Optimistic Foundation CIC

At the core of Optimistic Foundation are the practices of filmmaker and musician Dan Edelstyn and artist Hilary Powell. We have worked alongside each other since moving into a breeze block studio in Hackney Wick, East London as the London 2012 Olympic development began. We have been assistant, cinematographer, designer, actor, producer, director on each others work through this time in shared optimism and political awakening. Through our current project ‘Bank Job’ we have come together to create a platform to investigate and tackle urgent economic, philosophical and social issues of our time through anarchic, joyful cultural production. We bring the community into the heart of the production process, strengthen marginal voices and bring critical issues into mainstream debate through provocative cultural action.

Optimistic Foundation is a CIC – Community Interest Company. Company number 11337743.

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