, RI

This video documents the stages of repair recently done to the Goat Island Bridge in Newport, RI. Carbon Wrap Solutions was chosen as the contractor by RIDOT to repair the bridge to its original specifications using their proprietary carbon fiber materials and unique application process. This video will be used by the company as a marketing tool, and for construction staff training.

Alexandra Sheldon - Collage Artist

Alexandra Sheldon teaches collage and drawing workshops all over New England. This video showcases her unique approach in creating and teaching collage. With this video embedded on her website, she has seen the demand for her workshops significantly increased.

Rhode Island School of Design - Room By Room

Room by Room, a Rhode Island School of Design Program, trained youth in interior design and exposed them to the world of reality TV production. Using a variety of on-line social networking sites, Room by Room continues to draw attention and funding for their program with this video.

Ruth Dealy

Ruth Dealy, a well known Rhode Island artist, continues to produce thought provoking work that challenges our perceptions of what it is to "see". This video aired on Rhode Island PBS and screened around the state of RI as part of Networks 2008, a program funded through AS220 to document the work of Rhode Island Artists.

Gone Fishin' - Rhode Island PBS / Rhode Island Council for Humanities

Produced for Rhode Island PBS with generous support of the RI Humanities Council. This short documentary takes us inside Ocean State Tackle where we find that what unites us as a people may be as simple as...fish!


Westside Children's Center
Promotional documentary and training tool made for Westside Children's Center, in Los Angeles, CA; an interdisciplinary neighborhood center providing multiple social services and proving daily that a thriving future can be guaranteed for vulnerable children. With this video the oraganiziton was able to raise $500,000 in one year.

RI Youth and Civics
A series of conversations with RI youth on the role of civics in their lives. Produced for Rhode Island PBS as part of the series What Unites Us? What Divides Us?.

workforceWorkforce Solutions
Promotional Video for The Providence/ Cranston Workforce Board of Rhode Island. Workforce Solutions: Preparing Rhode Island youth for the world of work.

Death: A Love Story
Multiple award winning feature length documentary about the tremendous gift that death can be when we are able to sit and listen to our loved ones as they pass. Official Documentary Competition Nominee, Sundance Film Festival 1999, Winner Best Documentary in 4 other film festivals.

Death: A Love Story continues to be used in psychology, comparative religion, and Death & Dying departments in colleges and universities nationally and internationally.




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