by Jen Araki on June 9th, 2015

See you in Downtown LA next week?

Ty and Alex

As summer fast approaches the We Gotta Get Out of Here team has been working away getting the film from the rough cut stage into the fine cut and soon— picture lock. The team has been working with editor Kevin Jones for nearly six months and recently held several rough cut screenings with an audience.  The feedback has been incredibly helpful with the process and we’re excited about how it continues to unfold. We’re grateful for the continuous support we receive from our community. We are aiming to have the film completed in time to hit festival deadlines this fall!

In the midst of this, we have an exciting development to announce: WGGOOH has partnered with John Malpede and his organization, Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) which is currently running an ongoing pop-up museum in Downtown LA that addresses the history of skid row and its residents.

On June 19 at 7 pm, we will be at the pop-up museum (440 S Broadway, Mezzanine level) to show a short clip of the film and participate in a community dialogue about the foster care system and the challenges facing foster youth as reach adulthood. Directors Jen Araki and Brook Whitmore will be joined by three amazing kids from the film: Ty, Benson, and Tiffany. The event is free and we hope to see you all there.

Thank you all for the support throughout this journey. We feel so fortunate for all of the good will that has come our way and cannot wait to share the film with everyone. It’s hard to believe that on June 13, it will have been two years since our first shoot date!

Hope to see you all June 19!

-We Gotta Get Out of Here Team