Shelter

Here is a peek inside what we’ve been shooting and how the feature will be forming. It’s just a peek. Thank you to all of our donors, interviewees, crew and participants for the time, energy and faith.

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We were honored to be present at last year’s annual memorial for the homeless hosted by the Primavera Foundation at Evergreen Cemetery. We hope you will join us at this year’s memorial.

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Since late December we’ve been working away quite a lot on the film, shooting interviews and other footage, thanks to the generous donations of a few early supporters. The goal is to use this first batch of footage to create a fundraising trailer, which we’ll then use in an effort to get grants and other support. In this roughly-edited “behind the scenes” clip you can see the crew (Steev on camera, Rogelio on sound, and Tina doing the interviewing), other than Patrick on B camera who shot this.
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To all our wonderful supporters: Thanks for your interest in and help with our documentary. It’s been now a little over one month since the end of our unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign. Since then we’ve been regrouping and coming up with new plans and strategies for this film about homelessness that we’re still determined to make. We’ve arrived at an important change to the focus of the film: in addition to   Read More ...

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Last Saturday at Revolutionary Grounds in Tucson, Bobby Burns read from his book, “Shelter,” which was the inspiration for our film project. Also at the event the director, Steev Hise, explained more about the goals for the documentary.
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Tuesday, September 17th, 2013   Patrick and Tina went downtown to seek out potential interviewees. First they met up with some very unwilling subjects. But they did manage to strike up an in depth conversation with Joe, who is pictured here with his bike. Tina added a fairy trinket off her key chain to add to Joe’s collection. Hopefully, we can stay in touch with Joe. Joe stated that he   Read More ...

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Friday, September 13, 2013 I made it out to Evergreen Cemetery today. I hadn’t left as early as I had wanted. It was around noon. I followed Bobby’s instructions that led me to the back northwest corner of the cemetery. Going along the small roads inside the cemetery I was still impressed by the giant headstones that are common here. I knew when I found the ‘paupers’ portion of the   Read More ...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORMER HOMELESS MAN AND TWO FILMMAKERS BRING DOCUMENTARY PROJECT TO KICKSTARTER A team of Tucson residents have launched a fundraising campaign this week for their new documentary, “Shelter: Homeless Voices in Tucson.” The proposed film will capture the lives of homeless people living on the street in the extreme conditions of this desert city. The goal is to depict the full range of those affected and to   Read More ...

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We are fundraising for production of the film via a Kickstarter campaign (www.kickstarter.com/projects/shelter), which we launched this morning. Please support the making of this important film, and assist us in spreading the word! Share the Kickstarter link via facebook, twitter, or whatever social media you use. Thanks for your help! Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Sunday, August 11, 2013 Today we did the pitch shoot for KickStarter 1. We started at Casa Maria. There were a lot of ants. We all met with the head of Casa Maria, Brian Flagg. We then went down the road to Santa Rita Park and introduced ourselves to a couple of new fellows. Don has been helping out the homeless for 20 years. And then finally landed at the   Read More ...

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