My 24th year of life has blessed me so much. I am completing my first full feature documentary, "The Backyard Philly Project" which premieres this May, and God gave me wonderful twin boys. On top of all of this, I am honored to be a part of Drexel Magazine's Class of 2013 '40 under Forty' for my accomplishments with Ferasha Films. Thank you all for walking with me on this journey.
This past Saturday (June 2nd) my other job (at First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem) hosted a large outdoor festival, Alive '12 with Jars of Clay. My Ferasha Films team also sponsored part of the event by hosting a video contest, running the social media for the day, and filming an interview with the band. You can watch the video at the bottom of this entry. The event kicked off with a Walk.Run.Ride. and we raised over $30,000 for blood:water mission! Amazing what a community can do when united together on a church lawn. But for now, here are some of my favorite stills that I took. Enjoy!
My Ferasha Films team has been working really hard lately. We're still in production with The Backyard Philly Project, and we're hosting and sponsoring Alive 2012 this June 2nd with Jars of Clay.
But, I wanted to let you know why we are super excited. We will be hosting Alive Festival 2012’s Passion into Action Video Contest! Since our passion is making films, we wanted to hear what your passion’s are. Alive ‘12 is an outdoor festival taking place this June 2nd in Bethlehem, PA. The goal of the event is to raise $30,000 for Blood:Water Mission, a grassroots organization fighting against AIDS and for clean water in Sub-Saharan Africa. The event kicks off with a Walk.Run.Ride., and ends with a free concert from grammy-award winning band Jars of Clay (also founders of Blood:Water Mission). So join in on the fun! Submit your video entry by May 15, 2012. For more information click here.
So I would encourage you to join the video competition! It's based off of criteria, you don't have to be a professional to make a good video. Just do it!
At times some call Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, Kill-adelphia. Watch four teens who live in the projects express loss and hope by forging the future with the next generation.
"Penn Town" is a short documentary based on Ferasha Film's (my documentary organization) upcoming documentary "The Backyard Philly Project." I hope you guys enjoy this! The full documentary will be coming out soon!
This is probably one the most unique photo shoots I have done. It's not everyday you get to photograph twin sisters who planned their pregnancies around the same time! Janice and Jennifer are actually my cousins, and they live in Pheonix, Arizona with their husbands. Since all of the family is here in PA they really wanted to have some photos done before they headed back on the plane. Janice and Jennifer got this photo shoot through my campaign on Indiegogo--raising funds for The Backyard Philly Project, my newest documentary production through Ferasha Films! Thanks you!