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Neighbor, a film by Tony Gapastione

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Thank you-from Tony, to ALL OUR DONORS.
May 11, 2016

Hello to our 114 donors! We are 11 days away from rolling cameras. As you can imagined, things get crazy and sometimes it seems as if things  See more

THE STORY:

NEIGHBOR, A short film by Tony Gapastione, sponsored by REDWOOD CITY PARKS AND ARTS FOUNDATION, is set to go into production in May 2016.

NEIGHBOR is about a homeless man who witnesses a kidnapping and when he hunts down the perpetrator he uncovers a dirty little secret in suburbia.

Director's Statement:

I want to make films that address real human issues, complicated issues. In 1440 and Counting, I was inspired to tell the story of a challenging system and community where things seemed hopeless but the effort and love of one person made a difference, where every minute counted even if the results weren't obvious. 

My next project I want to tackle another ugly reality. I want to explore what it means to be a good NEIGHBOR by standing for Justice.

Appearances are not always what they seem. We easily make judgements based on people’s exteriors. We don’t always expect CEO’s to wear flip flops or criminals to wear white collars and ties. And we might never expect a guy who sleeps in an alley to be the very one who saves our life. I wrote this film because I was surprised by the friendships I made in unexpected places. I found allies, friends, and “neighbors” in people who were different than me, people who had no place to call home. I was impacted by the stories of people I might have written off or overlooked. These stories of humanity, connection andjustice, touched me deeply and illuminated issues I often swept under the rug. I wanted to write and direct this story, for my sophomore film project, to bring light into a dark place: human trafficking. The stealing, harboring, objectifying, and horrendous abuse of human beings, (many who are young children and women), is an ugly reality. Human trafficking is happening right under our noses, in our beautifully landscaped, white collared, American neighborhoods. We need to talk about it. And we can do something about it. We can bring change if we are willing to take a stand. I am called to affect change by telling stories. I hope this film starts conversations that lead to actions, that lead to justice. After the experience of my first film 1440 and Counting, I knew I wanted to make another movie that brought awareness, created conversations, and touched hearts. I hope you will stand with me and see it come to completion. --Tony Gapastione

For more info on the film see http://www.neighborfilm.com/

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Donor Comments

Tammy Calderon

Tammy Calderon

DONATION: $50

Keep loving like Christ little bro! 2 months ago

Kathy Zmay

Kathy Zmay

DONATION: $200

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DONATION: $1,500

10 months ago

Carrie Dean-Hood

Carrie Dean-Hood

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Today I was reminded that a simple act of kindness will be multiplied many times. May the ripples of "neighbor" turn into a tsunami of healing. 10 months ago

Binkert Family

Binkert Family

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Ingrid H.

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Your work is sacred because it saves lives and souls. 10 months ago

Anil

Anil

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good luck 10 months ago

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The Fernandez Family

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