We’re experiencing an ongoing global crisis. Where the COVID-19 pandemic shook our foundations, centuries of social and economic inequality had already cleaved a fault line. It became clear early in the year that 2020 posed an existential threat not only to creative studios like Revery, but to the integrity of stories and how we tell them, who gets to tell them, and who is heard. Our human story was in danger, and it had been – for too long.
Where the pandemic put restraints on our business, we saw opportunities to reimagine from the ground up. Our goal is not to return to the old normal – broken, static, prescribed – but to help build a stronger, more equitable future. We are innovating, adapting, and moving forward with each new project, and continuing to review our company from top to bottom. In our pursuit, we are putting stories first.
We are setting solutions in place in order to continue telling stories for generations to come. In doing so, we’ve taken several steps to get back to shooting. We began our efforts to promote a safe, unified, and equitable return to live action production as members of a state task force, helping write the Oregon Production Protocols for COVID-19 with the Governor’s Office of Film & Television and Oregon Media Production Association. We can continue to refine our approach as our industry gets back to work. And we can take the added space in our workdays to do our part to implement deeper change.
We know that the gravity of our challenges pales in comparison to those of many, and that the creative tests we are faced with are ones we are ultimately lucky to have. We are full of gratitude to do what we love, day in and day out. That’s why we have established new systems, protocols, and resources to ensure Revery can continue to support our partners in bringing their stories to life while the pandemic – and our story – continues.