Project Details

Filming on location in Florence, Columbia and Lexington, South Carolina from June to December 2018 we had the absolute pleasure to produce this short documentary film for the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families.

This piece is centered around the story of Florence, SC native Ron Pyett. A single dad of three whose life was completely changed by the Job Readiness Program at Man 2 Man Fatherhood Initiative (Florence), one of the Center’s six regional fatherhood organizations across the state.

What we attempted to do here was combine Ron’s story with the partnerships between the SC Center for Fathers and Families, the SC Technical College system and how that partnership addresses the widening middle skills job gap in South Carolina. And, we’re happy with the final result.

Our hope is that through this short, potential employers and partners alike can see the incredible benefit and powerful results that this program can have on Fathers in any community.

A special thank you to Man 2 Man Fatherhood Initiative, Midlands Fatherhood Coalition, Charlotte Forrest and the Florence Darlington Technical College staff, South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families and, finally Ron Pyett – thank you for sharing your life-changing story with us. You have inspired all of us here at OTRMG, and we are sure it will inspire millions more.

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The Upward Bound Program in collaboration with OTR Media Group provided over 100 students from Richland County Schools the opportunity to discover the art of film and film development. OTR’s curriculum not only exposed students to the world of film, but also enabled them to produce short film projects that students used to fulfill school assignments and teach others about our program and the services we offer.

Sherard Duvall and his fellow team members are utilizing their craft to change the perspective of both pre-collegiate and collegiate students across the Richland County area. I would advise both academic and art centered programs to use their curriculum to motivate students who have an interest in media arts and communication.

Due to our partnership with OTR Media Group, the Upward Bound staff has recognized the vast amount of students who have an interest in this field and is now offering media arts and communications courses throughout its academic and summer phases.

James Prince, Jr.
James Prince, Jr.
USC Upward Bound Coordinator

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