Suerte (Lucky)

I have been an award-winning filmmaker for over forty years.

I have written and will make this short film to highlight the atrocity of this administration's policy of separating migrant children from their parents. This is a dramatic film that tells its’ story through the eyes of an 8-year-old Honduran boy (Suerte) separated from his mother at the border and his brief friendship with a ten-year-old Mexican boy (Chuy) that he meets in detention. It is a poignant, compelling story that will reveal the terror inflicted upon these poor children.


I intend to shoot the film in three days after the first of the year in Cabo San Lucas where I have commitments from crew that will work for minimum wages and for equipment that will be donated. I feel that I can do this film for very little money but filmmaking still costs something. The lead boy will be cast in Los Angeles and will need to be flown to Cabo with his chaperone. They will require  housing and per diem for food. The money raised will be used to rent locations, rent additional equipment, pay crew, pay cast and extras, feed everyone while shooting, costumes for ICE Agents and Border Control Agents, vehicles, insurance, and post-production costs.


I would like this film to be used by the dozens of pro bono legal organizations that work on behalf of these children with the hope that it will bring this travesty to the fore and help them raise funds to aid these poor children, many of whom will never see their parents again and will carry emotional scares for their entire lives. This policy is inhumane and unAmerican and their story needs to be told.


Please help me tell this story. The children and I will be forever indebted to you for your generosity. I will give every donor a film credit, and intend to personally match every dollar donated to this not-for-profit film. Any and all proceeds from this film will be donated to the legal organizations that I referred to earlier.

Thank you for your time, thoughtfulness and generosity of spirit.

You can change lives and help reunite innocent, helpless babies with the families that love them.


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Robert Lieberman 
Los Angeles, CA
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