Advisory Consultancy

Our team have accumulated substantial knowledge and expertise on a variety of activities that embrace film and the wider development agenda, particularly in the following 4 areas:

  1. Films & Campaign Development
  2. Development education
  3. Events
  4. Crowdfunding

Films & Campaign Development

For film-makers seeking in-depth advice on how to shape campaign outreach for their projects, Tipping Point can offer considerable knowledge and expertise at any stage.

Tipping Point Film Fund’s board comprises expertise across issue-based campaigning, film industry and events production. Currently we have 9 board members. Deborah Burton, Kevin McCullough and Justin Butcher are TPNS co-founders.

Deborah Burton: Campaigns & film production

Kevin McCullough: Co-Head Campaigns, Fair Trade Foundation

Justin Butcher: Writer, theatre director, events producer

Adjoa Andoh: Actor (film, tv, stage, radio); Ambassador Trade Justice Campaign; Fair Trade Foundation

Elizabeth Block: Journalist finance, renewables& climate change

Martin Drewry: Director, Health Poverty Action

Dionne Gravesande: Former Head of Churches and Education at international UK development agency Christian Aid.

Philip Kemball:  Former policy manager, health and safety executive, now retired (TPFF Treasurer)

Karen Lee Street: Published novelist, produced screenwriter; lecturer film

Film education, new audiences & outreach

We are experts in using film to illustrate and more deeply appreciate the often hidden story of how the rich world interacts with the developing world, whether this be through an environmental, economic or human rights prism. A bespoke package can be created for a variety of needs, depending on the institution eg. educational, business, local authority, etc.

TPFF has presented a large number of films with expert panelists which have proven to be highly effective ‘entry points’ on the big issues of our day and for a wide variety of audiences. Films such as:

To find out more, go to the Film Club page.


We have extensive experience ranging from events with a film component through to film festival programming.

Some of our recent events are:


We can offer our expertise in either a purely advisory capacity or hands-on management of online campaigns. The most recent campaign we are involved with is We Are Many on Kickstarter.

For more information and rates charged please e-mail