BUILDING MOMENTUM

BUILDING MOMENTUM is an original documentary featuring an in-depth look at the Momentum model for juvenile justice that started in 2015 with Café Momentum, an award-winning restaurant and culinary training facility with a paid post-release one-year internship program that provides employment, life skills training and wraparound care to justice-involved youth in Dallas, Texas.

BUILDING MOMENTUM tells the story of founder Chad Houser’s efforts to provide resources, opportunity and wraparound care to justice-involved youth in his hometown of Dallas through the eyes of the Café Momentum team and the inspiring youth that the program serves.

In an effort to support the program’s national expansion, the documentary will explore the Café Momentum ecosystem of support including employment, education, community and mental health services as well as the life-changing impact of the Momentum model on Dallas’ most at-risk youth.

  • Chad Windham, DP
    Director
  • Elliot Schrock
    Producer
  • Lindsay Schrock
    Producer
  • Chad Houser
    Producer
  • Olivia Cole
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    44 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Dallas, Texas
    United States
    June 1, 2021
    Nationwide Community Kickoff
Director - Chad Windham, DP