We believe art and entertainment can be driving forces for social change
Wishing Step Pictures (WSP) was formed in 2012 to make films and stage campaigns as a force for social change.
Since then, WSP has evolved to include the latest innovations in technology both in its content creation and distribution, and also in creating impact tools intended to provide measurable solutions to the problems canvassed in WSP films.
WSP is operated by directors Kim Carter and Zabi Yaqeen.
At Wishing Step Pictures we produce films that are engaging and that challenge the status quo. So, we ask our audience to enjoy the viewing experience―then empower them to join us to work for change.
Associated with each of our films are top-down and bottom-up campaigns. Top-down where we engage large corporations in projects such as authoring and distributing best practice guidelines, and bottom-up where we reach out into the global community with screenings, exhibits, educational packages and viral calls to action.
Kim Carter has extensive experience in business management. He is a producer on the recently released documentary film When Elephants Fight. He has owned and operated a vertically integrated company in the UK; was Founder/Director of publishing companies Carter & Carter Ltd. and Salt Kettle Publishing Ltd.; was Chairman/Director, Macquarie Capital Alliance International Limited and Director, Macquarie MCG International Limited, which were both taken private with an acquisition value of more than US$6 billion. Kim is an Independent Director of Macquarie Special Situations Fund Limited (MSSits) and three other related Macquarie entities. In addition to several other directorships, he is Director/Founder of KATKiDS, and Co-Founder of TEDxBermuda. In 2007 Kim helped in the rescue and subsequent rehabilitation of I36 trafficked children in Nepal. The children were in appalling physical and mental condition while in the hands of traffickers, but after the rescue and many years of care, they are in good health, many going on to higher education and all have finally been reunited with their families.
Zabi Yaqeen is a producer and entertainment lawyer in Toronto, Canada. In addition to acting for and against chartered banks, multinationals and individual complainants and defendants in court, Zabi has helped filmmakers, media and internet companies, and technology start-ups with various aspects of their projects, with a focus on emerging media technology and adapting media distribution to the new ways in which audiences consume content. Zabi practised commercial litigation and entertainment law at Julian Heller and Associates for 8 years, before starting his own practice and focusing on Abolish and TAF. He has obtained degrees in both common law and civil law, and practices in English and French.
The days where the sole consideration of most investors was the rate of potential return are gone. Increasingly, investors want to align investments with their personal values. This has led to the exponential growth of SRIs—or ethical funds—in recent years. Wishing Step Pictures Inc. believes social responsibility and a personal cause for good can go hand in hand with a quality investment offering a substantial rate of return. If you want to further discuss socially responsible investments, please contact us.
Wishing Step Pictures
720 Bathurst Street,
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2R4,