LETTERS:  Shawn's Ode to Music.

Shawn Tallet is a talented musician, whose story and music resonate with many who struggle with Anxiety and Major Depressive Disorder.

   His LETTER to music gives light to his battles and his joys, uncovering the truth of the journey and the creative path he took.  

This project is part of 'LETTERS: transformations', a series of poetic documentaries about the powerful creative transformations in the lives of different individuals who struggle with their humanity, and the power of creativity in their journey of self-discovery.

André House of Arizona:  The Haircut

A group of grooming professionals gathered for a day to care for the unsheltered guests in Arizona, by giving them a fresh look . . . for free!

From a fresh haircut to a relaxing manicure, they gave their friends a time of their life through a simple act of kindness.

M35 BUS (Coalition for the Homeless)

The Clients of the several shelters of Wards Island in Manhattan speak up. 
They are asking for a better and free transportation system to improve their lives as they work in the City.                                 

This problem is a small part of a bigger issue.  

An Official Selection of the (In)Justice For All Film Festival.

DARLENE

One of the few short documentaries we made for  André House of Arizona, 

a soup kitchen that feeds 400 to 700 unsheltered guests every day, 

prepared by volunteers.

This is a short glimpse to homelessness, and how a few people make a difference in the lives of many.

Darlene, a guest at André House, and I, had this intimate conversation. 

I had to stop myself from crying, realizing that my own pain does not compare to their many struggles.

I am honored to tell her story.

Remote  Project:   The Peaceful Project and Saving Jane
www.thepeacefulproject.org
www.savingjane.org​​​​​​​

An innovative and inspiring program – Embracing You: A Foundational Road Map to Lasting Confidence – has been born through the collaboration of The Peaceful Project and Saving Jane.   Embracing You was created specifically for human trafficking survivors who would like to reclaim their trust of self, regain solid leadership of their life, embrace their intrinsic brilliance, and deeply understand themselves from a state of confidence.   

The Cornerstones

A short piece made in collaboration with students and alumni from Villanova University, and their week of service at the farm community in West Virginia called, Bethlehem Farm.




ABHAYADHAMA HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Abhayadhama Human Development Center is an orphanage founded by the Brothers of Holy Cross in Bangalore, India.  The word “Abhayadhama” means "Home Without Fear,"  is a place for the children who do not have a home.  It is a haven for the street children, where they can find food, a safe shelter, and a quality education.  

Featured by Catholic News Asia.

"A Future Not Our Own"

A visual essay for Bethlehem Farm, and an ode to their volunteers and supporters.

 One of the short films we developed and produced for Bethlehem Farm, a community in Appalachia that transforms lives through service with the local community and the teaching of sustainable practices.  They invite volunteers to help out in building homes for the less fortunate and to live the cornerstones of service, prayer, simplicity and community.


Featured in the National Catholic Reporter:  https://www.ncronline.org/news/earthbeat/future-not-our-own  ​​​​​​​

EGG MINISTRY at St. Edward's University, Austin TX

A group of college students gather every week to feed the homeless in Austin, Texas.

THE MONK IN THE CITY

A documentary-visual essay of a Marianist Religious Brother, his life and ministry in the city of Angels;
featuring Brother Dave Murphy, SM and his community.


Produced for the Society of Mary

THE ADVICE

Holy Cross College graduates offer their wisdom as they finish they four years of academic experience.



FRANCIS OF DETROIT

The story of Brother Francis Boylan, CSC, a Holy Cross Brother who works with the homeless, orphans, and the poor in Michigan.       

Music by The Recycling Police                    Score by Matt Wheeler and Kevin Klowitter

THE LOCAL CUP (Same-Day-Edit)

A Volunteer run Pay-It-Forward Neighborhood Coffee Shop.

The coffee shop runs on a pay-it-forward model, so the coffee will have already been paid for by a generous neighbor! Want to pay it forward in return? Buy another neighbor’s coffee! It’s a new way to pay, but don’t worry, we make it simple.

 Best of all, they are building community, gratitude and generosity.

Congregação de Santa Cruz no Brasil (Congregation of Holy Cross in Brazil)

The ministries and the lives of Religious Men of the Congregation of Holy Cross in Brazil.

REFLECTIONS FROM INDIA

Last December of 2012, Holy Cross students went to the southern part of India for their Global Experience Program.  They were asked to write about their epiphanies on this trip, on divine moments they have experienced and the relationships they have built.  Produced by the undergraduate students at Holy Cross College.

"India" Written and performed by Khiry Hollowell and Katherine Howard.
Strings:  Shawn Tallet  Color and Motion Graphics by Jeff Kyle           Studio Interns:          Audrey Lee and Laszlo Hunyadi

BRINGING HOPE TO NEW ORLEANS (PhotoStory)

 28 students from five Holy Cross Schools gathered in New Orleans to discover, empower and unite in a common mission, to bring hope to others.

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