'Through My Lens' new movement that helps people with disabilities create films

Americas, August 30 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA: Reid Davenport and Dan Lee are proud to announce their new film-based movement called “Through my Lens.”

Through My Lens logoThe project was started by Reid and Dan as a way to bring awareness to the general public about disabilities. By encouraging filmmakers with disabilities and non-disabled filmmakers to create films from the perspective of disabled men and women, they hope to tap into the ever increasing popularity of film as a medium to educate.

“Dan and Reid have known each other since the 3rd grade,” says the website. “Growing up in a small town in Connecticut, they have remained best friends since leaving for college and following their own career paths.”

Today, Reid is a graduate from Stanford University with a Master’s degree in Documentary Film and Video, and spends his time speaking at schools in an initial effort to educate the public about what it’s like to have a disability. His films have been shown across the country and around the world, and have gained prominent media attention from NPR, BBC and the Washington Post.

Dan is a disability advocate, and has been selflessly volunteering for organizations since middle school.

Together they hope to take their project on the road and produce a pilot at a school or University during the winter/spring semester of 2017.

In order to supplement the funds needed to produce their pilot, the duo has taken their project to the pages of Indiegogo. Sponsors will enjoy a number of perks including mention in their pilot series, their name featured on their website, a video appearance in the pilot, or even a personal visit by Dan and Reid to produce the pilot itself.

“Help us get the ball rolling so we can do a pilot at a school or university during the winter/spring semester of 2017. Your contributions will go towards travel costs, equipment for students, camera people to document the pilot, and more,” says the website.

To learn more about Through my Lens, visit: https://goo.gl/C2C2Kt

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