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Short Film- One Of The Lucky Ones

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Raised by 26 people in 8 months
Created October 30, 2018
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"You may be lucky to survive, but it takes more than luck to live with what comes after." My name is Lupita Rodriguez, and I, along with my collaborator Evan Gering are both seniors at California State University, Monterey Bay. We are currently working on our undergraduate thesis film "One of The Lucky Ones."

About the film:

In the modern world of mass shootings being commonplace, One of the Lucky Ones follows a high-school teacher who is a survivor of one of these tragic events.  As these events happen, the ones involved are under a microscope for a limited time by the media. However, we do not often see the lasting results. 

“70% of adults in the U.S. have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives. This equates to approximately 223.4 million people.” (PTSD United) Following a school shooting, mainly the kids are in the news; rarely do people hear about the teacher’s story. Teachers carry an enormous responsibility, to protect a room full of children and themselves. It was important for us to focus on an individual and see the toll of the lasting effects.

This film goes into the life of someone who has lived through an active shooter incident. The main character suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The teacher struggles with nightmares, triggers, and flashbacks in her daily life. Her marriage is strained. Her PTSD is affecting her life in all aspects.


We are raising money for the production of our film that will be shot in the Monterey Bay area in early February of 2019. All proceeds raised will be put only towards our expenses associated with the film:

-Equipment Rentals
-Shooting Locations
-Craft Services on set
-Other expendables

This is a student made film, however, we are dedicated to making this film at the highest quality possible. In order for that to happen, we need a good amount of financial support.

No donation is too small to help, and we appreciate in advance any support and donations that are given. All donations  of $100 or more will receive film credit in the final cut of the film which will be premiering in Spring of 2019.

Take a look at our Website and Facebook Page for updates and more information about the film!

One of the Lucky Ones Website 

@OneoftheLuckyOnesShort 


About the Creators:

-Writer/ Co-Director / Director of Photography: Evan Michael Gering

Evan is a fourth year, Cinematic Arts and Technology student from Southern California that is pursuing a career in the film industry. He has been following this dream of being a storyteller since he was a young teen. He is currently employed as a Service Desk Technician at California State University Monterey Bay. Evan is working towards completing his Bachelors degree at CSU Monterey Bay while working on films, shorts, commercials, and documentaries. 

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-Producer/ Co-Director / Casting Director: Lupita Marisol Rodriguez

Lupita Marisol Rodriguez has grown up on the Central Coast of California her entire life. After receiving an A.A. Digital Arts degree in Spring of 2016, she found her true passion for film and theatre production and decided to continue her studies at CSUMB, where she is currently pursuing a B.A. in Cinematic Arts & Technology. Her love of the camera and experiences with live theatre have set the groundwork for wanting to reach a career in the cinematic and theatrical industries. She hopes to create and participate in content that offers a platform to others for open dialogue.
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Please check out the trailer! Production is less than 2 months away. If you or anyone you know would be interested in donating please visit the GoFundMe. We are incredibly excited as we get closer to production; last details are being finalized. We will be going into production late January / early February.
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Raised by 26 people in 8 months
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