Gathering Storm
2020 Local Heroes Documentary Edition
Funded

Gathering Storm

Following Jasper Place Wellness Centre as they aim to bring innovation to the affordable housing crisis in Edmonton.

Length30:00
GenreDocumentary

Pitch video

Synopsis

Over 20,000 people experience some form of homelessness in Edmonton, AB. This summer, that problem was placed in a pressure cooker as the pandemic forced thousands of those people out of shelters and into a socially distanced, community run camp in the river valley. Now, winter is looming on the horizon, in one of the coldest cities on the continent. Gathering Storm is the story of a small community organization called Jasper Place, and their journey to change the face of affordable housing in a moment when it’s never mattered more. It’s about a group of people trying to maintain the humanity of our most vulnerable populations during the most turbulent time in recent history. It’s about compassion in the face of chaos.


Production

Interview Roster

Janice Ward
Janice Ward

Long time community member, experienced homelessness most of her childhood and adult life.

Murray Soroka
Murray Soroka

Jasper Place Wellness Centre's Founder and CEO

Steve Hughes
Steve Hughes

Simitu Director - Simitu is Jasper Place Wellness Centre's development and construction company that will be building Glenwood Homes.

Bretton Hammond
Bretton Hammond

Redemptive Developments Director - Redemptive Developments is Jasper Place Wellness Centre's social purpose business division.

Ashley Bouchard
Ashley Bouchard

Food4Good manager - Food4Good is Jasper Place Wellness Centre's community food security division.

Joel Frost
Joel Frost

A community lead at camp Pekiwewin. Joel will bring awareness into what goes on behind the scenes of a frontline member in helping out the community.

Taylor Soroka
Taylor Soroka

Co-Founder and Marketing Manager of Jasper Place Wellness Centre.

Production Design

This style will be used throughout our film to follow our main subjects and establish an intimate connection.
These impromptu interviews while on location will mainly be lit with natural light. It will also ease us into other talking points rather than breaking frame and going to another location.