"Know How" - Official Trailer
"Know How," the first-ever, feature film written and acted by youth in foster care. Their lives. Their stories. Their voices. Directed by Juan Carlos Piñeiro Escoriaza. It stars Joshua Elijah Adams, Deshawn Brown, Niquana Clark, Michael Kareem Dew, Gabrielle Garcia, Ainsley Henry, Gilbert Howard, Lee Jimenez, Claribelle Pagan, and Ebonee Simpson.
A film written and acted by foster care youth ripped from the stories of their lives. Five youth’s worlds interweave as they confront loss, heartbreak, and come of age in this tale about transience and perseverance. Addie struggles to graduate from high school while her best friend Marie loses her grandmother. Megan copes with being taken from her abusive family and faces the harsh reality of living in a residential treatment center. All the while Eva works to be mother to her sister while their father falls deeper into a crack addiction. Finally, there’s Austin who’s living on the street with his brother; barely able to feed himself. All of them must decide to survive or else fall victim to a broken system.
We’re aiming to get 10,000 views of our KNOW HOW TRAILER before our World Premiere on March 8th! We already have 1,246 in one day!
If you have the time, can you share our trailer and get five of your friends to watch it?
I know we can do it (because my friends are awesome and so are yours!) and take our film one step further toward changing the future of foster care!
A FILM THAT TELLS THE NARRATIVE OF THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE. LIKE CAN WE SIGNAL BOOSTS THE FUCK OUTTA THIS PLEASE?!
This looks great
Thank you to everyone who has watched, shared, and helped us get to 2,000+ views in two days!
Please continue to share this and help us get to 10,000 views by March 8th!
Our world premiere will be in San Jose, California. If you or anyone you know is in the San Jose area, encourage them to go see the film!
We are working on getting more movie screenings set up in other cities.
In the meantime, if you want to buy tickets to see the film, click this link: http://payments.cinequest.org/websales/mobile/info.aspx?evtinfo=19603%7e78899376-35a9-4153-8303-e1557be2dc32&epguid=70d8e056-fa45-4221-9cc7-b6dc88f62c98&!
As someone who was in foster care for many years, being able to do this film has been life changing and such an honor. Honestly, as cool as it is to be in this film. What I want more than anything is to change the foster care system.
So please please continue to signal boost this trailer. Help us share our stories with the world. Help us help other youth in the foster care system and let them know they’re not alone. Help us change this fucked up system.