Rare is the ten-year-old whose biggest dream in life is to direct a theatrical production. Get to know JJ House, though, and it is easy to see why such an uncommon desire perfectly suits this unique boy. His zeal for life twinkles in his dark eyes. His passion for theatre radiates through his bright smile during a live show - whether in the audience or on stage. Read More
When I started sharing this story with some of my filmmaking friends and colleagues, they all began taking an interest in JJ. Before you knew it, we had people all over the United States who wanted to be a part of this project. I assume that our production team will significantly grow after The JJ Project gains even more momentum. JJ’s story is important to everyone because his is a story of courage, conviction, and tenacity.
About the Project
Through a dormant winter, the JJ Project documentary wheels were churning. With generous grants from the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County and the Ariel Foundation, we now have the money to finish the film. So, we wasted no time in scheduling follow up interviews with key members of the cast and crew. The interviews with the youth crew member team were extremely insightful, truthful, and thoughtful. The interviews with their adult mentors were the same. Follow-up filming has already occurred in March and will conclude in May. From that point, post-production will kick into high gear, and we should have a movie this fall.
COLUMBUS – The next stop for Team JJ was on the Good Day Columbus program on WSYX Fox28 in Columbus this morning. JJ House and Bruce Jacklin talked with Shawn Ireland and Pete Scalia about the upcoming production of How I Became a Pirate and the documentary project. Scenes from the documentary were used as b-roll footage for the show.
There is no rest for the weary. It’s only Tuesday during the week and eleven-year-old JJ House has been busy keeping speaking engagements to various groups as he and his production team of children are out about town raising awareness and money for The JJ Project.