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About two years ago during the beginning of production for The Forgiveness Journey, I wanted to interview local actors at the Hale Theatre in Salt Lake City. They were performing, Les Miserables, a play (and movie) based off the French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862, that is considered one of the greatest […]
What is the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation? Beginning with the 2008 groundbreaking for Reconciliation Park, which was Dr. John Hope Franklin’s last public appearance before his death in March 2009, the Center’s Board of Directors has created an exciting vision – to transform the bitterness and mistrust caused by years of racial division, even […]
Post not for the faint of heart… (two very different project ideas) Last September I was interviewed by Academy of Art University reporter, Rosalea Collinge. She had discussed in her article Metamora Films and developing “media that matters.” My passion for creating film that has the power to “transform hearts and minds” is my […]
During a recent filming project for my client at the Sandy, Utah Salt Lake Community College Branch, the group mentioned the 1st Annual Crowdfunding Conference happening on April 30, 2015. I told him them I would definitely put the event on my calendar. What a wonderful opportunity to learn more about crowdfunding since I plan […]
“I have been held captive twice in my life. Once at the hand of another, and later by the unresolved pain and shame of my past.” – Liz Our first official studio interview is with Liz, an amazing, powerful woman. I had only talked with Liz once before the interview, but from the start I […]
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Our Mission Statement
Our mission statement reads: Metamora Films, is committed to creating educational and thought provoking films resulting in a more emotionally engaged society. The organization’s film projects assist in expanding compassion and tolerance in order to better understand our differences and similarities.
Heather Duhamel, Film Producer
Heather was born 1980 in Idaho Falls, ID and lived there for 29 years. I have two wonderful kids Alex (13) and Natasha (12). Natasha was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome and partial complex epilepsy at age 7. We then moved to Washington where we found her an outstanding neurologist. more
Matt Duhamel, Film Director/Producer
Matt Duhamel, a former TV news and radio personality, has turned his attention to helping others through the power of independent film. He agrees with the idea that film can help individuals, communities and entire societies by increasing compassion, tolerance, understanding and forgiveness….more