Omo Child: The River and the Bush

One Man's mission to stop the killing of children in the Omo Valley

16 Apr

Official Selection: Ft. Myers Beach

Attention Florida...if you missed us at Palm Beach then check out Omo Child: The River and the Bush at Fort Myers Beach Film Festival which runs from April 22nd to the 26th.  Our screen date and time will be April 23rd at 8:45pm.  Hope to see you there!

06 Apr

WINNER: Palm Beach International Film Festival!

Proud and honored to announce Omo Child: The River and the Bush has won best documentary at the 29th Palm Beach International Film Festival!  For the record - to date we have been in four festivals, won three awards, two for best documentary.  It's humbling...truly humbling.  When we finished this film and started to enter it into film festivals we had no idea what to expect.  The response has been overwhelming and we are so happy that audiences are responding to the film.  We hope it brings a lot of eyes and awareness to Omo Child and the work that Lale Labuko continues today in the Omo

17 Mar

HotDocs – Omo Child: The River and the Bush goes International!

Omo Child: The River and the Bush will make it's international premier at the world renowned HotDocs film festival in Toronto, Ontario!  We can not begin to express how excited we are to be honored with this selection.  Hot Docs is North America’s largest documentary festival and will present its 22nd annual edition from April 23–May 3, 2015. An outstanding selection of 210 documentaries from Canada and around the world will be presented to Toronto audiences and international delegates.  Our screening dates are - April 27th @6:30, April 29th @2:00, and May 1st @9:30.  Click here to see

12 Mar

We will be heading to the desert…

Just got word that our film has been selected to show at the 24th Arizona International Film Festival.  No word on screening dates yet but when we get them they will be announced here on our blog, Facebook and Twitter.  Can't wait to be in the desert!

08 Mar

Palm Beach International Film Festival

It's always great to share official selection news!  Omo Child: The River and the Bush has been selected for the Palm Beach International Film Festival.  PBIFF will be running from March 26th - April 3rd and our film has two screenings.  The first will be on Sunday March 29th at 1:30pm at the Silver Spot Cinema in Naples.  The second will be Wednesday April 1st at 6:00pm at the Cinemark Palace 20 in Boca Raton.  Here is a direct link to purchase tickets.  Excited and honored as always, can't wait to be at PBIFF!

03 Mar

Special Recognition: One In A Million…

Omo Child: The River and the Bush has taken home another honor from our second festival!  Sun Valley International Film Festival has recognized us with a Special Recognition: One in a Million Documentary.  Thank you Sun Valley!  You don't know what it means to all of the crew and most of all to the children of Omo Child who we hope will benefit the most from any awards or recognition the film receives.  All profits from the film go directly to the children after all!

28 Feb

Winner: Best Documentary Washington DC Indy!

We won our World Premiere!  Thank you DC Independent, what an honor.  Thank you to all the staff and volunteers who put on a great festival.  We proud to have had our World Premiere with you.

20 Feb

Cleveland International Film Fest!

It's official, Omo Child: The River and the Bush has been selected for the 39th Cleveland International Film Festival!  We are proud, excited, honored...simply humbled that our movie is making an impact.  The film has been selected for the "Greg Gund Standing Up" Competition which focuses on films with the mission to change the world and celebrates the spirit of activism and the fight for social justice. It highlights personal stories featuring individuals who set out to teach lessons on how to live a better life. One of the aspects all these films share is the impact they make on viewers lo

18 Feb

Sun Valley Film Festival – Here we come…

We are very pleased to announce that Omo Child: The River and the Bush is headed to Idaho and the Sun Valley Film Festival! It has been a very busy couple of weeks here and we will have some more great news to share soon.  We would like to say Thank You to everyone at the Sun Valley Film Festival for supporting our movie.  Looking forward to the festival and who knows maybe we will meet Clint Eastwood!

07 Jan

Our First Official Selection – DC Independent Film Festival!

We are thrilled to share some wonderful news today.  We have just been notified that Omo Child: The River and Bush has been officially selected for the D.C. Independent Film Festival!  We are one of six full-length documentaries that have been chosen for the festival and what’s more is that we are playing on opening night!  Just amazing...we are so honored to be selected and cannot wait to be in DC for opening night.  The making of this movie was such a challenge and all through the process we thought we had something special but it is difficult when you are so close to the material.  T

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