Last summer, I was a counselor at Camp Hollywood HEART, a summer camp that provides arts education to kids impacted by HIV/AIDS. Unfortunately, the camp was sompletely destroyed as it lost its beautiful Malibu home to the Woolsey Fire. So now, thousands of campers no longer have a summer campsite. I'm helping to raise funds for a new camp by directing a short documentary called “Ruthie.” I started shooting it during the summer camp as part of the documentary filmmaking team. Posted here is the first cut of "Ruthie"...take a look. It's short and a work-in-progress, and I'll keep you updated. Also, the Hollywood Heart organization is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. My dad has been on the board for over 15 years so this charity and its summer camp are near and dear to me and my family's hearts. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation...any amount, big or small, will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Finn Gatins