About time! After using our travel2change winning trip money from the GOOD Maker challenge to return to Lima, Peru and finish principal photography, we’re thrilled to finally release the first official two-minute trailer for H.O.P.E. Was Here: A Volunteer Travel Documentary. Take a look here.
The film is set to be released in 2014. Unfortunately, the restrictions set forth by some film festivals prohibit us from making the movie available to the public before festival screenings. We’re still editing the film, and so we’ll be applying to festivals with fall submission deadlines and winter/spring festival dates. This means H.O.P.E. Was Here will be available in the winter or spring of 2014, contingent on the festivals we are accepted to.
Of course, if you’re a donor, we’ll be sure that you see the film before the public release date. This may be at a private screening, or via an exclusive private link. We know that this fall, there will be at least one private screening of H.O.P.E. Was Here, and that will be, of course, at Stonehill College!
The original music for this trailer, and the entire film, is scored by Argentinian composer Emilio D. Miler. The sound design and mixing is by Boston University MFA graduate Andrew Duncan Will. Hats off to these guys, who worked their tails off to make this trailer sound great.
Now, please excuse us while we hole up in a dark room the rest of the summer to finish this thing. By September, we hope to have an honest and perceptive film about volunteer travel, and what it means to do good.