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Room To Grow

Room To Grow chronicles the lives of nine LGBTQ students and their families as they endeavor to find love, understanding, and an identity that fits

  • Matt Alber
  • Jon Garcia
    Sex Weather, The Falls (trilogy)
  • Damian Pellicone
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Hollywood, CA
    United States
    July 21, 2018
    World Premier
    Official Selection
    New York City
    United States
    October 27, 2018
    East Coast Premier
    Official Selection
  • Cinema Diverse
    Palm Springs, CA
    United States
    September 21, 2018
    Audience Favorite
Distribution Information
  • Revry
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Matt Alber, Jon Garcia

Matt Alber is a full-time filmmaker, musician & youth educator based in Portland, OR. He appears on two Grammy Award winning albums and focuses on LGBTQ youth advocacy and empowerment.

Portland based filmmaker Jon Garcia has released 6 feature length movies in varying genres in his short career as a filmmaker, including the cult trilogy of The Falls, The Falls:Testament of Love, and The Falls:Covenant of Grace. His motion pictures have screened in film festivals all over the world, have been in worldwide distribution with Breaking Glass Pictures, and have been available on platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and iTunes. Jon is the founder of Portland based LAKE Productions.

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Director Statement

“I believe in the power of young voices and the wisdom of our elders. I believe we have the potential to reach limitless understanding and compassion for each other if we’ll take the time to truly listen and be brave enough to show the world who we really are.” - Matt Alber