Greetings! I’m writing on behalf of the team behind the new feature documentary film, Sam Now, directed by Reed Harkness. We were invited to join this community and share a bit about the film’s upcoming release in theaters and on PBS this spring. We are hoping to connect audiences of the film with resources and recommendations from this community. Filmed over 3 decades, Sam Now offers a rare chance to follow the real life story of young brothers as they navigate intergenerational trauma, and pursue healing through creative expression.
A bit more about the film: What happens when a boy and his brother go on a road trip in search of their missing mom? Filming on nearly every camera format imaginable over a 25-year period, from hand-developed Super 8 film to Arri 4K, Sam Harkness and his older half brother Reed employ their creative world of fiction filmmaking to dive headfirst into dealing with the issue at hand: Sam’s mom is missing. Sam’s wetsuit and mask wearing alter ego, the Blue Panther, bounds into frame with youthful energy and a heroic spirit of adventure. But can the Blue Panther save the day? Solving the mystery of Sam’s mother’s disappearance is only the beginning of their story. Learn more about Sam Now and watch the trailer on the website.
As the film comes to theaters next month and PBS this May, we are eager to connect with local ACEs initiatives to provide audiences with resources, support and deeper engagement with this movement. If your PACEs community would be interested in learning more about partnership opportunities around Sam Now, we’d love to connect. Email impact producer Alice Quinlan (me!) at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form to connect with our team. Please feel free to share this message with anyone you think might connect with this story or have resources to share with our audiences.