A Documentary For Humanity
A moment in time can change the life forever of young students, families and communities...Parkland, Sandy Hook, Columbine and Santa Fe....these are only a few!
The universal problems of mental health issues and gun abuse RESULTING IN CHILDREN KILLING CHILDREN have become a daily occurrence. This epidemic of violence plaguing our society brings the specter of mental illness to the forefront...an illness that can be intangible and illusive until triggered.
This issue is the thrust of our documentary and there shall be interviews of many of those affected with a focus on a few, one of which is Kyle Laman, a survivor of the Parkland Shooting Massacre.
Coming together for this project are a very prestigious group of top professionals. The Executive Producers are Jane Friedman (former President and CEO of HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide and Co-Founder and former CEO of Open Road Integrated Media, a digital content and marketing company); and Robert R. Blume (Entertainment Producer/Talent Manager and Executive Producer of the annual Drama Desk Awards-the ‘Golden Globes of the Theatre’).
The very talented creative team is led by Writer/Producer, Carrol Mendelson (who initiated the project); Gail Kaufman Weinbrum, Producer and Danna Hyams, who has been producing film and theater for more than 30 years, including work as a Creative Executive at New Line Cinema.
The documentary will be directed by Burt Dubois. These celebrated professionals have been working for months and are committed to shepherd and produce this solutions journalism documentary; as these student victims, their families and communities, continue their never ending journey to recover, find purpose, create solutions, and make a difference in today’s world.
Please take a moment to read this recent article on Kyle’s life from the Washington Post article on August 9ththat gives perspective to the overwhelming detail of what happened that day and what Kyle and his family continue to struggle with daily. Read the article HERE! Our documentary film will give as vivid a personal and family portrait of the lifetime of struggle and challenge that Kyle, and every family member and friend of those shot and killedhas to deal with for the rest of their lives.
You can help be a vital part of funding this powerful documentary that can change lives and the way Children's Mental Health is dealt with to prevent these massacres!
The estimated budget for filming is $150,000. We would also like to raise an additional $50,000 to market this film while using our extensive media connections to reach a broad viewership.
All contributions will be made to THE FIELD, an organization that empowers entrepreneurial artists by providing non-profit affiliation and fundraising support. All donations and grant awards to our documentary film are tax-deductible and can be processed through The Field’s 501(c)(3)
Download the Information Package (red button at top) that gives further details about our team and the project.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Bob Blume at: 646-522-5870
You can make a big difference with your involvement and donation! We invite you to become part of our team!
Mya Laman speaks about her brother Kyle Laman - A surviving victim of the Parkland High School massacre!