Private Project

Follow Me and I Will Be Behind You

The true story behind the transformative culture of one hotel, the impact of leadership, trusting in the forgotten, and the revitalization of a community.

  • Kyle Allison
  • Taryn Habel
  • Tom Groebe
  • Greg Fregoso
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    41 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 18, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Reading Debut
    Reading, PA
    United States
    May 20, 2021
  • Chicago Premiere
    Chicago, IL
    United States
    June 5, 2021
  • Reading FIlm Festival
    Reading, PA
    United States
    October 3, 2021
    Winner, Made In Reading
Director Biography - Kyle Allison, Taryn Habel

First time director Columbia College Chicago graduate Taryn Habel and first time director hospitality expert Kyle Allison team up to present "Follow Me and I Will Be Behind You." Taryn, class of 2021, studied editing with involvement in a number of short student films in her time at the college. Kyle is a Chicago native and has a passion for hotels. Former front office manager at the Drake Chicago, The Wit Chicago and the Hiltons at McCormick Place Chicago, and current Embassy Suites by Hilton Winston Salem General Manager, Kyle brings an unmatched level of passion for the industry and empathy for the struggles of those that work within it.

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Director Statement

Never fear the power of hospitality.