WHAT IS QUAKE HEROES?
Quake Heroes is a unique blend of Hollywood storytelling and real-life heroism, designed to inspire individual and community resilience in preparation for the next big earthquake. Based on true stories from America’s costliest earthquake, this film is more than just a captivating movie – it’s a strategic tool for individuals and organizations to engage their communities. For example, screenings of the film are being followed immediately by comprehensive preparedness fairs where attendees immediately take action (e.g. sign up for alerts and training opportunities, purchase supplies, and learn life-saving skills).
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SPONSOR QUAKE HEROES SCREENING EVENTS
Support Our Mission Through Sponsorship, Donations, or Grants
Welcome to Quake Heroes Screening Events! We are thrilled to offer you an opportunity to host a screening of the captivating Quake Heroes movie in your community, school, workplace, or place of worship. Our team is here to make the process seam- less and impactful for your audience.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of something bigger. Let’s connect and build a partnership that matters.
WHY PARTNER WITH US?
Educational Impact : Your support helps us bring these powerful stories to a wider audience, educating them about the importance of disaster preparedness and community resilience.
Brand Alignment : Align your brand with a cause that resonates with social responsibility and community support.
Targeted Visibility : Gain targeted exposure to an audience that values education, community, and positive change.
Community Engagement : Engage with communities and stakeholders who are passionate about disaster resilience and recovery.
Event Sponsor : Sponsor a Quake Heroes screening event and gain brand visibility through event marketing materials, social media, and on-site recognition.
Educational Partner : Sponsor educational materials and discussions that accompany the screenings, positioning your brand as a thought leader in disaster resilience.
In-Kind Sponsor : Provide goods or services that can help in the execution of screening events, such as venue, catering, or technical equipment.
"Quake Heroes is particularly exciting because they combine compelling story-telling with deployment of solid social science"
Kate Long, Earthquake Program Officer
Cal OES Earthquake and Tsunami Program
"I think this tool is perfect as it serves as a real and relevant reminder of the devastation that earthquakes can inflict and will give some real tools for preparedness."
"The documentary style makes the subject matter quite compelling and sends a much-needed message that everyone can prepare for and help out following an earthquake."
Jill M Barnes, Coordinator
Office of Emergency Services
SUPPORT THE CAUSE
Would you like to help us hold more screenings and preparedness fairs? You can do just that by donating to our “Community Screening Fund”, so that we can continue hosting free events for communities near active fault lines. We also have the infrastructure in place to manage grants and government contracts: if you are aware of one that we should apply for, please let us know!
MEET THE QUAKE HEROES TEAM
Quake Heroes is brought to you by a talented team led by Mark Benthien, Mark Romano, and Victoria Romano. Their combined expertise in filmmaking, education, and outreach has culminated in the creation of this impactful documentary.
Mark Benthien is the Director for Communication, Education, and Outreach for the Southern California Earthquake Center. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics from UCLA and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from USC. Mark is dedicated to communicating earthquake knowledge to increase awareness, reduce economic losses, and save lives. He is the Executive Director of the Earthquake Country Alliance and the lead organizer of the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill involving 10 million participants each year. Mark was recognized in 2012 by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for his leadership in expanding ShakeOut to all U.S. states and territories, and worldwide.
DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH
Victoria Romano is the co-owner and CEO of RomaScope. Prior to RomaScope, she was an account executive at the premiere business management firm in the entertainment industry, NKSFBGO, where she was responsible for the tax, financial and business/life management needs of internationally known entertainers, musicians, artists and high net worth individuals. She worked her way up through the ranks of the entertainment industry including time at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Sony Pictures Entertainment, CBS Films, Fullscreen and New Form; and is now fulfilling her dream by producing content that empowers people to be the best versions of themselves. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication (Media and Technology Studies and Media Production) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Masters degree in Critical Studies from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.
Mark Romano is the founder and President of RomaScope. Over the past six years, he has been the lead director and editor of educational videos for Age of Learning and ABC Mouse and instrumental in the creation of 1400 educational videos through his company RomaScope. His decade-long association with the Southern California Earthquake Center has resulted in impactful educational content reaching a wide audience. Mark recently directed and produced a Virtual Reality classroom video, allowing viewers to explore the Great Barrier Reef from a submarine. His portfolio includes educational videos for museums and college-level curriculum, as well as content for renowned food brands such as Panda Express, Chicken of the Sea, Cinnabon, Cacique, and Reser’s. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Critical Studies from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.