Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Venice Families Needed!

Back to school! Back to business! And that means we're shifting into high gear with 90291: VENICE UNZIPPED. Everyone is coming back from Summer holidays and lazy days, and we're making a BIG casting push to find the right families to tell their stories about living in Venice within different income brackets - and the time is now, as we're about to commence filming this month.

You've probably seen the flyers up all over town ... We still need a lower income/possibly homeless family, a middle class (whatever that means anymore, and that is part of what we're exploring), and a wealthy 1% type family, all sharing the same community. We'd like them all to have kids, and now that school is back in session, to see how they different backgrounds affect the young ones as well.

Ideally, the families would love Venice like we do, understand how special this place is, and want to live here for that reason. Venice is a creative vortex, so really, may the best background stories win!

Income inequality is really THE topic of our times, in my opinion, and obviously contributes to the vast homeless crisis that Los Angeles as a whole is currently embroiled in. We want to hear from real Venice people, and hopefully come up with solutions together.

Please helps us find the very best families to represent our Venice ... and then look for the stories to be told on the big screen when 90291: VENICE UNZIPPED hits theaters near you!

Please contact with any suggestions and/or for more information.


Flyer info:

Do you (or anyone you know) live in Venice? Do you have an interesting story to tell? Do you know a family who might be interested in participating in a provocative feature documentary 90291: VENICE UNZIPPED about our growing income divide in Venice and America? Please contact for more info, and please fill out the casting questionnaire here:

Award-winning filmmakers are searching for three families to profile in their film - one homeless, one middle class, and one wealthy who all live in the Venice CA 90291 zip code.

• looking for families with unique/ unusual stories
• diverse backgrounds a plus
• families must live in Venice CA
• families should have one child under the age of 18
• filming begins late Sept onwards
• filming will take place intermittently over the next year
• project will require approx 4-5 days total of filming (1 day every couple months)

The documentary's point-of-view is investigative, fact-based, and compassionate. We are long-time Venice residents and will be extremely conscientious of people’s space and time! We want to humanize and personalize the struggles, challenges, and joys of three diverse families who share the same 90291 Venice zip code.

Link to a “sizzle” video about the project is here:

Thank you for your support & please spread the word!
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