Bringing Social Change Through Television

By Wondermind Pictures, Special for  USDR

Matt Day, an up-and-coming producer and director, is launching The Kids, an episodic television show aiming to orchestrate social change by bringing the true stories of Los Angeles teenagers to the small  screen.

The Kids is a transformative television show, written by students, that chronicles the lives of real high school kids in Los Angeles, focusing on themes of social justice from the perspective of LA youth. Los Angeles is a city rich in economic, racial, and social diversity, and the show will strive to reflect the diversity in our own  backyard.

By working directly with the LA public school system, the show will develop and implement a unique creative writing program to give students a chance at sharing their stories on the small screen. Stories submitted by students will be based on real life events, but in order to optimize characters, storylines, plots, and themes for television, the students will further develop their stories with their teachers and professional television  writers.

Once the pilot has been produced in partnership with one Los Angeles charter school, it will be filmed and released to garner attention and support from other schools to expand the program citywide in order to reach more  students.

The Kids has just announced the launch of their fundraising campaign on Seed & Spark. Backers can earn an array of prizes and incentives including a “Special Thanks” in the rolling credits, Executive Producer/ IMDB credit, and many more. To learn more, visit The Kids Campaign Page or follow The Kids on Twitter @TheKids_series.

About Matt Day:

Matt Day is an award-winning Los Angeles based producer and director who has produced national commercial, music video, and documentary content for the last six years. His work has won awards at Napa Valley Film Festival, NEFF, VTIFF, and Vimeo Staff Picks. This is his debut project for episodic storytelling and narrative work. His production company, Wondermind, is heading up the  project.

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