Film Workshop Teaches Movie Making To Adults With Developmental Disabilities

Actor/producer/director Joey Travolta s taking his talents and using them to help others. Through his new project, Inclusion Films Practical Workshops, he aims to teach adults with developmental disabilities the skills that come with acting and producing a film in order to bolster their confidence and self-worth and give them real-life skills they can use in the real world while chasing a career.


"We teach technical skills, life skills, and social skills through the art of filmmaking," said Joey. "This program is a village; it's a family. We're doing something good here."

This vocational program is to provide special needs adults with entry-level working experience that they can take into the film industry or any career they want to follow. Students go beyond the classroom-- they build the sets, edit the footage, act in scenes. They are involved in every aspect of filmmaking and have the opportunity to become more independent, self-confident, and well-rounded individuals.

"Before I did an Inclusion Films project, I didn't really believe in myself," said Elliot Schneider, a student in the program. "I was always told I wouldn't be able to do things by myself. But here, I was actually able to do things and I did them all by myself. It felt great!"

We sat down with Joey Travolta to learn more about his story, uncover how he started his mission, and what Inclusion Films aims to accomplish with all of their employees from pitch to post. We also learn the stories of two students in the program and hear more about the progress they have made while in the program.

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This HooplaHa Original was produced by Inclusion Films and their workshop students. Want more HooplaHa Originals? Check out our YouTube channel -- and don't forget to smile!

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In October 2015, Brian Steorts created Flags of Valor, a veteran owned and operated business that creates wooden American flag artwork. Having all served in combat, Brian and his team (many of which were injured in combat although Brian had a non combat injury) are creating these flags with a different perspective on what it means to be American.

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Tim Tebow's Night To Shine

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A Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older. Collaborating with STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way, a Night to Shine which is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, is held at the spectacular Grace Community Church in New Canaan, Connecticut.

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After retiring from being a racehorse, Metro seemed to be nearing the end of his life. Born with a knee a problem that was the cause of his career's end, he could have been put to sleep. Luckily, Ron Krajewski, an artist from Gettysburg, PA, and his wife, Wendy, adopted him.

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The only good part of a hospital stay is the end of it – the moment you go through the doors and know you are heading home. As stressful as this can be for an adult, it is exponentially worse for a young child. Ella Casano was one of those kids suddenly plucked out of normal life by an unpronounceable diagnosis and thrust into a daily routine of painful treatment, fear-stricken parents and the prospect of long periods away from home. Though she was really scared, she saw her situation from a kid's "how do I beat this" perspective and envisioned something that could make the experience just a little bit easier for herself and others like her.

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Caly Bevier has overcome the odds, and ovarian cancer, to become a pop music star. While her artistic family has helped launch her music career, she has never lost touch with another family that is very close to her heart – cancer survivors. In this episode of Caly on the Good, we follow Caly to Houston, Texas where she will participate in the "End Cancer Night" event hosted by the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer (MLS) by singing at halftime and being with others facing cancer.

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** OGTV's second GOOD STORY of the week highlights a determined and creative family whose Down Syndrome baby has now inspired a clothing line that supports families with special needs kids. **

Eric and Michelle Sullivan found out at the 20-week ultrasound that their baby had many of the signs of Down Syndrome. A few weeks later the blood test confirmed it.

Despite several serious medical issues, their son Eli pulled through and began growing and putting on weight. Michelle, a photographer with a creative streak, started looking around for fun and inspiring clothes for him, including those with awareness messages but didn't find a style she liked. This was the seed that led her to create "Littlest Warrior Apparel."

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3rd Generation Family Farm is Bustling Community Hub - South Mountain Creamery

** OGTV celebrates National Dairy Month with this story about a family that has been farming the same land for 3 generations and now has the first on farm dairy processing plant in Maryland that home delivers their own milk, yogurt, and ice cream. **

The Sowers family has been farming in Middletown, Maryland for almost 40 years and in all that time their philosophy has never changed - producing and delivering products that you can put on your table and feel good about. Fresh. Produced responsibly. Wholesome and nutritious.

Randy and Karen Sowers started farming in 1981. They rented the land and took out a loan to buy 100 cows. By 1987, they had purchased the home farm of 100 acres. By 2001, they had their own on farm-dairy processing plant, the first in Maryland. Today, three generations of the Sowers family (Randy and Karen's kids, Abby and Ben, and their spouses and children) owns and operates 2,200 acres, with 550 milking cows, over 100 beef cattle, and 16,000 laying chickens.

The Sowers have grown their little family farm, which employees over 75 people, into a centerpiece where people can gather and experience how an authentic, functioning farm really works. They host events like carnivals and tours of the farm, and rent out their space for community events. "South Mountain Creamery being part of the community, I call it 'Grass Roots'", Ben explains. "We want to show how we care about our animals, what we do it for and that's why we open ourselves up. We want to show the good and the bad."

They bottle their own milk, they make their own butter, yogurt, and ice cream and deliver farm fresh ingredients right to your front door, just like the milkmen used to do in the olden days. They also supply their farm fresh ingredients to local restaurants, bakeries, butchers, shops, and retail outlets.

The family is happy to be stewards of the land and are proud of being one of the top charitable donation organizations in the area. "We love to get people to come. We get 30,000 people a year here and we get to teach each and every one of them what agriculture is all about." Giving back to their community is one of the most important things they do.

Watch how South Mountain Creamery started from a small 2 person farm and grew over the years through hard work and family dedication, into a large prosperous family run business that the surrounding community knows and loves.

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