20 Hard Years Searching For Home
"Home is where the heart is," says Aaron, whose mother kicked him out the day he turned 18. He spent the next 20 years homeless, coping with drug and alcohol addiction, until the day he walked into Mill Street and was told he was safe.
Filming these emotive mini docs solo allows for an added intimacy, with the camera acting as witness to a personal journey of transformation. The DP keeps eye contact with the interviewees as much as possible, maintaining a personal connection and allowing the viewer access to the most vulnerable storytelling. The rapport built beforehand paves the way for this intimacy on camera. We build the content during the initial 'master interview' stage, when the client is present, helping to monitor the verbal content to align with brand goals.
These mini documentaries illustrate the primary brand services offered by this incredible nonprofit. We make between 2-4 mini docs per year for Homeward Bound of Marin, and it has been a wonderful experience to help them with brand positioning, scripted messaging and creating this documentary format for their brand. Focusing on the human story of homelessness and how the organization offers shelter, housing, training and hope, these films are screened at public events and shared on social media to raise brand awareness and help drive donations. Please find out more ways you can support this powerful work at hbofm.org