Follow the story of three teens from inner city NYC as they embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Dharamsala, India.
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In communities across New York City where high school graduation rates are low and college entrance rates are even lower, local non-profit Global Learning Across Borders (Global LAB) accepts a select number of deserving teens to join the annual International Leadership Program, an opportunity of a lifetime that integrates 10-months of afterschool leadership development with an international travel and service experience in a far corner of the world.
Through homestays and service projects,students are exposed to the sights, sounds, and smells of a totally new place and new culture, reflecting about their own day-to-day lives back home as they live side-by-side with the families who welcome them into their lives. Upon their return to NYC, students receive college readiness support and implement leadership projects in their high schools, embodying the increasingly pressing need for young leaders to "think globally and act locally."
Across All Borders follows thirteen Global Lab students as they travel to Dharamsala, India in the summer of 2010. For many, this trip represents more than just their first time on an airplane, but a unique opportunity to gain perspective on the human experience outside of New York City, outside of the U.S., and most importantly, outside of themselves.
Where does the Money Go?
This is a 100% volunteer project. Several wonderful collaborators are working to complete the film in support of this cause. Money donated to this project will go to:
• The creation of an original score.This is necessary so the film can be released across the web without copyright violation, and too, to better craft the story and engage our audience.
• Audio mixing, clean-up, and sound design.
Half of any film is how you hear it...and what you don't hear. With extremely noisy areas like NYC and urbanized India, the audio component was a struggle for our team. We'll need to work hard to get the audio clean so the dialogue can be heard loud and clear.
• Hard costs.
Though the majority of costs go to audio post-production, shipping, DVD burning and packaging, server space, website hosting, extra drives, batteries, and other specialized equipment also needs to be covered so volunteers don't lose money by agreeing to help out.
For audio post-production along, anywhere from $18,000-$25,000.
I've produced three feature length films, and several short films, you can most of them at the links below.
As The Call, So The Echo (Director/Producer)
The Meaning Of Tea (Producer/Editor)
A Part Of The World (Executive Producer)
A Child's Reach
We're not ready to share a full scene with you yet, but here is a taste.
Director and cinematographer Erika Houle shot on the Canon 7D and the Panasonic DVX-100 in New York and in India.
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