We have completed our Stand Down film and have entered into the the following festivals: Newport Beach New Orleans deadCenter AFI Documentary San Diego International Tacoma Lone Star Hot Springs Continue reading At Last! Our Stand Down documentary is complete.
This is a clip from recent footage for the yet to be released trailer of the 30 minute documentary . This three day event includes 3,000 volunteers, 175 service providers and invites 800+ homeless Veterans to find a way forward. Called from Darkness is a six-part documentary series that explores the spiritual dimensions of addiction recovery with an emphasis of finding community and recovering one’s … Continue reading Stand Down Overview (2019)
At a synagogue in West Los Angeles there is a treatment center, Beit T’Shuvah that approaches addiction as a spiritual malady. Beit T’Shuvah is a unique community empowering individuals and families to live meaningful lives through spirituality, psychotherapy, the 12-Steps, and Jewish teachings. Harriett Rosetto, the founder, has discovered joy in her mission, “People come in hopeless and filled with self-hatred. Our goal is to … Continue reading Soul Sanctuary (Film Trailer)
Home Boy Industries in East L.A. is the living model of community and transformation. The whole community is on a Joy Ride – a Homeboy Joy Ride. Father Greg Boyle, S.J., founder of the Homeboy community reminds us, “We want to create a community of tenderness because the highest form of spiritual maturity is tenderness so if love is the answer community is the context. Continue reading Homeboy Joy Ride (film trailer)
Transforming pain and breaking isolation are important lessons that I learned while making this film. I was 10,000 road miles and six months in thanks to this project when we found out that….. Continue reading Directors Notes: Transforming Pain & Breaking Isolation
Film Director Paul J. Steinbroner on Beit T’Shuvah, Gratitude, and his latest film “Soul Sanctuary.” Continue reading Directors Notes: Beit T’Shuvah
How grateful I am for the hospitality that the staff and residents at Beit T’Shuvah have shown to allow my crew and I to film at the High Holy Day Services, as well as their daily ethics meetings and Torah studies. Continue reading Directors Notes: “Soul Sanctuary”