Virilion Creates Digital Presence for Documentary Film by Christy Turlington Burns

May 13, 2010

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ — In April, Virilion launched a digital promotion effort to support the documentary film, “No Woman, No Cry,” produced by Christy Turlington Burns.

The film explores the powerful stories of at-risk women during their pregnancy in four parts of the world. The digital effort, which includes the website www.everymothercounts.org and a presence on Facebook and Twitter, is a platform to engage people to help women survive pregnancy and reduce maternal mortality rates by three-fourths by 2015.

“With the goal of creating an engaging, interactive, call-to-action website with social media at its heart, we worked very closely with Christy Turlington Burns and her team to conceive the idea and produce all aspects of this digital project, including design, video placement, development and social media integration,” said Lynn Thomlison, creative director of Virilion. “We also include the trailer of the documentary and allow visitors to become advocates to improve maternal health globally. Although the concept is simple, we feel we’ve executed it extremely well, pushing all the technologies involved to their limits.”

In 2005, while pregnant with her second child, Christy traveled with the organization CARE to El Salvador, her mother’s birth country. Of the many CARE projects she visited on that trip, one in particular stayed with her and inspired her to focus on maternal health. Christy returned home to New York City and gave birth to a healthy baby boy — a beautiful, uncomplicated delivery. She continued to think about those women she had met — young mothers who had much to fear, and whose birth experiences too often suffer complications.

About Virilion

Virilion is a full-service interactive agency that for more than ten years has helped major organizations, institutions, and corporations transform their communication and marketing goals into results through digital media. With offices in Austin, Boston, New York, and Washington, DC, Virilion was named one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing companies in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Learn more at http://www.virilion.com .

About No Woman, No Cry the Documentary

In her gripping directorial debut, Christy Turlington Burns shares the powerful stories of at-risk pregnant women in four parts of the world, including a remote Maasai tribe in Tanzania, a slum of Bangladesh, a post-abortion care ward in Guatemala, and a prenatal clinic in the United States. To learn more visit www.everymothercounts.org

    Contact: Anthony Owens, Senior Strategic Consultant
    aowens@virilion.com, P: 202-654-0838 C: 202-553-9404
    1025 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20005

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