I had found out about this contest about a week before the due date and started making phone calls to local homeless shelters as I've been meaning to make a mini doc on the homeless for some time now. After many story leads fell flat, somehow I stumbled across this amazing story at the last minute. I introduced myself with the go ahead from the Reporter Nancy Pasternack just a day ago. All shot and edited in a day and a half on August 20th-21st.
Shot & edited by Kameron
Thank you Brook for pushing me to look for this story. :)
This is a TRUE story about a real man named Donald "Short Stack" Oliver. Short Stack is his nickname as he stands only 5 feet tall, but has a huge heart. After years of homelessness he helped the local police countless times and organized cleanups with local homeless camps outside of town. Finally one day after receiving over $100,000 in vandalism damage to a local cemetery the local police approached Short Stack with an opportunity that would change his life forever...and he would finally have a home.
Read more about the true story here:
Thank you to Still Motion for holding this opportunity! If you guys didn't have this challenge I wouldn't have discovered a new friend and be able to experience a piece of his life.
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