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.

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Film Website
Kickstarter Page (campaign already completed and successful)

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Comments

Michael Fox

Definitely want to see the movie

Laura Solway

Sounds interesting. I would enjoy seeing the film.

Laura Solway

Sounds interesting. I would enjoy seeing the film.

Laura Solway

Sounds interesting. I would enjoy seeing the film.

Richard Currin

Please pick this film and allow Chris's work and legacy to endure.

Richard Currin

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Richard Currin

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Richard Currin

Please pick this film and allow Chris's work and legacy to endure.

Richard Currin

Please pick this film and allow Chris's work and legacy to endure.

Richard Currin

Please pick this film and allow Chris's work and legacy to endure.

Richard Currin

Please pick this film and allow Chris's work and legacy to endure.

Richard Currin

Please pick this film and allow Chris's work and legacy to endure.

Richard Currin

Please pick this film and allow Chris's work and legacy to endure.

Richard Currin

Please pick this film and allow Chris's work and legacy to endure.

Richard Currin

Please pick this film and allow Chris's work and legacy to endure.

Richard Currin

Please pick this film and allow Chris's work and legacy to endure.

Richard Currin

Please pick this film and allow Chris's work and legacy to endure.

Richard Currin

Please pick this film and allow Chris's work and legacy to endure.

Richard Currin

Please pick this film and allow Chris's work and legacy to endure.

Richard Currin

Please pick this film and allow Chris's work and legacy to endure.

Richard Currin

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Richard Currin

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Janice Fraley

Chris was a very dedicated photographer who spent his life informing us through pictures. Please make this your film of the year.

Janice Fraley

Chris was a very dedicated photographer who spent his life informing us through pictures. Please make this your film of the year.

Angela Smoke

Chris' dedicated his life to making sure we were informed through pictures.

I vote that this film be your film of the year.

Angela Smoke

Chris' dedicated his life to making sure we were informed through pictures.

I vote that this film be your film of the year.

Angela Smoke

Chris' dedicated his life to making sure we were informed through pictures.

I vote that this film be your film of the year.

Angela Smoke

Chris' dedicated his life to making sure we were informed through pictures.

I vote that this film be your film of the year.

Angela Smoke

Chris' dedicated his life to making sure we were informed through pictures.

I vote that this film be your film of the year.

Angela Smoke

Chris' dedicated his life to making sure we were informed through pictures.

I vote that this film be your film of the year.

Angela Smoke

Chris' dedicated his life to making sure we were informed through pictures.

I vote that this film be your film of the year.

Debra Murphy

Please put this as a winner for the Tribecca Festival.

A life is th most anyone could give for their job, so Chris paid the ultimate price. He gave of his soul to his job and not just for personal gain, but to help others see the plight of the world in war torn situations.

Debra Murphy

Please put this as a winner for the Tribecca Festival.

A life is th most anyone could give for their job, so Chris paid the ultimate price. He gave of his soul to his job and not just for personal gain, but to help others see the plight of the world in war torn situations.

Debra Murphy

Please put this as a winner for the Tribecca Festival.

A life is th most anyone could give for their job, so Chris paid the ultimate price. He gave of his soul to his job and not just for personal gain, but to help others see the plight of the world in war torn situations.

Debra Murphy

Please put this as a winner for the Tribecca Festival.

I know of Chris and his life through his brother. so, for us this is personal

Debra Murphy

Please put this as a winner for the Tribecca Festival.

I know of Chris and his life through his brother. so, for us this is personal

Debra Murphy

Please put this as a winner.

Debra Murphy

Please put this as a winner.

Sharon Luba

Beautiful story by a beautiful human being. This movie needs to be in the Tribecca Festival.

Sharon Luba

Beautiful story by a beautiful human being. This movie needs to be in the Tribecca Festival.

Natalie Marinzel

To be passionate about your career is admirable, to give your life for it is the ultimate gift. This documentary about the life of Chris Hondros, narrated and shared by his best friend, Greg Campbell, should be exalted not only because of Chris' sacrifice, but be acclaimed for the "behind the scenes" intense "living one's dream" that Chris achieved but was abruptly halted by his untimely death. The world should see this documentary for what it is – excellence on so many levels.

Natalie Marinzel

To be passionate about your career is admirable, to give your life for it is the ultimate gift. This documentary about the life of Chris Hondros, narrated and shared by his best friend, Greg Campbell, should be exalted not only because of Chris' sacrifice, but be acclaimed for the "behind the scenes" intense "living one's dream" that Chris achieved but was abruptly halted by his untimely death. The world should see this documentary for what it is – excellence on so many levels.

Natalie Marinzel

To be passionate about your career is admirable, to give your life for it is the ultimate gift. This documentary about the life of Chris Hondros, narrated and shared by his best friend, Greg Campbell, should be exalted not only because of Chris' sacrifice, but be acclaimed for the "behind the scenes" intense "living one's dream" that Chris achieved but was abruptly halted by his untimely death. The world should see this documentary for what it is – excellence on so many levels.

Natalie Marinzel

To be passionate about your career is admirable, to give your life for it is the ultimate gift. This documentary about the life of Chris Hondros, narrated and shared by his best friend, Greg Campbell, should be exalted not only because of Chris' sacrifice, but be acclaimed for the "behind the scenes" intense "living one's dream" that Chris achieved but was abruptly halted by his untimely death. The world should see this documentary for what it is – excellence on so many levels.

Natalie Marinzel

To be passionate about your career is admirable, to give your life for it is the ultimate gift. This documentary about the life of Chris Hondros, narrated and shared by his best friend, Greg Campbell, should be exalted not only because of Chris' sacrifice, but be acclaimed for the "behind the scenes" intense "living one's dream" that Chris achieved but was abruptly halted by his untimely death. The world should see this documentary for what it is – excellence on so many levels.

Kevin McCloy

Chris touched so many lives in so many deep ways, and this film is the medium by which the world should and can know about him. Please make this your film of the year.

Kevin McCloy

Chris touched so many lives in so many deep ways, and this film is the medium by which the world should and can know about him. Please make this your film of the year.

Kevin McCloy

Chris touched so many lives in so many deep ways, and this film is the medium by which the world should and can know about him. Please make this your film of the year.

Kevin McCloy

Chris touched so many lives in so many deep ways, and this film is the medium by which the world should and can know about him. Please make this your film of the year.

Kevin McCloy

Chris touched so many lives in so many deep ways, and this film is the medium by which the world should and can know about him. Please make this your film of the year.

Kevin McCloy

Chris touched so many lives in so many deep ways, and this film is the medium by which the world should and can know about him. Please make this your film of the year.

Kevin McCloy

Chris touched so many lives in so many deep ways, and this film is the medium by which the world should and can know about him. Please make this your film of the year.

Kevin McCloy

Chris touched so many lives in so many deep ways, and this film is the medium by which the world should and can know about him. Please make this your film of the year.

Kevin McCloy

Chris touched so many lives in so many deep ways, and this film is the medium by which the world should and can know about him. Please make this your film of the year.

Kevin McCloy

Chris touched so many lives in so many deep ways, and this film is the medium by which the world should and can know about him. Please make this your film of the year.

Natalie Marinzel

To be passionate about your career is admirable, to give your life for it is the ultimate gift. This documentary about the life of Chris Hondros, narrated and shared by his best friend, Greg Campbell, should be exalted not only because of Chris' sacrifice, but be acclaimed for the "behind the scenes" intense "living one's dream" that Chris achieved but was abruptly halted by his untimely death. The world should see this documentary for what it is – excellence on so many levels.

Natalie Marinzel

To be passionate about your career is admirable, to give your life for it is the ultimate gift. This documentary about the life of Chris Hondros, narrated and shared by his best friend, Greg Campbell, should be exalted not only because of Chris' sacrifice, but be acclaimed for the "behind the scenes" intense "living one's dream" that Chris achieved but was abruptly halted by his untimely death. The world should see this documentary for what it is – excellence on so many levels.

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Norman MacAfee

Chris Hondros did what many wanted to do, but few dared. He was an artist but also — it is hard to find the right term — a "man of action" is too trivializing, an "activist" too limiting. Let me say that he threw himself into the struggle to see and know and show what was censored. Americans would go along with unjust wars if they didn't know what was going on. But if they were shown the dead and wounded innocents, the little Iraqi girl suddenly orphaned by American soldiers, they would oppose the war.
–from "About Chris Hondros", Huffington Post, April 22, 2011

Norman MacAfee

Chris Hondros did what many wanted to do, but few dared. He was an artist but also — it is hard to find the right term — a "man of action" is too trivializing, an "activist" too limiting. Let me say that he threw himself into the struggle to see and know and show what was censored. Americans would go along with unjust wars if they didn't know what was going on. But if they were shown the dead and wounded innocents, the little Iraqi girl suddenly orphaned by American soldiers, they would oppose the war.
–from "About Chris Hondros", Huffington Post, April 22, 2011

Norman MacAfee

Chris Hondros did what many wanted to do, but few dared. He was an artist but also — it is hard to find the right term — a "man of action" is too trivializing, an "activist" too limiting. Let me say that he threw himself into the struggle to see and know and show what was censored. Americans would go along with unjust wars if they didn't know what was going on. But if they were shown the dead and wounded innocents, the little Iraqi girl suddenly orphaned by American soldiers, they would oppose the war.
–from "About Chris Hondros", Huffington Post, April 22, 2011

Norman MacAfee

Chris Hondros did what many wanted to do, but few dared. He was an artist but also — it is hard to find the right term — a "man of action" is too trivializing, an "activist" too limiting. Let me say that he threw himself into the struggle to see and know and show what was censored. Americans would go along with unjust wars if they didn't know what was going on. But if they were shown the dead and wounded innocents, the little Iraqi girl suddenly orphaned by American soldiers, they would oppose the war.
–from "About Chris Hondros", Huffington Post, April 22, 2011

won kyung Jang

We need to know truths.

David Dare Parker

Definitely THE film I want to see.

Ana Bianca Marin

They say time heals everything… they never said how much time was needed. We all lost (at least) a friend and a mentor, but hopefully this film can help "translate" some of Hondros' messages of life as a photojournalist and decent human being to those of us who are still touched by it… and I reckon that we are many.

Thank you so much to all of those involved. Thank you.

Frédéric

I hope this project will come to reality.
It is about a story of humanity.

H. H. Genoways

Hondros

Lynne Freehill

Hoping to see this documentary

Lucy

This looks fantastic, I'd love to see it.

hondros

A life too short…………We lost an incredible photographer.

Bob Grannan

Powerful and compelling. Chris was an incredible talent.

Temp

Cant wait to see it.

Temp

Cant wait to see it.

Mary Campbell

This project is so worthwhile and close to so many hearts across the world. Chris was a phenomenal photographer, humanitarian, and friend to people around the globe. He was also a mentor to many fellow photojournalist. His work speaks for itself, in the countless images of human tragedies and triumphs. Please vote for this film!

Anna Shum

Can't wait to see this documentary being made!

Susan Stimpson

We need more documentaries that perpetuate positive legacies.

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