"Off Ramp" - a short film

There are approximately 500,000 homeless people in the USA.  10% of them are war veterans.  23% live in Los Angeles.  We are so used to seeing them that we have become desensitized.  They have become invisible.  Just nameless, faceless people in our parks, on our streets, at our off ramps.

It is our hope that by telling the fictional story of one homeless man, by learning about his past and the circumstances that lead to him being on the streets, we can change the way that all homeless people are viewed so that they are no longer invisible.  So that we can see them with compassion as human beings who need our help; who deserve love.

"Off Ramp" is a short film by writer and director Neil Jackson.  Co-produced with Matthew Trotter, the film tells the story of John, a homeless war vet, who reaches out to help a young street girl called Lucy.  Through their conversations we learn a little about their lives, but more importantly we learn the story of how John ended up living on the streets in the first place.  As we discover more about John's past and the path that lead him to this life, John also reconnects with the man he was before his circumstances changed, and he rediscovers a sense of hope for the future.

We need your SUPPORT to make this film a reality.  The filmmaker, cast and crew are all giving their time for free, but there are still several costs that cannot be avoided - equipments rental (camera, lenses, lights), location rental, shooting permits, editing equipment etc.  With your generous help we can tell this story in the best way possible so that it can reach the widest audience to spread the message and change the way we view homelessness.


donations of any amount - our love and gratitude
all donations over $25 - special thanks in the film credits.
donations over $50 - a personal thank you note from the filmmaker and cast.
donations over $75 - invitation to a special screening in Los Angeles.
donations over $100 - a signed copy of the film from the filmmaker and cast.
donations over $150 - all of the above and our eternal thanks and love.

All money not directly used to make this film will be donated to the Salvation Army to aid war veterans.


To learn more about the TRUE stories of homeless men and women, please visit and support https://invisiblepeople.tv/blog/
Their real life stories will open your eyes and break your heart... and are just another example of why these stories need to be heard.

Please share this campaign with all your friends and help us make this film a reality.

Thank you x

Production Details
We are aiming to shoot the film in the last week of October and complete editing by the last week of November.  Upon completion, the film will be submitted to film festivals.

Click these links to learn more about the filmmaker:


Neil Jackson
Los Angeles, CA

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