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Project of the Day: Film about Pulitzer Finalist Photographer

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire August 22, 2013 at 10:01AM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. "Hondros: A Life in Frames" Tweetable Logline:
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Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"Hondros: A Life in Frames"

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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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