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Project of the Day: Film about Pulitzer Finalist Photographer

Project of the Day: Film about Pulitzer Finalist Photographer

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Hondros: A Life in Frames

Tweetable Logline:

A documentary about the life & career of award-winning war photographer Chris Hondros, who was killed in Libya in 2011.


Elevator Pitch:

Chris Hondros, a two-time finalist for the
Pulitzer Prize, covered practically every major conflict since the late
1990s. Known as much for his compassion and humanity as for his
photography, Chris died covering the Arab Spring in Libya. What many
don’t know about Chris are the behind-the-scenes stories of some of his
most famous photographs in which he impacted the lives of his subjects
in ways that have nothing to do with a camera. This film retraces his
steps around the globe to tell those stories and offer a deeper insight
into one of the world’s greatest conflict photojournalists.

Production Team:

Director/Producer: Greg Campbell — Award winning journalist and
bestselling author of “Blood Diamonds” (the inspiration for the 2006
movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio) and other nonfiction books, Greg
Campbell was Chris Hondros’s best friend since high school. They worked
together in dangerous situations in Kosovo, Nigeria and Sierra Leone,
and Greg reported from Chris’s side in Libya just a week before Chris
was killed.

Producer: Daniel Junge — Daniel is an Oscar-winning documentary
director whose film “Saving Face” won the 2012 Academy Award for Best
Short Documentary. “Saving Face” is also nominated for five Emmy Awards.
Daniel worked in Liberia with photographer Tim Hetherington, who was
killed alongside Chris Hondros in Libya.

Celebrity Advocate — Golden Globe-winning actress Jamie Lee Curtis was
touched by Chris’s work in Iraq and deeply affected by his death. She
offers narration and financial and moral support, as well as being our
biggest cheerleader in Hollywood.

About the Production:

“As Chris’s best friend who knew him both professionally and
personally, I’m compelled to tell his story in a way that bridges those
two aspects of his life. Most people know Chris through his work as a
dedicated conflict photographer, but even some of his close friends —
including me — don’t know about the life-changing impacts he had on
some of the people he photographed. More than just a tribute, this film
is a journey to discover just how far-ranging Chris’s impacts were. I
feel like everything I’ve done in my life been in preparation to telling
his story.” — Greg Campbell

Current Status:

Pre-production.

For more information and to support this project:

Film Website
Kickstarter Page (campaign already completed and successful)

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