Open Call Recipients: Jason DaSilva and Leigh DaSilva, Filmmakers of WHEN I WALK

Posted on June 22, 2009

ITVS’s Open Call provides finishing funds for single non-fiction or animation public television programs on any subject and from any viewpoint. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video. Check out the clip below with filmmakers Jason DaSilva and Leigh DaSilva, who received Open Call funds for their film WHEN I WALK, which looks at Jason's personal story who at the young age of 25 was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Learn more about their film, why they think PBS is the best match for their film and the internal struggles Leigh grappled with while filming his brother Jason. 


Interested in applying for Open Call? ITVS is looking for single public television programs on any subject, viewpoint or style. We fund programs that bring new audiences to public television and expand civic participation by bringing diverse voices into the public sphere. This year’s deadline is July 31, 2009. 

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