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Virtual Reality Film Inside Impact: East Africa Nominated for a 2016 Daytime Emmy® Award

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Immersive 3D film takes you on a journey with President Clinton & Chelsea Clinton to visit Clinton Global Initiative projects up for Best Interactive Media: Original Program category

New York, NY  Inside Impact: East Africa, the virtual reality film that allows people anywhere to join President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton on their trip to see first-hand how lives are changed as a result of Clinton Global Initiative Commitments to Action, has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy® Award.

On Thursday, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the 43rd annual Daytime Emmy® award nominations recognizing Inside Impact: East Africa as one of five nominees in for Best Interactive Media: Original Program.

The first in a virtual reality film series by Matter Unlimited featuring stories of positive social impact from around the globe, Inside Impact: East Africa is executive produced by Rob Holzer and Matter Unlimited, produced and directed by Felix & Paul Studios, in association with m ss ng p eces.

In the film, viewers explore three CGI commitment sites with President and Chelsea Clinton to see the life changing work including a young woman entrepreneur in rural Karatu, Tanzania, who through the Solar Sister program provides her how with electrical power and increases her household income; a classroom in the Farasi Lane School in Nairobi, Kenya, where teachers utilize Discovery Learning Alliance (DLA) tools and techniques to teach students about malaria prevention; and, a child who hears for the first time when fitted with a hearing aid provided by Starkey Hearing Foundation’s commitment to fit more than one million hearing aids to people in need this decade.

The film premiered at the 2015 CGI Annual Meeting, themed “The Future of Impact” and was announced by President Clinton. “The ability of technology like this to bring people together from around the world has the potential to encourage everyone, no matter where they are, to be more engaged in global issues and how to solve them. I enjoyed being able to bring the viewer with me to see the important work CGI members are doing on the ground in Africa. I hope everyone who watches the film will feel compelled to make a positive difference in their own way,” said President Clinton, Founder, Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States.

“We’re incredibly honored and humbled by this recognition from the National Academy of Arts & Sciences,” said Rob Holzer, CEO and founder of Matter Unlimited. “Our goal with this film, and the full Inside Impact series, is to increase empathy and drive action to better the condition of our ever-changing interconnected world.”

“In virtual reality, viewers can feel personally connected to the film,” said Paul Raphaël, co-founder of Felix & Paul Studios. “Instead of watching President Clinton in Tanzania, they feel like they are traveling with him and can see firsthand how these people are benefitting from CGI’s initiatives to help impact the health and welfare of citizens all over the world.”

To learn more about Inside Impact: East Africa, visit

Press Contact:
Sara Horowitz for Clinton Global Initiative

Silvie Snow-Thomas for Matter Unlimited


About the Clinton Global Initiative 
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together 190 sitting and former heads of state, more than 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date, members of the CGI community have made more than 3,400 Commitments to Action, which have improved the lives of over 430 million people in more than 180 countries. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at​

About Matter Unlimited
Matter Unlimited is a creative agency in New York City whose mission is to amplify the power of brands to drive positive change in the world. By empowering clients to shift their business and brand position, Matter Unlimited turns social responsibility into profitable, sustainable, long-term competitive advantage. Established in 2010 by Rob Holzer, this anti-agency has worked with such clientele as: Facebook, NBC Universal, Google, TED, Puma, UNICEF, Clinton Global Initiative, and GE. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @MatterUnlimited.

About Felix and Paul Studios
Felix & Paul Studios is dedicated to storytelling through the medium of live-action virtual reality (VR). In 2013, the Montreal-based company developed a proprietary 3D 360º camera system with accompanying post-production software and process – which set the industry standard for the highest-quality VR filmmaking. The studio combines this technological innovation with a unique, pioneering and in-depth approach to the new art of virtual reality storytelling – creating emotive cinematic experiences around content that is either original (“Nomads” and “Strangers”) or in collaboration with existing franchises (“Jurassic World”, Cirque du Soleil and “Wild”). Felix & Paul Studios invites audiences into intimate, visceral and emotive cinematic virtual reality experiences, organically immersing the viewer in experientially-driven storylines. Led by directors and visionaries Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël, the studio launched in 2014 as a three-person venture and has since grown into a fully operating studio.

About m ss ng p eces
m ss ng p eces is a production and entertainment company inspired by storytelling, technology and the limitless potential of the web. We provide production and creative services to likeminded collaborators. Since 2005, we’ve hand-crafted stories and experiences that celebrate the human spirit, innovation, art and culture. We are a full-service, integrated production company that creates commercials and content for television, online, mobile, virtual reality and live experiences. Our roster brings together some of the best directors in the world that bridge the traditional broadcast/content divide, who are supported by an extraordinary network of production and post-production talent. We are proud to be part of the 2015 Production Company A-List.