KW: Tell us about MMBF Trust.
MMBF: The MMBF (Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund) is a UK based international charity that supports filmmakers, actors and individuals studying or working in performing arts worldwide through training grants and scholarships, funding for first time filmmakers and provides sponsorship for film related events such as film festivals and film award ceremonies.
KW: Tell us about how you got started.
MMBF Trust was launched in 2013. Initially as a pilot project to support young performers and filmmakers in London, by 2014 a full board of Trustees had been elected and partnerships where struck with various organisations around the UK.
KW: Tell us about what is unique about your campaign and why people should support you?
This MMBF Trust -funded opportunity provides 10 groups or individuals with £250 to help kick-start their creative projects. In the past MMBF Trust has funded everything from dance and film projects to music videos and photography collectives. Whatever creative field you work in, we'll consider your application.
KW: Thank you for your time Matthew, any last words you would like to share?
I am looking to open up our work at MMBF to empower artists, painters, musicians, photographers, performers, dancers and all creative disciplines. I am very passionate about MMBF empowering a whole future generation of leaders within their own industries who will go forth and achieve greatness. I am very grateful to all staff, volunteers and all our partners who ensure that we are able to carry out our work
KW: There you have it, Matthew Martino from MMBF. Please visit www.mmbf.co.uk to find out more about MMBF.