A Place Called Home

Update posted by Sherry Kelly On Aug 17, 2016

Honored and delighted to be interviewed by PunkOut.org! Check it out - http://bit.ly/2b1yhMd.

Punk Out, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, is dedicated to leveraging the influence and power of the alternative music scene (and a small indie film) to raise awareness of, and put an end to, LGBT youth homelessness.



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Update posted by Sherry Kelly On Aug 12, 2016

A heartfelt thank you to Lainey Millen, Jim Yarbrough and everyone at *QNotes for the wonderful *article featuring A Place Called Home. I am deeply grateful for your tremendous support.

*http://goqnotes.com/46472/youth-film-highlights-ho...

*QNotes, an LGBT arts, entertainment and news publication based in Charlotte, NC, is the largest print publication serving the LGBT community in the Southeast.

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Update posted by Sherry Kelly On Jul 31, 2016

I can't thank West End Residences enough for their very kind words.

You guys are the epitome of generosity and selflessness.

Thanks, again!

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Update posted by Sherry Kelly On Jul 31, 2016

#Grateful for your wonderful words of encouragement!

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Update posted by Sherry Kelly On Jul 31, 2016

Your donation to our campaign was deeply appreciated.

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Update posted by Sherry Kelly On Jul 27, 2016

A Place Called Home was featured in the Stonewall Gazette - http://bit.ly/2aaJcWi!!

Check it out!

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Update posted by Sherry Kelly On Jun 24, 2016

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Update posted by Sherry Kelly On Jun 24, 2016

Nearly half of homeless youth are LGBT. They are faceless, nameless and completely marginalized.

Please help us tell an incredible story that will bring attention to these kids. Donate today and be a part of the solution.




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Update posted by Sherry Kelly On Jun 24, 2016

We are deeply appreciative! The entire post follows:

Unconditional love – love without conditions – is what they say a parent has for their child the moment it is born.”That is not only a short bit of dialogue from my independent film, A Place Called Home, it is also what we all take for granted. To us, our parents loving us no matter what is a given. But is it?

“But one day, you find the courage to tell them who you really are. And that unconditional love – that love without conditions disappears.” Sadly, this is more than dialogue from A Place Called Home. You see, unconditional love isn’t the reality for way too many LGBT kids.

Not for the 1 in 4 LGBT kids who will become homeless the day they come out to their families – over 700,000 experience homelessness each year.

Not for the 1500 who commit suicide each year (a conservative estimate).

Not for the 58.7% who will be sexually victimized.

Not for those who will turn to survival sex for a place to sleep at night rather than risk being abused at shelters even by the shelter staff.

This is their reality. A reality where 1 homeless LGBT youth dies in the streets every 4 hours. 6 die every day from lack of shelter, lack of healthcare, lack of food and street violence.

These kids suffer in plain sight – faceless, nameless and completely marginalized ­ without hope or self-esteem. They are, unfortunately, mere statistics on a page.

But, they aren’t just statistics. They are children who have been thrown away by their families, friends, churches and society in general and who live lives of complete lack. They are also the catalyst of A Place Called Home, a deeply moving coming ­of­ age drama about Ally, an All­ American girl, who struggles to accept her sexuality and ends up fighting for her life in more ways than one.

A Place Called Home is unique in its storytelling ­ brutal in its honesty yet told with compassion. It is a film committed to bringing attention and meaningful change to the harsh reality of the lives of homeless LGBT kids – to bring to life the hardships they endure as only a film can. I once read “A film alone won’t change the world, but a lot of good can come out of it.”, a good that can change people’s hearts and minds. An article in Variety entitled Why More LGBT­ Rights Stories Need to Be Brought to the Screen summed it up best: “It is also about touching their hearts. And, that’s what happens when people see the stories of LGBT people reflected on their television screens and in movie theaters.”

The story of Ally will make you laugh, cry and, at times, infuriate you sparking an open and honest debate helping to bring about the much needed change homeless LGBT kids deserve.

But, I can’t do it without you. I need your help to make this film with a purpose a reality. To that end, I am crowdfunding and would appreciate your help. The funds raised will go towards production, production, casting, crew, equipment, wardrobe, production design and marketing/pr – all of the things it takes to make a movie.

I am inviting you to make contributions ranging from $5.00 to $1,000, and you won’t walk away empty handed. You will receive thank you gifts ranging from a Tweet­out for a $5 contribution to an unforgettable dinner with the Producer, Director & a cast member plus a whole day on set for a $1000 contribution. As a special incentive, the first five donors at the $1000 level will have small speaking parts and become an Actor for a day in a real Hollywood movie.

Most importantly, not only will you receive wonderful gifts, you will be an integral part of something that couldn’t have been done without you as well as be a catalyst for great social change!

To become a part of this incredible story, please click here which is easy, safe, and secure.




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Update posted by Sherry Kelly On Jun 24, 2016

Meredith Happy

Meredith is from California and a student at Wake Forest University in North Carolina where she is a political science major.

An advocate for social justice issues, Meredith plans a career in public policy making.

Alecia Richards

Alecia, a South Florida native, currently double majors in political science and journalism at Northwestern University.

She has a strong interest in social justice issues, including but not limited to gender, racial & lgbt inequality and homelessness.

Alecia plans a career as a broadcast journalist and will focus on advocating for marginalized and underprivileged groups.


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A TweetOut and A Digital download of A Place Called Home.

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All of the above plus A Final Shooting Script (Digital) and an Autographed 8x10 Cast Photo

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All of the above plus - A private link to TOP SECRET Production Information including the Casting Process, Pre-Production Updates, Cast Rehearsals, Shot Lists etc. • A first look preview of Trailers and Teasers • 5 signed productions stills for A Place Called Home • A digital film story board

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All of the above plus - Be an extra in A Place Called Home (subject to your availability – travel and accommodations not included)

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All of the above plus - 2 tickets for you and a guest to the Wrap Party (travel and accommodations not included). • The first 10 donors at this level can conduct an interview with the cast and/or director. Interviews will be posted on our site and used for publicity purposes. (subject to your availability – travel and accommodations not included).

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All of the above plus - The first donor at this level will have a small speaking role in A Place Called Home (travel and accommodations not included) - The first 10 donors at this level will receive 2 tickets to the Premiere (travel and accommodations not included).

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All of the above plus - You will be listed as an HONORARY EXECUTIVE PRODUCER in the closing film credits AND on the website. • The opportunity to spend a full day on set (producer’s choice and based on your availability – travel not included). • An unforgettable dinner with the Producer, Director and a cast member in Los Angeles or NYC (travel and accommodations not included).

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Backed with $25.00 On Jul 29, 2016

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Good luck! Shellie Blum Backed with $10.00

Sherry Kelly

Posted On May 06, 2016

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This is an important cause to me, and hope to someday have a home large enough to foster teens who are in of a welcoming accepting loving home! Samantha Mauermeyer Backed with $10.00

Sherry Kelly

Posted On May 06, 2016

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Thank you, Hilary and the South Shropshire Green Party (UK) for supporting and encouraging us! You are appreciated. Sherry Kelly

Sherry Kelly

Posted On May 06, 2016

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What an excellent and important project and we wish you success ! On behalf of South Shropshire Green Party (UK) Hilary Wendt Backed with $10.00

Sherry Kelly

Posted On May 06, 2016

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