Director: Steve Hoover Screenwriters: Steve Hoover, Tyson VanSkiver, Phinehas Hodges Executive Producers: Leigh Blake, John Carlin, Steve Hoover, Kathy Dziubek, Michael Killen, Jim Kreitzburg Producer: Danny Yourd Cinematographer: John Pope Editor: Steve Hoover Original Music: Danny Bracken, A.J. Hochhalter, Keith Kenniff, Joseph Minadeo, Wytold Cast: Rocky Braat
GRAND JURY PRIZE WINNER 2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER 2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
Rocky went to India as a disillusioned tourist. When he met a group of children with HIV, he decided to stay and devote his life to them. This unmistakable power of love is celebrated in this story of one man’s decision to move to India and restart his life among the dispossessed. "Rocky Anna" (as the children living at an orphanage for those infected with HIV call him which means 'brother') was dissatisfied with his life in America. Having grown up without a close-knit family of his own, he found his calling living and working with kids in need. Unlike others who simply passed through their lives, Rocky stayed, dedicating himself to their health and well-being. Despite formidable challenges, his playful spirit and determination in the face of despair proves to be an invaluable resource.
Steve Hoover Steve Hoover has been directing commercials and music videos for the past six years. His work has been shown on virtually every media outlet, and has amassed over 100 million Youtube views. Steve is a director at Animal, a production and VFX facility in Pittsburgh, PA. This is his first feature film.
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GOOD KARMA $1
U.S.A., 2012, 14 mins, Color
Directors: Jason Berger, Amy Laslett
"Good Karma $1" is a short documentary that explores acclaimed ad-guru Alex Bogusky's fascination with collecting homeless signs. What starts out as a project to understand the world's simplest form of communication turns into a lesson of generosity.