"Off Ramp" - a short film
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
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.
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The edit is close to being finished and it will then be sent to the sound mixer and the colour gradist. I am so edited to share this story with you all, but before then please accept my heartfelt gratitude for your love and support. It means the world to me x
Neil :) x
I will update you on all the developments very soon. Much love, Neil x
Thank you all for being a part of bringing this story to life. I really appreciate your help and support. Once we have raised the remaining funds we will start the editing process, which I am incredibly excited for, but in the meantime here is a little image from Monday's shoot as our lead character, John, steps out onto the roof top to start his emotionally grueling journey.
Thank you all again,