About this project
See my first movie here: http://www.homelessinpdx.info/the-movies.html
A recent article in the local newspaper : http://www.oregonlive.com/
My name is Scott and I was the subject of the first film 'Homeless in PDX' and now have a vision to continue with the theme and powerful medium of film to reach people regarding the homeless folks that surround us in our city. The goal is to raise awareness, understanding, ignite the human factor and particularly benefit going to the homeless individuals in the film.
Feedback from my first film was amazing and I know that this next film will bring greater results as it will deal with more in depth details and stories of four individuals experiencing homelessness in Portland, Oregon. I will also be spending more time on the editing and content to make this a very watchable and high impact film. There will be showings in a Theater and much more distribution.
'Homeless in PDX' was featured in articles in The Oregonian, and Streetroots newspapers. The Public Library also contacted me to purchase 5 copies to put on their shelves ! Many people bought the Movie from me along with the Streetroots newspaper I sold. I also sent a copy to the Mayor and gave a DVD of the movie to a few of the predominant Non-Profit agencies in Portland that help the homeless, to use it in their endeavors.
I have turned from 'star' of the 'Homeless in PDX' movie into the filmmaker. True kismet happened to me and I believe in paying it forward and bringing it to others. Good things came into my life from the first movie, I am now a full-time student in College and have my own place to stay. I feel very strongly that we need to encourage, uplift and help others that are down and hurting. Most people that are homeless struggle with self-worth and very distraught emotions on a daily basis. Getting them involved in a project brings normalcy, inspiration, hope and so much more. I know because it happened to Me.
I will feature four homeless people in this version. They will be fed well during days of shooting by me and drink as much coffee as they like. They will also be 'loved on' big time. I plan to have these four individuals present at the showings of the film at The Historic Hollywood Theater so folks can meet them and discuss the filming, their stories etc.
Costs are estimated to be approx. $2000, to cover the purchase of an HD digital video camera, external microphone, rental of The Hollywood Theater, DVD reproduction, posters, t-shirts, printing and supplies, advertising, meals and coffee for the Homeless Individuals in the film, etc.
I plan to begin filming the 2nd week of April 2011. The film will be shown at The Historic Hollywood Theater, in Portland, Oregon in June or July 2011 for at least 3 evenings. Depending on funding hopefully a week !
I am very excited and passionate about this project and hope you are too !
Thank you for your consideration.
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