America's Most Unwanted took 6 years to create from idea to final edit. We interviewd more than 15 foster youth and at least 12 adult supporters to culminate in this final film featuring 3 current foster youth and 2 alumni with one political advocate, California Senator, Mark Leno.
Along the way, we are grateful to our 250 IndieGoGo crowd fund supporters and numerous grant makers:
Horizons Foundation with funds from Wallace & Frances Gerbode Foundation
Open Meadows Foundation
The Sacramento International LGBTQ Film Festival Completion Funds Grant
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, San Francisco Chapter
The Queer Cultural Center's Creating Community Grant with funds from Zellerbach Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
OUR GRACIOUS CROWDFUNDING BACKERS Helped us raise $7500 in 30 days to distribute the film to foster homes!
Lee Schroeder & Jules Tortolani
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