Welcome To The Fundraising Campaign for Union Avenue!
Union Avenue follows Keith Adams, a Los Angeles police officer who took the life of an innocent man early in his career. Years later, demands for reform have led to better funding for social workers to respond to mental health calls instead of cops. When Anne Davis, a young social worker, runs into trouble conducting a wellness check on a couple with a history of drug abuse, she turns to the police--dispatch sends Keith. Anne quickly recognizes his infamous name, and vehemently disapproves of letting Keith handle the situation alone. But as they enter the residence, they quickly realize that they must work together and combine their methods if they are to survive.
This story is important because it reflects the very real problem of how poorly police are trained for mental health crises, but also recognizes that not all situations can be solved with just a social worker. Union Avenue tackles the reality that justice in the field isn’t always black and white, and that the best way to save lives often lies in the tenuous gray.
What your donation is for:
Your contribution is extremely important to provide support for this film to be made and for this story to be told. All of the money that you donate will be used throughout our stages of production including:
CONTRIBUTIONS TO UNION AVENUE ARE 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE. THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY NORTHRIDGE FOUNDATION IS A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION 501 (C)(3) PUBLIC BENEFIT CALIFORNIA CORPORATION.
Challenges We Will Face:
Our film contains multiple stunts and prop weapons. In order to ensure that no one is harmed on our set, we have to do a lot of preparatory work. This includes establishing safety protocols and hiring professionals such as stunt coordinators. Your donations will help us execute the vision of this film as effectively and safely as possible.
Meet the team!
Gino Cazzali - Writer, Director
Joeli Schwartz - Producer | Nick Sherman - Producer
Martin Avina - Producer
Musaid Abdullah - 1st Assistant Director | Audrey Kuehl - Script Supervisor
Maya Tydor - 2nd Assistant Director
Dylan Naber - 2nd 2nd Assistant Director
Jackson Geary - Director of Photography
Priya Burleson - 1st Assistant Camera
Kandace Moreno - 2nd Assistant Camera
Random Dochtermann - Camera Operator
Emilio Zertuche - Gaffer | Tyler Jones-Juarez - Key Grip
Kuan Wei - Best Boy Electrician | Jason Paullus - Best Boy Grip
DJ Holman - Grip | Hye Young Ra - Grip | Jojo Staromana - Grip
Yorick Moran - Dolly Grip | Josh Ratti - Swing
Hector Velasquez - Key PA | Andre Hurtado - PA
Andrew Naranjo - BTS Still Photographer | Calvin Hite - BTS Videographer
Mickey Hao - Production Sound Mixer | Nathan Arellano - Boom Operator
Dylan Naber - Sound Editor | Nathan Arellano - Sound Editor
Oscar Vasquez - Editor | Jacob Martin - Editor
Chris Woodland - DIT | Micah Moore- Post Producer
Chloe Benz - Production Designer
Emily Gallagher - Art Director | Athena Rethis - Set Dresser
Hunter Hawkins - Costume Designer | Benjamin Nelson - Prop Master
Maren Elardo - Wardrobe Supervisor | Connor Barlow - FX Makeup
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT
Buy the Official Merchandise for Union Avenue!
FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Every donation will make a difference and helps this film tremendously. Thank you!
We appreciate the support! You will receive a Social Media Shoutout on our Instagram page: @unionavenue
With this tier, you will receive access to the digital art such as posters, title cards, and storyboards. (Includes all previous levels).
With this tier, you will have early access to all our behind-the-scenes content! From photos of our production to our official behind-the-scenes video, you will get it all! (Includes all previous levels)
With this level, you will receive a personalized thank you video from a crew member of your choice. (Includes all previous levels)
Your name will be included in the "Special Thanks" section of our film's end credits. (Includes all previous levels)
Signed posters, merchandise such as clothing and key chains. (Includes all previous levels)
As an important member of our filmmaking process, you will be listed as an Executive Producer in our film's end credits. We can not thank you enough for supporting our film! Thank you so much for your generosity! (Includes all previous levels)