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A Place to Stand is the life story of Jimmy Santiago Baca, an award-winning poet who learned how to read and write while in prison.
81 backers pledged $7,493 to help bring this project to life.

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Digital Download Coming Soon


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It's Out! (or: Holy Cow, What a Ride!)

And hooray! We took that photo while we were shooting the opening shot of A Place to Stand - a time-lapse of an Albuquerque sunset over the city. That photo best represents what we're feeling now because three days ago, on Friday June 17th, A Place to Stand was finally, finally, finally released to the world. 

I know we've said "we're excited!" about a thousand times by now, but, by golly, we are still very excited. Next to completing the film, this is the biggest milestone in our journey. The film is now available for rent or purchase via iTunes - - and in the next weeks, it will be available in 20 other places. (For those of you still due a digital download of the film, rest assured that it's still coming. We'll send a direct link to your email address in a few weeks.)

It's also available for educators, schools and institutions via The Video Project -

We do have two favors to ask. 

Would you be willing to one, write a review of the film on iTunes? And two, share that iTunes link with your friends, family and social media networks? We don't have much of a marketing budget so still do need word-of-mouth support to help share this with the world. Anything you can do to help would be amazing. 

Thanks again for everything and for being patient with us on this long, wild ride. 

With Gratitude,
The A Place to Stand Team

A Place to Stand on iTunes!

Hello Friends & Supporters,

We’ll keep this update short, sweet and to the point. A Place to Stand is available for pre-order on iTunes! Hooray! Click here to check it out -

If you’re wondering why you should pre-order, it’s because you’ll get a special exclusive digital download package which includes bonus features, additional short documentaries about Jimmy, the soundtrack of the movie & more. Just forward your receipt to and we’ll hook you up!

If you already have a copy, or we owe you one (to be delivered after the launch), you can consider gifting one for a friend! Please spread the word! If we can get 150 or more pre-orders, it dramatically increases the odds of us being seen by millions more people on launch day – June 17th.

Thanks again for all of you support!

With Gratitude, 
The A Place to Stand Team

Distribution News & Our Educational Campaign


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Our Education Campaign

Dear Friends,

A Place to Stand will finally be released this year – both for general audiences and educators. As you know, this has been a labor of love for more than 6 years so far and it wouldn’t have been possible without all of you and our team of committed filmmakers and artists.

We know we have something special on our hands, but without your continued support, the film won’t go very far. We still don’t have a big distributor or studio behind us. We still don’t have big money – none of us have made a financial profit on this project. All we have is sweat and determination and passion. That’s why we’re fundraising again – and we need your support to help fund our educational campaign.

At this point, it's is not about supporting a film, but rather the people who need to see it. In this world of increasing negativity, we need to know that stories like Jimmy’s exist. Jimmy is a powerful role model for populations that don’t have many role models: incarcerated individuals, adolescents on the edge, and others impoverished and neglected by society.

Our aim now is simple - to get the documentary and our educational curriculum into as many schools and prisons as possible. Our fundraising campaign is specifically to support this mission.

One by one, person-by-person, step-by-step, we will get this film out there. This final campaign – during our film’s release – is our biggest hope and chance to make a real difference with our movie. Please help us, visit our Indiegogo campaign, share it with your networks, and donate.

And as we've said a million times before, thank you, thank you, thank you. We wouldn't have made it this far without you.

With Profound Gratitude,

Daniel Glick and Gabe Baca
Director and Producer, A Place to Stand