Creative Media
FOR SOCIAL IMPACT ORGANIZATIONS
THAT MOVE AND INSPIRE PEOPLE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Based in Central MA | Available for travel internationally

Creative Media

FOR SOCIAL IMPACT ORGANIZATIONS
THAT MOVE AND INSPIRE PEOPLE
TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Based in Central MA
Available for travel internationally


MELODY  joy paine
Founder & Director

Since 2016, I have used photography and filmmaking to capture the joy found in families’ everyday, ordinary moments alongside the challenges in the journey of life. That experience gave me a unique approach to creating narrative films for social impact organizations to allow their audience to step into the shoes of the people they support. In 2022, I was awarded the Sony Alpha Female+ Grant, an honor given to only 24 women who create extraordinary art that challenges tradition, fights for important causes, and holds the torch of creativity to light the way for those coming behind them.

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MELODY  joy paine
Founder & Director

Since 2016, I have used photography and filmmaking to capture the joy found in families’ everyday, ordinary moments alongside the challenges in the journey of life. That experience gave me a unique approach to creating narrative films for social impact organizations to allow their audience to step into the shoes of the people they support. In 2022, I was awarded the Sony Alpha Female+ Grant, an honor given to only 24 women who create extraordinary art that challenges traditions, fight for important causes, and holds the torch of creativity to light the way for those coming behind them.

Watch a film about my story

This collection of films features patients and caregivers battling rare disease with authentic stories that are relatable, emotional, and powerful. We bring together families, patient advocacy groups, and industry partners to establish patient voices as the foundation of advocacy.

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This collection of films features patients and caregivers battling rare disease with authentic stories that are relatable, emotional, and powerful. We bring together families, patient advocacy groups, and industry partners to establish patient voices as the foundation of advocacy.

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Growing up I always wanted to be a doctor. I received a BS in Biology to take the logical steps toward medical school, but as I ventured through my journey of life, love, and loss I found my life’s passion was behind a camera. I discovered that my desire to help people in times of need never stopped – I just help them heal through art instead of traditional medicine. I am a filmmaker and photographer with a passion for helping patients and caregivers share their stories and make a difference.

Growing up I always wanted to be a doctor. I received a BS in Biology to take the logical steps toward medical school, but as I ventured through my journey of life, love, and loss I found my life’s passion was behind a camera. I discovered that my desire to help people in times of need never stopped – I just help them heal through art instead of traditional medicine. I am a filmmaker and photographer with a passion for helping patients and caregivers share their stories and make a difference.

Filmmaking

Experiential Movielike Stories


Filmmaking

Experiential Movielike Stories


IMPACT FILM

“WHY” FILM

Through a real, authentic, and vulnerable story that allowed their audience to live in another person’s perspective for a few moments, we gave Make-A-Wish MA & RI the opportunity to help their audience experience their mission from the receiving end.

Peter was asked to lead a capital campaign for the CMT Research Foundation. He told very few people about his diagnosis because of the fear that they would see him differently. With the help of this film he was able to share his story and help the CMTRF raise over $1.2 million at a fundraising event.

IMPACT FILM

Through a real, authentic, and vulnerable story that allowed their audience to live in another person’s perspective for a few moments, we gave Make-A-Wish MA & RI the opportunity to help their audience experience their mission from the receiving end.

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“WHY” FILM

Peter was asked to lead a capital campaign for the CMT Research Foundation. He told very few people about his diagnosis because of the fear that they would see him differently. With the help of this film he was able to share his story and help the CMTRF raise over $1.2 million at a fundraising event.

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FAMILY MEMORY FILMS

Through cinematic family films, a story told through YOUR perspective creates everlasting memories that reflect what you want to remember most about all of the ages and stages of life. There is beauty in everyday moments, even with all of life’s imperfections.

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FAMILY MEMORY FILMS

Through cinematic family films, a story told through YOUR perspective creates everlasting memories that reflect what you want to remember most about all of the ages and stages of life. There is beauty in everyday moments, even with all of life’s imperfections.

Interactive
STORY GALLERY

FROM THE FOUNDER
“I feel seen and heard. For the first time I feel like we have something to portray our vision that for so long has just been an idea in my head but has been hard to convey through words alone.”

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Interactive
STORY GALLERY

FROM THE FOUNDER
“I feel seen and heard. For the first time I feel like we have something to portray our vision that for so long has just been an idea in my head but has been hard to convey through words alone.”

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Videography

Sharing Information


Whereas film shares complex concepts such as mission, vision and impact through storytelling, videography is meant to share information in a concise and clear way. Videos are often used to depict features of a product or service and they are a great way to communicate workflows.

For a documentary that involved a partnership with a wish organization featuring one of their families, I created a video that talks through all aspects of the process the family would go through as participants, and an accompanying infographic gives them a quick way to review the big-picture steps. View the full webpage and video here: https://imperfectjoy.com/for-families/

Videography

Sharing Information


Whereas film shares complex concepts such as mission, vision and impact through storytelling, videography is meant to share information in a concise and clear way. Videos are often used to depict features of a product or service and they are a great way to communicate workflows.

For a documentary that involved a partnership with a wish organization featuring one of their families, I created a video that talks through all aspects of the process the family would go through as participants, and an accompanying infographic gives them a quick way to review the big-picture steps. View the full webpage and video here: https://imperfectjoy.com/for-families/

Gala
VIDEO SERIES

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Gala
VIDEO SERIES

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Video Editing


I completed 3 months of freelance video editing for Hydrow (instructional workout videos) and all of the videos for babycareclasses.com (70 videos totaling over 6 hours of final cuts with extensive file management & animated graphics)

Video Editing


I completed 3 months of freelance video editing for Hydrow (instructional workout videos) and all of the videos for babycareclasses.com (70 videos totaling over 6 hours of final cuts with extensive file management & animated graphics)

Family
PHOTOGRAPHY

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Family
PHOTOGRAPHY

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Headshots


Headshots


Case Studies
All projects are unique & developed through collaboration

When you have important information to share,
don’t just put it in a block of text.

VIDEOGRAPHY

Contact Us

Contact Us

MELODY  joy paine
Founder & CEO

I look forward to meeting you!

Please connect by call, text, or email or schedule a time to chat with the calendar form below

413-214-5209
melody@imperfectjoy.org

MELODY  joy paine
Founder & CEO

I look forward to meeting you!

Please connect by call, text, or email or schedule a time to chat with the calendar form below

413-214-5209
melody@imperfectjoy.org