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Homeless: Their Story

A documentary & book unveiling the truth of our nation’s homeless population. 23 cities, 23 homeless people and 1 man’s journey.

Homeless: Their Story

A documentary & book unveiling the truth of our nation’s homeless population. 23 cities, 23 homeless people and 1 man’s journey.

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As young children, we are taught that homeless people are the lowest of the low, the trash of society and what we aim NOT to be.  But it seems that the general population is fascinated by them, we can never look away, instead we stare in disbelief and shock that they could live in such conditions, out on the streets, with nothing to their name.

But then that begs the question…what went wrong with these people? Was this out of their control OR did they choose this? Well maybe nothing went wrong, maybe the string of events in their lives led them to this point; but no one really knows. Bums make up this “silent society.

That is why some light needs to be shed on this group of Americans who are tossed aside like yesterday’s trash. “Homeless: Their Story” is a project meant to uncover the truths about a homeless person’s life: their past, their day-to-day experiences and their personalities. They are people too and it’s about time that we get a TRUE understanding of who these people really are and more interestingly, what got them to this point in their lives. But most importantly, what we as a society can do to help.

Through my creative journey as a filmmaker and photographer, I will visit 23 of America’s biggest cities and will meet 1 homeless person in each metropolitan area. By getting to know these homeless people, it will allow viewers the unique chance to hear and see their stories.

In order to accomplish all of this, some expenses need to be handled. Your help is needed! Everything from food to gas, lodging (hostels), car upkeep, care kits, misc. equipment, publishing fees and much, much more. This cannot be accomplished this without you, yes you! 

Other than the trip expenses and the inevitable publishing fees, the documentary and book will not cost that much money to create since I’m a filmmaker, photographer, and editor by trade. Upon my return, I will combine all the footage and photos to complete 1 insightful book and 1 eye-opening documentary. 

After the book and documentary are finished and published, I’ve decided to donate 50% of all profits made to homeless shelters across the country.  While “Care Kits” will help the homeless people interviewed along the way, it is clear they aren’t the only ones; homeless people are everywhere. They make up a large portion of our society and the ultimate goal through this all is to help the homeless people that are scattered throughout our country. 

The idea is to uncover the truth and reality of this “silent society” of homeless people in America, shed some light on something that most Americans sweep under the rugs of our society. In such crazy, unimaginable economic times, I believe there is no better time than the present to reveal the truths about what most think to be the bottom of society. Let’s hear from them, the people ON the streets, the members of society that didn’t fit the mold that was set up for them. So join along, let’s be the voice, let’s help the homeless by showing, and telling, THEIR story! 

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