Sherry Kelly, Producer, A Place Called Home
While working on the Paramount Pictures studio lot as an Assistant to the then Chairman of Viacom Entertainment Group, I first became aware of the news reports about LGBT kids being bullied - sometimes to the point of death and all too often by suicide.
After learning the facts of the harsh reality of homeless LGBT youth: over 700,000 experience homelessness each year and at least 1500 commit suicide each year. l still have a hard time wrapping my head around 1 homeless LGBT youth dies in the streets every 4 hours. 6 die everyday from lack of shelter, lack of food, lack of healthcare and street violence. Take your pick.
Overlooked, marginalized and dying in plain sight, I quickly realized these kids needed someone to tell their story.
A Place Called Home was born. You laugh. You cry. You get pissed off. What a ride!
A Place Called Home Independent ⋄ Drama You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll get pissed off. You'll give a damn.