“ROOM TO GROW”
Series Premiere October 11th, National Coming Out Day
Premiering on Oct. 11th, this inspiringly heartwarming docu-series chronicling the lives of LGBTQ+ teens and families in cities across North America, offering an intimate glimpse into their daily lives as they endeavor to find an identity that fits and a place in their communities. The premiere episode introduces Savannah (star of the HBO doc BELIEVER about Imagine Dragon’s Dan Reynold’s charity) and her viral moment of being shut out of the Mormon church.
“Fascinating…fresh, compelling…rousing and eye-opening…affecting…moving…most engaging. All but the most intolerant members of our society will have some of their assumptions shaken by these forthright and intelligent kids.” – Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter
A Revry Original
Directed, Produced and Cinematography by Matt Albers & Jon Garcia
“An intriguing cast of teenage characters enlivens…triumphant moments…with racial as well as sexual or gender issues…poignantly caught…throughout this humane document.” – Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter
Revry Original docu-series ROOM TO GROW chronicles the lives and stories of LGBTQ+ teens and families in cities across North America, offering an up-close and intimate glimpse into their daily lives as they endeavor to find an identity that fits and a place in their communities. ROOM TO GROW shows just how important it is for LGBTQ+ teenagers to receive the support they need at home, at school, at church, and in the world to reach their full potential. Kids grow up fast, and it’s amazing how much these teenagers changed within 12 months. The Bridging Voices Queer Youth Chorus is a Portland singing group that provides a safe and supportive space for LGBTQ+ youth.
Matt Alber – Co-Director / Producer
Matt Alber is a two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, filmmaker and LGBTQ+ youth educator based in Portland, OR. Matt’s music has been featured on ABC’s The Fosters and Bones. He has performed on stages world-wide from Lincoln Center to Tchaikovsky Hall. In 2015, the U.S. State Department sent Matt to Russia, Hungary, Kosovo, Estonia, Finland and Sudan as an Artist Diplomat to work with young artists and at-risk youth. He holds a degree in voice and composition and is the co-founder of Room To Grow Productions, a documentary-focused film studio in Portland, OR.
Jon Garcia – Co-Director / Producer
Jon Garcia is an accomplished musician and Emmy-nominated filmmaker currently living in Portland, OR. He earned a BA in Film Studies from Portland State University. He has released feature films in varying genres in his short career as a filmmaker, including the cult trilogy THE FALLS, THE FALLS: TESTAMENT OF LOVE, and THE FALLS: COVENANT OF GRACE being the most well known. The films have screened in film festivals all over the world and have been available on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, iTunes and many other platforms. He is also the co-founder of Room To Grow Productions, a documentary-focused film studio in Portland, OR.
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