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Someplace Like Home

Written, directed, edited and narrated by Amanda Florian, “Someplace Like Home” takes viewers on a raw journey to the streets of Johnson City, Tennessee. The journalist and filmmaker interviews a variety of individuals who are often overlooked. Some live on the streets, while others find rest in nearby shelters or tents. Despite unconventional and challenging circumstances, one phrase rings true for each these people: Johnson City is home.

  • Amanda Florian
  • Amanda Florian
  • Amanda Florian
  • Joel Shelton
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Non-fiction
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    American Sign Language, English
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Milligan University
  • The 17th Annual Short Film Festival
    Johnson City - Milligan College
    United States
    April 28, 2017
Director Biography - Amanda Florian

Amanda Florian is an American director, journalist, and entertainer currently based in Shanghai, China. She grew up in the entertainment industry, training in classical Italian at the age of eight--and in musical theater and pop shortly thereafter. As a young girl, she'd frequently travel to New York City to train in theater, dance, and voice. Florian, alongside her triplet sisters, has performed on NBC, at The Billy Graham Library, and at Seacrest Studios in Charlotte, North Carolina. For 10 years, she and her sisters volunteered to sing at the Festa Italiana, an annual festival in Charlotte that raises money for people with developmental disabilities. Her first documentary film was a 23-minute short on homelessness in Johnson City, Tennessee. And in 2017, Florian devoted a year to traveling and documenting people, venturing all over the continent of Asia. Since then, she has worked on a variety of music videos, scripts, and other creative works.

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