Hi, I’m Nilima Abrams. I created Splice Cream, LLC as the metaphorical cone that supports a variety of creative and good cause endeavors. These "scoops" come in different flavors, including documentary filmmaking, social entrepreneurship/cause-marketing, and various forms of writing. Splice Cream is currently churning up both in-house projects, such as the recently completely Tent Village film, as well as project-based consulting for companies and NGOs, both in Vermont and elsewhere. See Services for more on this.
As kids, my brother and I devised ice cream flavors to help endangered species. We understood intuitively that many people do care, but need guilt-free, and ideally tasty ways to get involved (especially if they are going to go back for seconds). Years later, while researching for the Chalo, Inc. business plan, I found research to back up our early hunches:
Splice Cream projects aim to "splice", or blend ways of helping others with helping oneself, and blurring the lines between the two. For more on this philosophy, see this blog post.
I teach social issue documentary film courses at the University of Vermont along with Splice Cream projects. Visit Linkedin for more on my professional background.