There are over 100 cities in America that have criminalized the homeless population. Our documentary entitled “No Address” depicts the criminalization of homelessness in cities like Columbia, SC, Atlanta, GA, Raleigh, NC, Orlando, FL and various cities in California.
Criminalization of homelessness means go to a shelter, get out of town or be at-risk of going to jail if caught on the streets.
Moreover, ordinances such as panhandling and urban camping will also get them a ticket to the jail house.
In “No Address,” you will get to know some humans from the homeless community who survive day to day by banishment, abandonment, harassment, ridicule and institutionalism all while keeping their sanity to live another day. In this new era of American society, stereotypes of homelessness no longer exist.
This issue so relevant now because anyone is a paycheck away or an unexpected circumstance away from becoming homeless. It is so far from anyone’s mind until they reach that point. We are still skeptical to what government is going to do with the health care bill and social security, so if it’s not in favor with the human population, the homeless consensus can reach well beyond our imagination. This epidemic has increased over 80% in the past 10 years. Now, there are over 550,000 homeless individuals in America. Where will it be in the next 10 years if we continue to put a bandaid on the issue? Through gentrification and zoning, it’s becoming harder and harder for the middle class to even maintain.
Through all the destitution, there is hope and we will show you how several states are utilizing practical solutions to combat this growing epidemic. Our SOLUTION is to obtain land and to build a community for the homeless population to include permanent container homes and organic farming so they will have a sustainable income through agriculture. We will provide all types of resources and training to educate and rehabilitate them to be productive again in society. This will be the catalyst for what WE can do in other communities across the world.
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Meet Our Crew:
Caletta Harris is the owner of Reel2Real Productions. She received a vision to start her own production company while attending the University of South Carolina. While studying broadcast journalism, she was fascinated with the creative aspect behind the camera and the process of producing videos.
In 2006, she founded Reel2Real Productions, a full service video production company that was originally founded in Tampa, FL and now has two locations based in Columbia, SC and Atlanta, GA which specialize in films.
Caletta is the Director of No Address Documentary series and believes that human life precedes any political agenda.
Benjamin Bowman is an independent Filmmaker originating out of Columbia, SC. He began his education at the Art Institute of Charlotte, enrolling in Digital Production, and would later finish at Southern New Hampshire University.
He interned with Reel2Real Productions where he served as production assistant and B-cinematographer on numerous projects including, short films, commercials, web-series, etc. Offering a wide-range of experience in Video Production, Benjamin’s current projects include serving as co-writer and producer of web-series, “Orion’s Stars”, with SUNDOWN productions.
Heather Hutton is the CEO of Touch and Go Productions. Hutton is a producer, director, writer, editor, and sculptor from Atlanta, GA with a BS in Aerospace, a Minor in Physics, and an MFA in Film and Television from Savannah College of Art & Design.
She grew up a kid pilot and funded her way through aircraft maintenance school as an artist. Hutton’s restoration projects are on exhibit at the Smithsonian NASM, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Museum. Additionally, she is skilled in welding and blacksmithing with fabrications featured in The Walking Dead, First Man, Venom, Super Intelligence, and Jungle Cruise. Hutton contracts for Tyler Perry Studios and public art sculptors around metro Atlanta. Additionally, she has construction and painting featured in Ozark II and Dynasty.
In 2009, BUDS Mentoring, Inc. (“Bringing Up Devoted Sons & Bringing Up Divine Sisters”) was founded by Lamar Stemage. BUDS Mentoring is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that is committed to positively transforming the lives of youth and adults and is the fiscal sponsor for No Address Documentary series.
In 2012, BUDS Mentoring Arts & Music Development Center was founded. This endeavor began the photography career path that he is currently embarked on. The feeling of capturing and memorializing special moments and events is an on-going inspiration of motivating others to choose a career path that becomes more than just a job!