I had the privilege of ending 2014 working on a project that is very special to me. For 5 straight days I was on set of ReMoved Part 2, a follow up to the original short film ReMoved. You may already be familiar with it, but if not, it’s a short film that illustrates the foster care system through the eyes of a child going through it.
To back track, about 2 years ago, a friend of mine asked me to help out with a short film he and his wife had written and were planning to produce for an international speed film festival called the 168 Film Project. We filmed ReMoved over a 3 day period and miraculously ended up winning best film! But that was just the beginning…
Once the film completed the festival circuit that year, my friends released it online and everything changed. The film went viral and received a huge response from all over – foster agencies, social workers, foster youth, foster alumni, and many others were all contacting them with stories of how the film had impacted them. Crazy awesome stories like how it caused people to begin fostering or adopting, how it opened eyes to consider what it’s like for a child in foster care, or even how it redeemed people’s marriage! The response was so big, they were inspired to make a part 2. They launched a Kickstarter campaign in the fall of last year and ended up raising over $130,000 to fund the project, so we began production in the final week of 2014. Here’s a little glimpse into the making of the film….
If you’re interested in seeing the original film, please check out ReMovedfilm.com. You can also donate to the project by ordering some sweet ReMoved merchandise here. Or, if you just want to keep up to date with what’s going on with the film, follow ReMoved on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!