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We are award-winning journalists, engagement experts, and invested filmmakers.

Papa and Pokey Productions was inspired by the parents of our founder, journalist and filmmaker Hélène Biandudi Hofer. For nearly two decades, Hélène has covered human interest and social issue stories as an anchor/reporter and a documentarian. Her award-winning work has appeared on PBS, NPR, commercial broadcasting, and more. This work was greatly influenced through life experiences-turned-lessons on race, racism, culture, and equality from Hélène’s parents, who taught her how journalism and storytelling can be a powerful vehicle for making connections across lines of difference.


Our mission is to fill the world with changemaking stories that inspire hearts and minds. Stories that illuminate what’s working and show impact. We choose to work with game changers: companies, nonprofits, and individuals who tenaciously tackle issues in our global society.

Our goal is to elevate their work through film and multimedia content.