FELLOWSHIP | THE FILM
The Bromont Program fosters the dual transformative potential of filmmaking, both in how it changes the people who craft the film, and how it influences the hearts of those who view it.
Six fellows will receive housing and other living necessities, while undergoing intensive film industry training, along with valuable life skill mentorship in areas such as finance, and etiquette.
"Bromont" the film is a coming-of-age feature about what it's really like after incarceration. It will be written, produced, and acted by the formerly incarcerated.
The typical challenges that come with re-entry make it hard to get ahead. By providing vital necessities like housing and food, fellows can focus on the program.
Fellows will gain experience working on every aspect of this film-From writing and
pre-production, to acting, crew work, post production, business and promotion.
The structure of this fellowship is conducive to long-term change; Upon completion fellows will be pitching original ideas to industry insiders, they will have gained valuable filmmaking experience, and they will be equipped with the necessary tools to succeed in life.
"Bromont" will be the first authentic film narrative about the formerly incarcerated. It presents an authentic and complete story about what it means to be
re-entering society after release.
THE HEALING THAT COMES WITH TELLING ONE'S OWN STORY IS PROFOUND. THE DUAL IMPACT OF THE FELLOWSHIP, WHEN PAIRED WITH THIS FILM, IS THAT IT IS TRANSFORMATIVE NOT ONLY TO THE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE CREATING IT, BUT THAT IT ALSO FUNDAMENTALLY SHIFTS THE DIALOGUE ABOUT THOSE IMPACTED BY THE SOCIAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. THERE IS NO OTHER PROGRAM OF IT'S KIND.