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RAISING CAPITAL to support the production and distribution of this powerful film
Crowdfunding is way of raising money to finance projects and businesses. It enables fundraisers to collect money from a large number of people via online platforms. Crowdfunding is most often used by startup companies or growing businesses as a way of accessing alternative funds.
Untold Content Group, helmed by producer Joel M. Gonzales (The Long Game) have announced the launch of a crowdfunding campaign for their documentary, Thank You For Your Service: A Burn Pit Story. The campaign aims to raise capital to support the production and distribution of this powerful film, shedding light on the plight of veterans suffering from exposure to toxic burn pits during their service in Iraq and Afghanistan. The documentary is being produced Gonzales, CEO of Untold Content Group, and Hector Felix, who served as cinematographer. Co-Produced by Sovanna Mam and Kevin Flounlacker. “The crowdfunding campaign will provide an opportunity for audiences to contribute directly to the production of the film and be a part of this groundbreaking project,” said Latinheat.
Thank You For Your Service: A Burn Pit Story delves into the devastating consequences faced by military members who have been exposed to burn pits, which have been used to dispose of waste materials, a common practice during the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The inspiration behind the film comes from the founding of Burn Pits 360, a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the rights and well-being of veterans affected by burn pits. The organization was founded in honor of Army Captain Le Roy Torres, who served in the U.S. Army for 23 years, including a deployment to Balad, Iraq from 2007-2008, and his wife Rosie Torres, who are the driving force behind this initiative. Torres himself battles Constrictive Bronchiolitis and Toxic Brain Injury, both linked to exposure to burn pits during his service.
“The idea for Burn Pits 360 started on our kitchen table. We had not done anything like this before. We both wanted to be able to help military personnel, so they could get the medical care they so desperately need and deserve. From our humble beginnings with a single file cabinet from Office Depot all the way to Congress and standing next to President Joe Biden took five challenging years” said Rosie Torres.
“At Untold Content Group, we strive to bring social justice through the stories we tell. None more deserving than Rosie and Captain Le Roy Torres’s story. We want to put a spotlight not only in their triumph in Congress but also on the hundreds of thousands of military personnel who will benefit from knowing they are not alone” added producer Joel M. Gonzales.
The film will shed light on the long-lasting physical and mental health challenges faced by these brave individuals, emphasizing the need for better support and medical care.
Produced in association with Latin Heat
Edited by Judy J. Rotich and Newsdesk Manager
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