Private Project

Young Boy

A young boy dealing with a hard family situation is offered an opportunity to find hope again in the form of a wish.

  • Rachel Jacob
    Four on the Mantle
  • Rachel Jacob
  • Beth Burvant
  • Samuel Jones
    Key Cast
    "Franklin Young"
  • Sallay Shameka Gray
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 19, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Rachel Jacob

A New Orleans native, Rachel Jacob is an award winning writer/director who has worked in the industry for over 15 years. Coming up through the A.D. and Casting departments, she has directed many award-winning short films, showrun a pilot for a streaming series, and produced in various capacities for different notable projects such as, Marvel's Cloak and Dagger, Treme, Little Brother of War, and HBO's True Detective.

She is currently taking her experience and love of cinema and channeling it into writing, directing, acting, and producing feature-length projects. Rachel's aim in filmmaking is to have her films, no matter the genre, make deep impacts, by telling stories that matter, raise awareness, and help make the world a better place.

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Director Statement

This is film is a special project made by kids for kids. A bunch of film and television professionals volunteered with The COOL Cooperative Organization's summer camp in 2023 to make this film. The COOL Cooperative is an educational program that teaches middle, high school, and college age students about the art and business of filmmaking. Directed and Mentored by the amazing professionals who volunteered as well at the incredible production staff of the organization, a whole team of kids became the crew and gained invaluable hands-on experience working on a film set. We shot this film for 4 hours a day for 5 days, and had an absolute blast. I'm proud that I got to share my work with these wonderful kids and have this story that is meant to inspire hope in kids, help to be made by kids. I hope you enjoy the film as much as I enjoyed working with these up and comers making it! Thank you!