Client: The Rhode Island Community Food Bank (

Project: 30th Anniversary Video

“From the first moment Cherry Arnold visited the Food Bank, her enthusiasm for our work and her desire to fully understand our mission convinced us that she would fully devote herself to the project. As the weeks unfolded, we were equally impressed -- and reassured – by her professional, logical, careful approach to concept development and pre-planning. Because of this detailed advance thinking, we were able to complete an ambitious, statewide project in two full days of filming. Cherry and her excellent crew proved themselves not only technically proficient, but empathetic and thoughtful as well, as they conducted their work in some challenging venues: food pantries, soup kitchens and the Food Bank’s busy warehouse. Staff, volunteers and clients all felt respected throughout the process. The end result was a magnificent movie that told the story of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank in a way that has never been done before. We plan to share this movie widely and use it as an educational tool to raise awareness and funds in support of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable citizens. Thank you, Big Orange Films!”

—Cindy Elder
Director of Communications
Rhode Island Community Food Bank

Client: New Urban Farmers (

Project: ProBono Video

After meeting New Urban Farmers at our local farmers market and then visiting their very cool farm in Pawtucket, RI, we had to do a video about them! Working with our friends at Edible Rhody, who were writing a feature article about New Urban Farmers, we went about creating a video that would communicate the essence of New Urban Farmers and the work they do to provide fresh, healthy food to low income residents of Pawtucket and Central Falls, and highlight their innovative Aquaponics program.

Client: Brown University Science Center

Project: Video for the Science Center

“Cherry Arnold was responsible for the creation of a truly stunning video that captures the essence of the Science Center that I direct at Brown University.  The video now plays a key role as both a fund-raising and recruitment tool. Cherry went many extra miles in meeting our needs as clients and I would recommend her and her team for any school-related video projects. Cherry has strong people skills, is diplomatic, tactful, an excellent listener, and is able to accurately and adeptly translate a vision (in our case, the concept of a highly engaging science center) into an outstanding final product.”

—David Targan, PhD
Director, Science Center
Associate Dean of the College of Science
Brown University

Client: Moses Brown School

Project: Videos for Admissions, Development, and Retiring Head of School

"Cherry produced three distinct videos for us at Moses Brown School. Throughout the whole project, I knew I was in the hands of a professional who had vision and talent, but who also was eager to include us as members of the creative team. The work was collaborative and exciting, and the results were outstanding! Our audiences agree.  Most importantly, each video achieved impressive results."

—Sandi Seltzer, Director of Communications, Moses Brown School

Client: Perspectives Corporation

Project: Finding the Words
A short film about two Rhode Island familyís experiences with a specific Autism therapy: Applied Behavior Analysis, "ABA.”

“Working with Cherry Arnold on a short film about autism has been a revelation; what first struck me was her heightened curiosity and attention to detail. Her intensive immersion into (what was to her) a foreign subject was impressive. However, what was crucial to the projectís success was Cherryís ability to capture the complexity of the story and interpret it in a way that I think parents seeking treatment options for their children will find both informative and inspiring.”

-Robert Kidd, MS, BCBA, Perspectives Corporation

Client: Companion Animal Foundation (

telly awardProject: Two TV spots and a Fundraising Video
Winner of two TELLY awards! (

As a young organization, the Companion Animal Foundation (CAF) wanted to use television public service announcements to raise awareness with their target audience—needy individuals who can't afford essential veterinary care for their pets. We shot high definition, slow motion video of six CAF-supported pets in a way that would bring viewers into their worlds. The goal for the fundraising video was to share pet-owner stories of CAF support, illustrating the bond between owners and their pets and communicating that many different people can come upon hard times that make it difficult for them to afford essential veterinary care; thereby underscoring the dramatic need for an organization such as the Companion Animal Foundation.

Client: The Clarendon Group

Project: Educational Video series for the Rhode Island Department of Education

“Cherry brings tremendous instinct and spontaneity to her filmmaking process, which is the sign of a real artist, but even more important, she does tremendous, detailed preparation so that there are no surprises. When you work with Cherry, you can relax a bit, knowing that this one piece of your media campaign is in the hands of a true professional who cares as much about the final product, and the results generated from it, as you do.”

-Jan Dane, The Clarendon Group

Client: Coastal Medical

Project: A Continuing Education DVD series for Doctors and Veterinarians on the subject of Zoonotic diseases, produced from a live conference.

“Cherry is a talented and creative filmmaker as well as a skilled marketing professional — a rare combination. Not only did Cherry produce a beautiful DVD set of our Zoonotic diseases conference for Doctors and Veterinarians, but she also brought new direction and cutting edge marketing ideas to the table for the DVDís distribution.”

-Miriam Giles, Coastal Medical CME Director

girl with dog, still from Pet SavvyClient: RIVMA: Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association (

Project: Pet Savvy, a 25-minute pet care educational video to be shown in schools throughout Rhode Island and distributed in animal shelters and Veterinary practices across the state, funded by the Rhode Island Foundation.

“Cherry Arnold is one of the most innovative filmmakers I've ever had the pleasure to work with, I can't imagine anyone else being able to do such a superb job under the guidelines we formulated. One of the additional, unexpected benefits we found with Cherry was that her work didn't stop when the video was completed; she took an active role in distribution and marketing, including enormously helpful suggestions that we incorporated into our plan.”

— Cathy Lund, DVM, RI Veterinary Medical Association

girl with mentor, still from RISE projectClient: RISE: Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education (

Project: Fundraising and Mentor Training Videos

“Cherry truly became a part of our organization while producing two video projects for us; her depth of interest and engagement resulted in videos that are not only engaging and informative but also capture the true spirit and essence of RISE.”

— Jennifer Shimkus, Co-Executive Director, RISE