“The Long Night” chosen as Finalist for 2015 Dart Center Award

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma named “The Long Night” as one of eight finalists for the 2015 Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma. The feature length documentary film by Tim Matsui and MediaStorm was made possible with the support of The Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grant. Continue reading

The Long Night at the Greater Farmington Film Festival

“The Long Night” will be the opening film in the upcoming Greater Farmington Film Festival in Farmington, Mich. The screening will be held on Thursday, March 5 at 7.30 p.m. at the Smith Theatre of Oakland Community College. Made possible … Continue reading

The Struggle to Leave the Life: Lisa Today

Lisa was one of the key subjects in Tim Matsui’s recently released Women’s Initiative project, Leaving the Life, from which the feature film The Long Night was produced by Tim and MediaStorm. Lisa was the girl in the robe, turned … Continue reading

How Do Our Grants Help Fight Exploitation of Young Women and Girls in U.S.?

If you could help make possible some of the most moving media projects in the world, would you? If you could help fight the exploitation of young women and girls in the United States, would you? You can by contributing … Continue reading

The Alexia Foundation Announces the Launch of “The Long Night”

108 Days by Tim Matsui & MediaStorm from MediaStorm on Vimeo. The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of “The Long Night,” our first ever Women’s Initiative Grant Project. Set in Seattle, the work gives voice and meaning … Continue reading

Watch: Tim Matsui and Mike Davis at Collaborations for Cause 2014

2012 Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative recipient, Tim Matsui and Syracuse University Alexia Chair, Mike Davis, were recently presenters at Collaborations for Cause 2014 in Seattle. The conference, organized and presented by Blue Earth Alliance, brings together content producers and organizations … Continue reading

Tim Matsui Wins Fledgling Fund Grant for “Leaving the Life”

Tim Matsui has just been awarded a $25,000 Fledgling Fund grant for “Leaving the Life,” his overarching documentary photography project on domestic minor sex trafficking which was funded by our Women’s Initiative Grant. In its first iteration, the work resulted … Continue reading

Final Approach: Women’s Initiative Update from Tim Matsui

Looking south from my window, the airplanes are stacked five deep in the night sky. On their final approach, they descend into SeaTac. I watch, thinking of the streets beside the airport, feeling an odd mix of emotion. Exhaustion, nostalgia, … Continue reading

First Viewing: Women’s Initiative Update from Tim Matsui

They gawked out the cab as we passed Radio City, then commented on the crazy drivers. I was the one person they knew in the city and had promised to take care of them. I was also the journalist who … Continue reading

The 2012 Women’s Initiative Grant: Tim Matsui on Sex Trafficking

In 2012, Tim Matsui was awarded our first Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grant. His proposal promised to examine the growing, frightening trend of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in the Seattle area, with his project “Leaving the Life: Stories of the … Continue reading