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I have partnered with organizations and brands all over the world to tell stories about the people and causes they care most about. If you’re interested in developing highly creative videos about fascinating individuals or events, please contact me at austinmeyerfilms@gmail.com.

Kickstart Joy | Za'atari Refugee Camp

2018 - Kickstart Joy and the Catalyst Foundation for Universal Education

In June of 2018 Kickstart Joy and the Catalyst Foundation for Universal Education invited me to join them on a trip to Jordan to document the work they are doing running soccer programs for children living in Syrian refugee camps. This video, which tells the stories of Ali Osama Al Wadi (13) and Laila Shukri Shwamrah (12), two kids who have been living in Za’atari Refugee Camp for over 5 years. They talk about their experience at the start of the war in Syria, what it’s like living in the refugee camp, and the role soccer plays in their lives today.

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the Parking Lot Chronicles

2018 - Wasserman Media Group

“The Parking Lot Chronicles” is a YouTube show hosted by Los Angeles Laker, JaVale McGee, during which he interviews teammates and special guests to talk about sports, music, and pop culture. This is an episode sponsored by Call of Duty that I directed, filmed, and edited. In it, JaVale Mcgee and Klay Thompson talk about Call of Duty and welcome Glen Scholfield, studio head and Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games, onto the show to talk about how they made the game come to life.

sameena | Life as an american muslim

2017 - Council on American Islamic Relations

From 2014 – 2016 the number of hate crimes targeting Muslims rose 584%. Sameena Usman, the Government Relations Coordinator for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, is one of those working hardest to change that trend. In fighting against discrimination, and for equal rights for Muslims, Usman puts her own security at risk. But it’s a sacrifice she says is, “absolutely worth it.” I directed, filmed, and edited this video.

The MEDICAL CLOWNs

2017 - The Medical Clown Project

The halls of a hospital don’t typically ring out with the sounds of ukuleles, applause, and laughter. Hospital rooms aren’t usually where you find dancing goblins, cuddly panthers, and bubbles. But The Medical Clown Project, which provides therapeutic medical clowning as an integrated component of care for adult and pediatric patients, is changing that. I directed, filmed, & edited this video highlighting the work of the Medical Clown Project.

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