ANGEL TREE 2016! We had another terrific Angel Tree Event last month. As we always do, we start with dinner and fellowship at In N Out burgers. We had over 35 Hollywood Impact Studios grads and volunteers come to deliver gifts to 18 kids.
One of our Hollywood Impact Studios grads shared that when he was in prison, he took advantage of Angel Tree for his kids. He was moved to be part of this years Angel Tree event and be the one buying and giving the gifts. Praise God!
We had so many volunteers we need the people mover from GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH and our own HIS 12 passenger van. Great event, great night! Thanks to everyone. Thank you Prison Fellowship, Grace Baptist Church, Eden Ministries and all of our Hollywood Impact Studios team.
It has been busy at HOLLYWOOD IMPACT STUDIOS and we have not posted anything in quite a while. Two events that kept us busy at the end of 2016 were our First Annual Fundraiser and our 2016 Angel Tree gift giving event… This post will be about the fundraiser. In a few days I’ll post one on Angel Tree. Wanted to share some special moments from the fundraiser held at Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita.
Our dear friend, supporter and member of our leadership team, Henry Lozano.
The fundraiser was a success and was bathed in prayer.
Thanks to everyone who attended, thank you to Grace Baptist Church, thank you to all who helped pull it off and thank you to those who donated to this important cause. Praise God. Looking forward to the 2nd Annual next year.
Lots has transpired since my last post…
This post, I’m going to talk about our end of semester shoot, “Going Back”. This shoot was directed by Jim Sembiazza, who came up with this unique idea.
We would follow two former inmates, Tony Mendoza and Matthew Feldmeth back into jail. Both men been out of jail/prison for over a year. Neither had been back since their release. For Tony, it had been over a year and for Matthew, he had not been in Pitchess Detention Center for over 18 years. (He was in state prison) Both men would give current inmates some advise on how not to return to jail once they’re released. Neither man pulled any punches either.
This heart-shaped cloud appear over our shoot. A smile from God or just a random cloud shape? It’s up to you to decide.
It was a great shoot and I think everyone got a lot out of it. Thanks to all of our volunteers and the Sheriff’s Department for your sacrifices and help in getting this one “in the can”.
Things are progressing at Miracle Mountain. Tons of clean up is being done. Still a lot to do. We are having a fundraiser to help with all three of our programs, in-Jail, Alumni and Miracle Mountain. It will be an evening of clean comedy and dinner. It is on November 20th at 5PM in the conference center at Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita. (22833 Copperhill Dr.) Tickets (suggested donation) is $40/person which includes dinner. Please come, please support us.
Donate on our Paypal account on this sight and we’ll hold tickets at will call for you. Hope to see you there.