A social enterprise engaging in conflict mediation, through multi-narrative, commercially-viable comics and animated movies with a representational, ideologically balanced production team and advisory board using design thinking strategies and stakeholder crowdsourcing.

Our mission is to build trust and mutual understanding as well as mitigate hatred, violence, xenophobia, misinformation, and propaganda between conflicting communities in order to improve conditions for long-term positive negotiations and policy change. 
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Our values are open-mindedness, empathy, and the pursuit of truth.

Our first production addresses the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict with the story “Shira and Amal” about two young women, one Israeli, one Palestinian, who use music to cope with trauma and bring hope to Jerusalem.

Our goal is to produce Shira and Amal as a graphic novel and scale to a full-length epic, animated musical. Our long-term vision is to establish a sustainable studio applying this metho...
A social enterprise engaging in conflict mediation, through multi-narrative, commercially-viable comics and animated movies with a representational, ideologically balanced production team and advisory board using design thinking strategies and stakeholder crowdsourcing.

Our mission is to build trust and mutual understanding as well as mitigate hatred, violence, xenophobia, misinformation, and propaganda between conflicting communities in order to improve conditions for long-term positive negotiations and policy change. 
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Our values are open-mindedness, empathy, and the pursuit of truth.

Our first production addresses the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict with the story “Shira and Amal” about two young women, one Israeli, one Palestinian, who use music to cope with trauma and bring hope to Jerusalem.

Our goal is to produce Shira and Amal as a graphic novel and scale to a full-length epic, animated musical. Our long-term vision is to establish a sustainable studio applying this methodology to mitigate other intractable social conflicts.
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Advisors

Jacob Ner David
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Jacob Ner David entrepreneur as a state of being
Michael Adler
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Michael Adler Attorney
Raf Gangat
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Rob Kellogg
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Rob Kellogg COO at NCIA | Preceptor, Watson Institute | Founder, Sathi Fund for Social Innovators
Robin Luff
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Jamie Michaels
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Jamie Michaels
Guilio Gallarotti
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Guilio Gallarotti
Derrick Duplessy
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Derrick Duplessy
Orly Wahba
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Orly Wahba
Yariv Newman
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Yariv Newman
Joe Weinstein
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Joe Weinstein

Employees

Andrew Hirsh
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Andrew Hirsh CEO JewishPassionate about language, entrepreneurship, conflict mediation & animationValues: Empathy, Open-mindedness & the Pursuit of Truth
Liam Trampota
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Liam Trampota

Recommendations

I have gotten to know Andy through 50:50 Startups - A global entrepreneurship program that brings together Israeli Arabs, Jews, and Palestinians to co-develop equally-owned tech startups of which I am the Director. He is curious, passionate, exhibits excellent teamwork, and has actively contributed to our program. Andy received many enthusiastic votes of confidence for Olive Branch Pictures & "Shira and Amal" from the cohort who represent diverse identities relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and was able to successfully build a team which he is now managing. The venture is very promising in its potential for impact and financial sustainability and offers an innovative approach to conflict mediation & calculated audience engagement strategy. I am confident in Andy, his partners Noa, Khaled & Bashar, team & venture to execute their vision & significantly contribute to and benefit from Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs. It is my pleasure to recommend them.