Sargeant Shriver National Center on Poverty Law is celebrating it's 50th anniversary. Over the course of the next year, our fig films team will be creating films to inspire the next group of lawyers, advocates and volunteers to continue fighting the fight to end poverty. In preparation for the launch of their 50th anniversary campaign, the fig team had the opportunity to interview two of Sargeant Shriver's children to discuss the legacy of their father's work and what they think is next. We filmed Timothy Shriver in Chicago and flew out to Santa Monica to film Maria Shriver.
All filming took place before the 2016 United States Presidential election.
In the wake of the rapid changes our country faces and the awakening of it's citizens, the Shriver Center was emboldened to offer hope and a solution to those looking to create real change. The fig team adjusted their initial messaging to fit that spirit.
The result is a film that resonates with our current climate and calls to the heart of those that still believe that poverty can be eradicated. Our team was inspired hearing from both Maria Shriver and Timothy Shriver. We can't wait to share more from their interviews.
Pre-Production has begun on our upcoming collaboration.
See our Behind the Scenes Photos Below.
ON LOCATION: CHICAGO
ON LOCATION: SANTA MONICA IN 24 HOURS
Our team had just 24 hours to fly into Santa Monica, get our interview with Maria Shriver and fly back home. We had just 40 minutes to set up, interview and break down our gear at Maria's offices. Eeeek! We had 15 minutes to soak our toes in the ocean before flying back home.
FIRST SCREENING TO SHRIVER STAFF
Fifty years ago, Sargent Shriver inspired us to believe that everyone deserves the right to equal access to justice and opportunity. Today, the Shriver Center one of the nation's leading advocates for the poor, giving voice to people living in poverty.
Shriver Center Team: John Bouman, Venu Gupta, Ambar Mentor-Truppa, Harleen Singh, Michelle Nicolet
Executive Producers: James Gustin and Michele Gustin
Producer: Megan Taylor
Director, Writer and Editor: Melissa Fox
Design : Kym Abrams Design