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Show Me Democracy

Show Me Democracy

Show Me Democracy is a feature length documentary. Amidst the storm of Ferguson, seven St. Louis college students evolve into activists as they demand change through policy and protest. The projects is in collaboration with The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis and Continuity. Support has been provided from the Missouri Arts Council, Missouri Humanities Council, Regional Arts Council and the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation. facebook.com/ShowMeDemocracy. Trailer coming soon!  More Info ➞

What Matters?

What Matters?

What Matters? (formerly called Give a Damn?) is an award winning feature length documentary about three friends, two idealistic activists and one skeptic, that attempt to live in extreme poverty, on $1.25 a day, across 3 continents. The adventure takes a devastating turn when two of them survive a deadly plane crash in Africa, and all three must fight to finish what they started.  More Info ➞

When The Saints

When The Saints

When the Saints Film documents the story of one man’s mission to fight sexual exploitation in the heart of Malawi, Africa, and his journey to discover that it begins in his own heart. Beautiful, honest, vulnerable, and wildly compelling, this story challenges us all to explore the unplumbed depths of our hearts. It calls us to care about justice for girls who are trafficked in rural Africa, and at the same time asks us to examine the ways we either dignify or exploit our brothers and sisters. Both thought provoking and universal, this film is a powerful tool to rally the saints with a greater cry for purity.  More Info ➞

Thunderdome

Thunderdome

Thunderdome is a feature length documentary that follows the true story of Rob Lehr, a man haunted by death who chose to engage life rather than escape it. It is a film about how the power of community helps us deal with the tragedies and difficulties in our life. This film follows Rob as he builds a Nerf battlefield in his backyard, immerses himself in Humans Vs Zombies, and how all that helped him to cope with PTSD after a deadly plane crash. (The film is not affiliated with Hasbro.) Speak Up Productions collaborated on the project and Dan Parris, founder of Speak Up Productions, was Producer and Director of Photography.  More Info ➞

Stray Rescue of St. Louis

Stray Rescue of St. Louis

Speak Up Productions has been hired by Shadowcatcher Entertainment to field produce the pilot episode for a reality TV show about Randy Grim and Stray Rescue of St. Louis. Stray Rescue’s sole purpose is to rescue stray animals in need of medical attention, restore them to health, and place them in loving adoptive homes. Virtually all of the pets they save have been abused and neglected. They’ve been dumped on highways, or remote country roads. Abandoned in public parks, empty houses and dark alleys. They’ve even saved dogs left chained behind buildings after their owners had moved away.  More Info ➞

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Dignity Harbor

Dignity Harbor

Dignity Harbor: A Home Away from Homelessness follows the story of a year’s time at Dignity Harbor; a homeless encampment nestled along the Mississippi River just north of the St. Louis Arch. Their first struggle is to survive living in the bitter cold of the coming winter, but as temperatures drop and tempers rise, they soon must struggle to survive living with themselves. All with the City looming over, just waiting for a chance to move them out. Speak Up Productions is helping with marketing and touring for the film Dignity Harbor.

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