The Film

A series of first-person video diaries in which individuals on the cusp of eventful personal changes are recruited, trained, and turned loose with Hi8 cameras to tell — in words and pictures — what happens next. Can Yolanda, a teenage mother, beat the odds, staying in school and off welfare? Will Jeanne, deaf since age two, defy her friends' advice and proceed with risky surgery to regain her hearing? Does Jack have what it takes to go after the medical career his Taiwanese immigrant parents sacrificed so much for? Right Here, Right Now gives these individuals — all on the brink of life-changing events — the chance to tell their stories in their own words (and pictures).

The Filmmaker

  1. Ellen SchneiderProducer