By turns both poignant and heartwarming, The Starfish Throwers explores how three of the world's most fiercely compassionate individuals fight hunger and struggle to restore hope to the hopeless in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways. Half a world apart, a five-star chef, a retired school teacher and a sixth-grade master gardener fight for what appears to be a lost cause, until they discover their impact may reach further than their actions.
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Director/Producer/Photographer: Jesse Roesler
Editor: Bill Kersey
Producer: Melody Gilbert
Executive Producer: Dan Satorius
Wold Premiere - 2014 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
Canadian Premiere - Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
WINNER Audience Choice in Public Health Competition - Cleveland International Film Festival
WINNER NPT Human Spirt Award - Nashville Film Festival
Official Selection - Sonoma International Film Festival
Official Selection - IFF Boston
Official Selection - Mendocino Film Festival
Music featured in teaser: The Tracks (The Fool) by Margolnick
This documentary will be the first feature length project from filmmaker Jesse Roesler with generous support from the Jerome Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Jesse Roesler is a fiscal year 2013 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant form the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant form the Minnesota state Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
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