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: Anonymous, Dorothy M. Dutcher, Florida Blue Foundation, PBP of Clearwater, LLC / Boozarjomehri Family, Joyce Pemberton Jamie Prince, Bob and Cathy Smith, Joan Vecchioli
Director’s Level: Gary Bach, John Biewer, Forest W Clark, Ferman Nissan of New Port Richey, Jan and Bill 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: Patricia Ambler, Duffy Anderson-Rothe, Scott Bechard, Marsha Berning, Julie Calobrisi, James and Carol Ciadella, John Chase, Marion Curry, Betsy Draper, Chris and Barbara Dyjak, Steve and Aggie Engelhardt, John and Beth England, Fred and Aleta Fisher, Leslie and Robert Freedman, John Jablonski, Anthony Jacobs, Joan and Michael Kline, Beverly and Richard Lingle, Rebecca Lowry, Paulette Matuska, Tom and Gail Morrow, Judy and Ron Petrini, Todd and Kiaralinda Ramquist, Cindy Roberts, Irene Rodnizki, Diane Roy, Suzanne and Matthew Ruley, Robert Stuke, Vanessa Wilks, Gregory C. Wright, Jeffery Yates, Karen Yatsko