An inspiring short film about the harsh realities of foster care and the resolve it takes to be part of the solution.
This film was produced to highlight Vanderburgh County's foster care crisis. In 2017, there were about 1,000 kids in Vanderburgh county who had been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect, yet there are only about 150 foster families in our county to care for those kids. This discrepancy far exceeds the norm.
In doing research for this project, we heard stories of kids spending the night in a DCS office because there was no place for them to go. Many of these kids are placed in foster homes in another county, and they may even be separated from their siblings.
Although the problem seems overwhelming, it is not beyond repair. Our hope with this film is to educate people about the issue - that there are children in our community who are waiting for adults to take care of them - and inspire them to take action any way they can. That may mean becoming a foster parent, volunteering with a program like CASA, or just providing support to an existing foster family.
Host a film screening or use this film as part of an existing event to spark conversations and inspire others to be part of the solution.
Chris Weatherly Director/Producer/Cinematographer
Jonathan Boettcher Writer/Producer
Leah Roop Producer
Ross Chapman Executive Producer
Bobby Spaulding Gaffer
Matthew Martin Key Grip
Toby Hitchcock Drone Pilot
David Ross Grip
Conner Bartek Grip
Will Firestone Grip
Rachel Matthew Photographer
Shana Gogoua Make Up Artist
Alex Boettcher Set Design
Garrett Burton Production Assistant
Madison Nicholson Production Assistant
Bru Burger | Jeff Schuessler
Vanderburgh County CASA
Joy and Jeremy Secrest
Evansville Civic Center
Amanda and Andrew Hughes
A Wavelength Films production, in association with Left Turn Productions.
Copyright 2018 For Evansville, INC.
Ashleigh Barnett CASA / Ms. Williams
Jameson Blair Dylan
Rae Hunt Mom
Mark Dessauer Foster Dad
Rita Hight Foster Mom
Leah Roop Instructor
Kathy Riordan DCS Worker
Thomas J. Dolan Judge
Cameron Turpin Older Brother
Alyssa Chaffee Abused Girl
Mary Elizabeth Small
Clifton Jett Jr.