Nirvan's film about a chance encounter with a creative 9 year old boy's cardboard arcade, and the story of a community coming together to make his dream come true. Caine's Arcade has received over 10 million views online, and helped raise a $240,000 Scholarship fund for Caine. Shortly after the film went viral, Nirvan founded the non-profit Imagination Foundation to foster the creativity of children like Caine everywhere, transforming a viral movie into a global movement. Watch Caine's Arcade Part 2 for more.
Inspired by the response to Caine's Arcade, Nirvan founded the Imagination Foundation, and directed this video to launch the first annual Global Cardboard Challenge, culminating in a Global Day of Play designed to foster the creativity of kids like Caine around the world. The Imagination Foundation has continued to grow, engaging over 500,000 kids in 70 countries in Creative Play. Imagination has partnered with Google, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, Disney, National Head Start and more to foster creativity in kids, has launched over 100 Imagination Chapters around the world, and was named a Champion in the Ashoka/Lego Foundation Re-Imagine Learning Challenge.
Lego Foundation & Ashoka: Re-Imagine Learning Champion
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This was Nirvan's first visit to Caine's Arcade, shot on his mobile phone.
Caine makes a new game at his arcade, incorporating his travels!
One of thousands of Cardboard Challenges on our Day of Play.
An elementary school takes our Cardboard Challenge! www.cardboardchallenge.com
Jack Black & Lil Bub combat Climate Change.
Narrated by Morgan Freeman, for the COP21 Paris Climate Conference.
Stop motion animation, winner of AFI Fest.
A surreal love triangle, with music by Ben Harper. Stop motion & 2D hand-drawn animation.
World's Biggest Shortest Film, Produced by Kevin Bacon, Stephen Colbert, and You.
Celebrity PSA for the UN's first World Humanitarian Summit to address the global refugee crisis.