Cause Affects is a hybrid mission-driven creative agency, film production company and strategic communications firm. We strategically amplify the voice of causes, progressive campaigns and organizations through creative storytelling.
HERMON FARAHI > FOUNDER
A man of many hyphenated-identities, Hermon is an award-winning filmmaker, creative director, scholar-activist, and former candidate for US Congress. He is a first generation Persian-Korean American, trained as a socio-cultural anthropologist, international development practitioner and documentary filmmaker. Since attaining his Masters Degree from the George Washington University in 2011, Hermon has conducted field research with refugees in the global south, advocated for indigenous rights in Micronesia, and filmed the journey to Mt. Everest with a cancer foundation. He has consulted for the World Bank Group, filming in several post-conflict zones, and provided creative direction on a global literacy initiative for USAID, in addition to his award-winning commercial work for such clients as Time Inc, Sports Illustrated, and The US Olympic Committee. As a filmmaker, Hermon’s first feature documentary film When They Awake, winner of over a dozen awards internationally, bears witness to the musical movement driving contemporary indigenous revitalization efforts in North America. Hermon is also the Co-Producer and Cinematographer of the Sundance Award-winning film, Knock Down The House, documenting the story of four women, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, running grassroots campaigns to challenge the political machine. Passionately committed to social justice and progressive political change, he founded Cause Affects with the intention of propelling the movement forward. Let’s get to work.
Political: Amy Vilela for the People / Hermon for Congress / Movement for a People's Party / Nevada Gaming Commission / Healthcare NOW
International Development: The World Bank Group / United States Agency for International Development (USAID) / The African Union
Non-Profit: The Cleveland Clinic / Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health / Keep Memory Alive Foundation / HEART Africa / The Love Hope Strength Cancer Foundation / US VETS / Clean The World / Opportunity Village / The US Olympic Committee
Corporate CSR: Time Inc. / LYFT / Emerils Restaurants / The Venetian|Palazzo / MGM Grand Resorts
"Hermon is the cinematic equivalent of a one-man band" — Las Vegas Review Journal
"When you tell a story that has universal themes it transcends space and time, or any boundaries. " — The CLASS Project
"With this film (When They Awake, directed by Hermon Farahi), everyone just fell in love with it when they saw it.. " — Calgary Herald
"Documentaries will often take a life of their own...Hermon Farahi had this experience while making (the) film, When They Awake, a powerful documentary celebrating Indigenous musicians. " — FREQ Magazine