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Make - A  - Wish

Published : 9th January 2004


Hey all,

I have been doing this for a few years now and I don’t know why I haven’t used the forum of CML to spread the word till now.

Every now and then I get on a production that I can talk the director into getting a child from “The Make a Wish Foundation” into our film.

I was just out in Arizona filming a Lorenzo Lamas film “Nowhere Man” and mentioned to the director about getting a dying child into the film. This director loved the idea and even wrote a small part into the movie. This director says that he is planning to do this in all of his films.

Fellow cinematographers, this doesn’t cost anything to do, and it’s a real tear jerker for those of us that get that warm fuzzy feeling from doing things like this.

I had a child a few years ago get a small role in a horror film. I have never seen such joy on a family’s face. That child died a few months later.

Make-a-Wish took care of all expenses of flying the child and his family out to Arizona and even gave them a limo ride to and from set.

If you might be interested in contacting the Make-A-Wish Foundation please contact Lani Hana who is a Celebrity Program Manager for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, she coordinates all wishes related to TV and Film. If so, please do not hesitate to contact her by e-mail lhana@wish.org or by phone at (714) 827-9474.

Thank guys and gals I look forward to working with you to put that "look" in another wish child's eyes!

John Lazear, SOC
LA/DP
www.geocities.com/no1camerasoc



>Every now and then I get on a production that I can talk the director into >getting a child from "The Make a Wish Foundation" into our film.

John,

This was one of the nicest posts I've seen on the CML. Thanks for posting it and sharing it with us all.

Best Regards,

Jim Sofranko
NY/DP