PROJECT: SHATTERED SILENCE is a candid, in-depth look at the remarkable real life stories of 46 teenagers in the Tampa Bay Area. WEDU, in partnership with Ruth Eckerd Hall, captured the catharsis of a group of courageous teenagers who were willing to bare their souls, and share their intriguing, heart-wrenching stories of struggle and survival, rejection and acceptance, and ultimately, unwavering hope.
Inspired and guided every step of the way by director and creator of the project, Jared O’Roark, the 46 teens’ 10-month journey culminated with the riveting production “Project: Shattered Silence – In the Blue Hour” at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida.
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Producer Colleen Hamilton, Photographer Brad Clore, and Editor Mark Harris were honored by Suncoast Regional Emmy® Awards for the WEDU ARTS PLUS segment featuring PROJECT: SHATTERED SILENCE, which aired on WEDU in May 2013.
Contributors to PROJECT: SHATTERED SILENCE
Producer’s Level: Dorothy M. Dutcher, Florida Blue Foundation, PBP of Clearwater, LLC / Boozarjomehri Family, Joyce Pemberton, Jamie Prince, Bob and Cathy Smith, Joan Vecchioli, Rainbow Fund of Rochester Area Community Foundation
Director’s Level: Gary Bach, John Biewer, Forest W Clark, Ferman Nissan of New Port Richey, Jan Harroun, Crystal Johnson, Joshua Magidson, Mark Pinals, Eric Yates
Screenwriter’s Level: Linda Anderson, Mahshid Arasteh, Thomas Caprio, Toni Ann Denninger, Michael DiGirolamo, Windi Glogowski, Kerriann and Brian Kinports, Beth Matuska, Robert Morris, Ibrahim and Denise Moussa, Calum Paramor, Marcia Perlin, Dennis Reid, Sameer Sabharwal, Mark Thompson, Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater
Editor’s Level: Paul Ambler, Duffy Anderson-Rothe, Scott Bechard, Marsha Berning, Julie Calobrisi, John Chase, James and Carol Ciadella, Marion Curry, Betsy Draper, Barbara Dyjak, Steve and Aggie Engelhardt, Elizabeth U England, Fred and Aleta Fisher, Robert and Leslie Freedman, John Jablonski, Anthony Jacobs, Michael and Joan Kline, Dick and Beverly Lingle, Rebecca Lowry, Paulette Matuska, Thomas and Gail Morrow, Judy and Ron Petrini, Todd and Kiaralinda Ramquist , Irene Rodnizki, Diane Roy, Suzanne Ruley, Robert Stuke Jr, Vanessa Wilks, Gregory C. Wright, Jeff Yates, Karen E. Yatsko
Assistant Screenwriter’s Level: Melissa Anderson-Dragon, Cynthia and George Barth, Tracey Birch, Kristen Blanchard, Joyce Bonomini, Megan Brennan, Sara Brzezinski, Damita B Casey, Maggie Ciadella, John Courshon, Susan Crockett, Mary Cummings, Darla Darlin, Nathan Daugherty, Jeffery F. Dow, Eve, Kay Fischer, J Frederick, Jill Goldsmith, Todd Gould and Jennifer Barbaro, Melissa Gross, Gary Hathaway, Cynthia D. Hook, Jerry and Myriam Irizarry, Kimberly M Jackson, Jordan and Deborah Jacobson, Lori James, Robert Kinports, Jarrett William Koski, Judy Lawrence, Lee Anne Loek, Doug Lyda, Matthew Macchiarolo, Norman and Trudy Mangrum, Marty Matula, Julie Moos, Suzanne Morris, John Muni, Tomi Nagai-Rothe, Michael Nettle, Jared O’Roark, Jody O’Roark, Jordan O’Roark, Carolyn K. Outten, Helga Perez, Bobby and Patricia Rossi, J. Ronald and Karen Seel, Stephanie Smith, Diane Snow, Kent and Deb Vermeer, Bill Ward, Heather Wilson and Pat Larsen
Assistant Editor’s Level: Jen Ackerman, Brian Alvarez, Eric Blankenship, Susan Brennan, Tony Brewer, Danielle Camorlinga, Shant Cancik, Carlene M Caprio, Erik Cocks, Sheila Collins, Shirley Craven, Bonnie Davis, Gloria de Luna, Julie Elle DeVito, Wanda Dow, Chris and Barbara Dyjak, Anne-Todd Eisner, Julia Flood, Aaron Grad, Rae Grad, Bill Harding, Ariana Hazery, Anna Hertrich, Lauren Hoffman, Cristina Howell, Carole Kinder, Deboah Kinderdine, Elayne Koenigsberg, Charles Larsen, Grace Lawrence, Glenda K. Lockart, Holly Maddocks Lounder, Stacey Lueck, Mabel E. D. MacMillan, Jason Matuska, Narda McHugh, Matt Melnick, Gary Moos, Elli Nagai-Rothe, Rebekah Pershing, Danielle Pinals, Claire Price, Carolyn Reisinger, Christian Romero, Elisabeth Rose, Madeline Russo, Ann Scott, Jannett Serckpor, Courtney Simons, Carol Hosticka Sitzmann, Christina Solazzo, Diane Stull, Bethany Sullivan, Jennifer Szlasa, Andrea Turnbull, Lisa Votaw, Amy Walker, David Weil, Mara Weinstein, Rachael Wilks, Amy and Jeff Worman, Ann Yates