Hilary Powell & Dan Edelstyn

Dan is a filmmaker and musician and Hilary is an artist. Together, they are working on their production of ‘Bank Job’ which works to create a platform to investigate and tackle urgent economic, philosophical and social issues.

To make art and cultural productions, they have set up Optimistic CIC, a venture that will look toward solutions for the urgent challenges of our times.

The pair’s first feature film ‘How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire’ came out to rave reviews in The Times and Empire and led to more independent creative projects. The next project the pair are planning is connected to the theme of community power.

“Take a leap of the imagination, act as if you’re more powerful than you are and create the world you want to see. Don’t wait for change to come from the top down.”

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