Documentary funding for Jaime Tafoya

I'm fundraising to Kickstart my production of a Documentary film called “Story at Eleven”
 
Local filmmaker Jaime Tafoya has returned to the Sacramento film scene after an extended hiatus to produce a very personal documentary about a life-changing stroke he experienced in 2017.  When completed the film will not only reveal Jaime’s stroke experience and the recovery and rehabilitation journey that continues to this day - but will also inspire and help others that may be dealing with their own struggles to return to a similar version of their prior self. The film’s intention is to help others find their path to recovery - we’d love for you to help get this story told!

More about Jaime and the film….

Jaime Tafoya has more than 30 years of film media experience. He has worked on numerous reality shows, feature films and documentaries. He worked with Emmy-winning producer of Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch”, Todd Stanley, and, in 2008, they created the TV show “Experience El Dorado” for El Dorado County. 

Tafoya went on to produce “Dangerous Waters” in 2010, which aired on NatGeo, and in 2015 he served as Associate Producer of the feature film “The Divide” starring Perry King. He was nominated for a California on Location Award in 2016 at The Beverly Hilton in Hollywood CA. 

Jaime left the film business to fulfill a lifelong dream and another passion, to become a chef. He started at the bottom and worked his way to the position of Executive Chef in Annapolis, Maryland. “I put in the blood, sweat and tears it took to fulfill that dream.” And it was during his first couple of weeks in his new position when everything changed.

While driving home from work, Tafoya’s speech started to slur. Shortly after arriving home, the right side of his body went numb. He was quickly rushed to Anne Arrundel Hospital in Annapolis where it was diagnosed that he had experienced an ischemic stroke. 

He spent four months receiving physical rehabilitation at the Autumn Lake Healthcare Center, and then returned to Sacramento with the help from his lifelong friend and American Airlines pilot, Chris Schroeder.

“After my medical crisis, I isolated for several years trying to keep friends and associates at bay while I struggled to regain as much of my body as I could, Tafoya said. “Immediate family and some very close friends played key roles in supporting and encouraging me during that time”. 

After the accumulated stress of stroke recovery, coupled with the pandemic and quarantine, this led to intense visions that lasted for months. It was during this time that Jaime decided to make a documentary film, entitled “Story at Eleven”. “I emerged with renewed vigor and insight with help from my family, the Native American community, and my dedicated medical team at The Sacramento Native American Health Center. That was the turning point and a game changer. I wanted to make a documentary that could help others…and my former business partner encouraged me to just start filming.  “Do it; don’t wait,” he said. 
 
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Jaime Tafoya 
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Sacramento, CA