Finding Home

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Recently got to take an afternoon to hang out with a good friend… eat pizza, talk about the spiritual and artistic domains and where the two meet, and of course… we took a few pictures.

Here’s Derek: lookin’ like a stud.

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derek hammeke headshots, from joplin mo commercial photographer 9art photography

But more important than Derek’s studliness or my photos, is the project close to Derek’s heart: the documentary film ‘Finding Home’ that he’s spent the last 2 years of his life working on. Derek is a tremendously talented filmmaker and an artist that I’m so proud of, for getting out there and making things happen.

The film is beautiful and wrenching, handling a subject that isn’t easy to talk about… but one that we, as Americans, should not be ignorant of. It was made in partnership with Rapha House, a wonderful organization I’ve been honored to work with in the past.

‘Finding Home’ also features music from Tony Anderson, another old friend with a whole lot of talent and a big heart. His music has been featured in ads for companies like adidas and toms… LEGIT.

Check out the preview for ‘Finding Home’ here:

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/87199168″>Finding Home Trailer</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user803105″>Flying Treasure</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Then follow the facebook page for updates on when the full film will be available.

People like Derek and Tony are an inspiration to me. Using their craft to present truth and do good with uncompromising vision…. that’s the greatest honor an artist can have.

Hope you’re inspired as well. Til next time….

-Mark

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