1. ReMoved


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    We're creating ReMoved Part Two. And we're funding it on Kickstarter right now! Check it out at: www.removedfilm.com Check us out on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/removed2013 You can alternatively view this film here: http://youtu.be/lOeQUwdAjE0 We made ReMoved with the desire that it would be used to serve in bringing awareness, encourage, and be useful in foster parent training, and raising up foster parents. If you would like to use the film for any of these reasons, the answer is yes. If you need a downloadable version, you can get the license to you it and the download here: http://removedfilm.myshopify.com/products/license-removed The license also includes the license to use Removed Part Two (and the download for it) when it's released next year. Download the music here: http://dannyklaver.bandcamp.com/releases Originally created for the 168 Film Festival, ReMoved follows the emotional story through the eyes of a young girl taken from her home and placed into foster care. After winning Best Film and Audience Choice at the 168 Film Festival, as well as winning Best Film at the Enfoque Film Festival and being an official selection at the Santa Barbara Independent Film Festival, we're extremely excited to share ReMoved online. "It would be impossible to fully understand the life and emotions of a child going through the foster care system, but this short narrative film portrays that saga in a poetic light, with brushes of fear, anger, sadness, and a tiny bit of hope." -Santa Barbara Independent This short film wouldn't be possible without the help of an incredible group of people who donated their time and energy to this project. And then of course Tony Cruz. I asked him early on if he’d be willing to tackle this with me. I wasn’t sure if I was really going to pursue it unless he said yes. He graciously agreed and was, to me, a huge source of confidence in knowing this project would turn out well. He and i discussed everything during the pre-production, and i counted on his creative mind to keep me on the right path. He even persuaded another key creative on the project, Greg Pickard, to join us. On Set Tony was my right hand man. On set, if I just wasn’t feeling it, I had the trust in him to be able to just hand the scene off to him and know he would make it work. And he stepped in plenty of times when i just needed a break, or a separate perspective. Some of the best moments in the film are of his doing. Go check him out at www.tonycruz.co We were very fortunate with Abby White, the young actress. Without her we wouldn’t have a film. Her parents were so amazing as well. I don’t think they anticipated how much involvement it would take on their end, but they stuck with it the whole way. Abby’s dad, Andy White from Good Times Guitar, even recorded Abby’s Voice Over for us in his studio. We also owe a huge thanks to Sabrina Culver, the birth mom, who brought so much to her role. Please be sure to check out her credits here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0191747/ and also Jordan Nice, who gave a phenomenal performance as the abusive boyfriend: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2059038/ . Last but certainly not least, Kyra Locke, who played the committed caring foster mom, who truly brought such an amazing contribution to the story: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2753903/ We can vouch for each of them. They are worth working with!

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      Sometimes very well meaning people will say some pretty insensitive things to adoptive families. We can only assume that they're not trying to be mean, but instead lack the vocabulary to say what they're really asking. So that's why we came up with this rule of thumb: "If you wouldn't say it about a boob job, don't say it about an adoptive family." (filmed and edited by www.spencerfindlay.com)

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      • Is This Job For Me?


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        I produced this video for the Michigan Department of Human Services to give a realistic preview to people applying for Children's Protective Services worker or Foster Care worker positions. It shows the challenges and rewards of these important positions. I was the Writer, Producer, and Editor for this project and worked with subject matter experts from the Department of Human Services in Lansing Michigan. It was taped/produced in 2004 and published in 2005 and has a running time of 36 minutes.

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        • Empowered To Connect


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          Watch as Michael Monroe and Dr. Karyn Purvis share about the heart of Empowered to Connect, a resource designed to offer hope and help to adoptive and foster families.

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          • I AM LOVED


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            Orphan Sunday 2013 Video

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            • Orphan Sunday 2014


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              I was an orphan...but I was found. I was an orphan, so I help orphans.

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              • Aspiranet: Building Heroes.


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                HELP children find their Inner Hero. Open your heart. Join Aspiranet, one of California’s largest foster care and adoption agencies and become a foster or adoptive parent to one of the over 75,000 children in need of a loving home today. Please call 800-439-1905 or visit aspiranetheroes.org. Thank you.

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                • Shawnee, Oklahoma, Dec 2010


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                  by Trevor Tweeten and Richard Mosse. Music by Three Trapped Tigers. To learn more or donate to Hope House visit http://www.hopehouseonline.org/. blanketamerica.com

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                  • How Do I Handle Manipulation and Control?


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                    Parents often find that children from hard places are prone to use manipulative and controlling behaviors. Watch as Dr. Karyn Purvis and Michael Monroe offer insights to help adoptive and foster parents better understand these behaviors and respond effectively.

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                    • Clarissa's Story of Hope


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                      Hear Clarissa's moving story of how Safe Families for Children helped her through the difficult times of her life and helped her keep her family together.

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