When I started making this documentary, Pug was 12 years old. He wanted nothing more than to be a 12 O'Clock Boy. In the four years it took to make the movie, I got to know Pug very well. He's an extremely intelligent, talented, and motivated kid. Despite his potential, Pug's options are limited, as you can gather in the film.
In their review of 12 O'CLOCK BOYS, the Village Voice said about Pug, "You can't help but like this bright, energetic preteen."
And in his interview with The Fader, Pug explained,
"I want to go to a good college -- like a real real good college, and try and be a veterinarian."
Truthfully, I didn't know what I could offer in terms of a way out for Pug with a small film. It dawned on me that we could do something tangible, and this is it! Pug and his family were so instrumental in the creation of this documentary that I want to do what I can to make sure that Pug has everything he needs to succeed in this world.
Let's make that happen.
100% of the money we receive from this campaign will be directed to Pug's educational fund. Any help you can provide is much appreciated.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
Director, 12 O'CLOCK BOYS