Welcome To The Fundraising Campaign For Here!
Our story, Here, stars Jan, an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s disease who gets one last chance at love. Between a worsening memory, doctor's visits, and outings with her daughter, Katie... there's not much room for excitement. This all changes when Jan meets the charming Wes Coleman, a new resident at her retirement home. Now, Jan must fight her declining memory while exploring her new relationship with Wes, and maintaining her ongoing relationship with her daughter.
After witnessing the decline of her own Nana from Alzheimer's, Taylor Berberich was moved to write this story, Here. She knows the pain felt by millions of families worldwide, and hopes to turn that pain into a hopeful, fun and genuine love story. Here serves as a reminder that, even in old age, there is still love worth fighting for and memories worth making.
Alzheimer's has stolen thousands of lives, and thousands of memories... but it can never take the stories left behind, the stories we pass on and the stories we share. May what we refuse to forget, live Here.
What Your Donation Is For
Your contribution will make this film be made and this story be told. All of the money that you donate will be used throughout our stages of production including:
- Camera & Lighting: Rentals For a Camera Package, Lighting Package, and Grip Equipment
- Locations: Acquiring Permits, Insurance,
- Casting: Hiring Our Talent, Casting Director, Finding Background Talent
- Sound: Rentals For Sound Equipment, Composing The Score
- Art Department: Funds For Our Production Design, Set Decorating, Makeup, Wardrobe, Props
- Post Production: Color Grading, Transcoding, Editing Equipment
- Craft Services: We Need to Be Able to Feed Our Cast and Crew During our Principal Photography
- Covid-19 Safety: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Our Entire crew to Ensure a Safe and Healthy Set, Disinfecting Equipment, Masks, Gloves, Sanitizer, Face Shields, Covid-19 Testing, and Equipment for our Covid-19 Compliance Officer
- And Much More!
Your generosity will help fund this story to be told properly, so any amount goes a tremendous way! Thank You For Supporting Filmmaking!
Contributions to Here are 100% Tax Deductible. The California State University, Northridge Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) public benefit California corporation.
What Challenges Will We Face
The Here Crew will be creating this story with Covid-19 Health concerns in mind. Due to the amount of people needed to make this production happen, we will be taking ample steps to ensure the health and safety of our crew by taking Covid-19 tests, abiding by SAG-AFTRA Covid-19 safety guidelines, having a Covid-19 Compliance Officer on set at all times who will be monitoring and teaching proper sanitation and disinfecting precautions.
Show Your Support
In addition to our fundraiser Here, other ways to show your support would be to follow our social media campaigns! This is a great and free way to support our film by following and sharing on Instagram and Facebook. We will be posting additional content, updates, and behind the scenes material that you can only find on our social media pages.
Another fantastic way to show your support of Here is to buy some of our merchandise! By purchasing a shirt or anything through our online store, part of the sales will help support our production. This is a great way to share your support for our film with pride.
Here Merchandise Store
Meet The Here Crew
Taylor Berberich - Director | Colin Kirkpatrick - Producer | Alex Alipio-Jocson - Producer
Janice Ayala - Producer | Angela Peralta - Unit Production Manager
Dorothy Perillo-Dutton - 1st Assistant Director | Emily Vail - 2nd Assistant Director
Molly Oran - Director of Photography | Isabella O’Brien - Camera Operator
Dana Rubanowitz - Second Assistant Camera | Sean Taylor - Script Supervisor
Yerin Oh - Sound Mixer | Schorl Brest Van Kempen - Sound Mixer
Francisco Sabio - Boom Operator and Post Sound
Raphael Thomé - Editor | Gustavo Saldana - Editor
Lilly Soto - Post-Production Coordinator | Sammie Villanueva - Lead Sound Designer
Katie De Geus - Production Designer | Li Wei Ng - Art Director
Jesse Lopez - Set Director | Helia Behrooz - Set Photographer
Thank You For Your Support Of Here!
On behalf of all the hard-working students that will make this film possible, we thank you for your support of this production and story. Without your contributions toward this film, this story would not be possible. We look forward to sharing updates along this creative journey from script to screen.
If you have any questions or comments you would like to share with the Here team, please reach out to one of our producers.
Colin Kirkpatrick - Colin.Kirkpatrick.firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex Alipio-Jocson - Alex.AlipioJocson.email@example.com
Janice Ayala - Janice.Ayala.firstname.lastname@example.org