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