EVERYDAY HEROES



Everyday Heroes Film Collection

Credits@Wayne Schoenfeld

The EveryDay Heroes Collection is a 13 documentary film collection presenting intimate portraits of ordinary people living heroic lives, heroes who choose to make a difference, silently, every day. This collection shows viewers that humanity has no borders. Our heroes are all different from one another; they come from different countries and continents. They guide us through their cultures, through a world of change, neither black nor white, where everyone can contribute to a better future by their own way.


























Credits:

Director — Wayne Schoenfeld (Los Angeles)
Producer — Nadia Duguay (Montréal)
Executive Producer — Wayne Schoenfeld (Los Angeles)
Associate Producer — Maïlis Burgaud (Montréal)
Writer, editor, designer, narrator — Steve Komen (Hollywood)
Camera — Sam Rosenthal (Los Angeles)
Music — Les Productions le Bourdon (Montreal)
After Effect Artist — David Pircher & Jonathan Penzner (Los Angeles)


Everyday is a Gift


Credits@Wayne Schoenfeld





Portrait of caring in South Africa

Everyday is a Gift gives the viewer a glimpse of the daily life of a small caregivers army in the township of Grabouw . Those heroines, having neither comfort nor means, tend to soften the final moments of hundreds of children suffering from AIDS and other incurable diseases. Anonymous people among many others, they work in orphanages, hospitals, and at the bedsides of those in need. They work both in shantytowns and townships, using the only weapon they have against suffering: their hearts.

Credits:

Director — Wayne Schoenfeld (Los Angeles)
Producer — Nadia Duguay (Montreal)
Executive Producer — Wayne Schoenfeld (Los Angeles)
Associate Producer — Maïlis Burgaud (Montreal)
Writer, editor, designer — Steve Komen (Hollywood)
Unit Production Manager — Julika Kennaway (London)
Camera — Brian Uranovsky (Capetown)
Music
12 Apostolic Church (South Africa)
Bohale Ba Tlou Sotho Band (South Africa)
Morris & Young (Los Angeles)
Les Productions le Bourdon (Montreal)





Supported by
The International Documentary Association (IDA)


In the Shadow of Shangri-La

Credits@Wayne Schoenfeld


Shot in Nepal in February 2008 during a mission organized by Exeko. this film is the second documentary from the Everyday Heroes Film Collection, presenting heroes fighting for children rights, freedom and care in Nepal. They are clowns, surgeons, monks, artists, organizers... being a part of social change, giving hope behind poverty and despair.

Credits:

Director — Wayne Schoenfeld (Los Angeles)
Producer — Nadia Duguay (Montréal)
Executive Producer — Wayne Schoenfeld (Los Angeles)
Associate Producer — Maïlis Burgaud (Montréal)
Writer, editor, narrator — Steve Komen (Hollywood)
Camera — Sam Rosenthal (Los Angeles)
Music — Les Productions le Bourdon (Montreal) and Ersaj ensemble (Kathmandu)

Special thanks to

Marie-Christine "kri-kri" Simoneau (Montreal)
Emmanuel "Manu" Cyr (Montreal)
Anne "Annie" Brulotte-Légaré (Montreal)
Olga Murray (Kathmandu)
Swami Chandresh (Kathmandu)
Ani Choying Dolma (Kathmandu)
Angelo Capozzi (San Francisco)
Roland Minami (Greenbrae, CA)
Sandra Swiatek(Downingtown,CA)





Mujeres

Credits@Wayne Schoenfeld


2nd Place Humanitarian Award at My Hero International Film Festival 2014


Stories of Courage and Hope in Guatemala

According to an ancient Mayan legend the Sun God gave a gift of magic dolls, "sorrow eaters" to the people. The proof of that gift can be seen in the smiles and resolve of courageous Guatemalan women working to improve the lives of their families and to rebuild their war torn homeland, a country still erupting with violence and deeply scarred by decades of corruption.As fresh as today's headlines, filmed in Guatemala in 2011, "Mujeres" is both the personal story of family shredded by tragedy and senseless violence, and a snapshot of a culture struggling to heal itself. Led by heroic women working to have their voices heard, to reclaim the majesty of their Guatemala, "Mujeres" is ultimately a film about hope and the gift of the sorrow eaters.

Credits:

Director — Wayne Schoenfeld (Los Angeles)
Producer — Nadia Duguay (Montréal)
Executive Producer — Wayne Schoenfeld (Los Angeles)
Line Producer — Maïlis Burgaud (Montréal)
Editor — John Grimshaw (Los Angeles)
Camera - Director of photography — Sam Rosenthal (Los Angeles)
Music — Mamselle (Montreal)

Special thanks to

Norma E.Reyes(Retalhuleu - Guatemala)
Clemencia « Clemen» Merida (Retalhuleu - Guatemala)
Gerald « Jerry » Leech (Antigua - Guatemala)
Marìa Helena Leech (Antigua - Guatemala)

Carlos Ramirez-Portilla (Guatemala City))
Joanne Wessels (Retalhuleu - Guatemala)
Tony Bishop (Retalhuleu - Guatemala)
Spencer Buchanan (Retalhuleu - Guatemala)
Exeko (Montreal)
Rotary District 5300 (USA)
Hospital Hilario Galindo (Retalhuleu – Guatemala)
Rotaplast International