A short pro-life film that raised almost $6 million for crisis pregnancy centers and won 15 international film festival awards, is today being launched on YouTube and available free of charge.

Crescendo won Best Short Film at the 2012 Hollywood Film Festival and following the premier was shown in venues across North America and Mexico, and eventually around the world.

“We originally made this film to release on YouTube to share and promote human dignity through social media. But the response of its showing at film festivals was overwhelmingly positive, so we decided to use it as a fundraiser for pregnancy centers. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for each center that sponsors a showing of Crescendo,” said Jason Scott Jones, one of the producers of the film, at a kick-off showing of the movie at San Diego’s Culture of Life Family Services in February, 2013.

The film was written and directed by Alonzo Alvarez, and produced by Jason Jones and Eduardo Verastegui, the producer of Bella.

“Our goal with this film was to create a monument to the incomparable dignity of the human person that would transcend time and culture,” said Jones.

Pattie Mallette, the mother of pop singer Justin Bieber, and president of Noble Pictures, served as the executive producer of the film.

Crescendo is a celebration of the strength, beauty, fortitude and dignity of women,” Mallette said.

Mallette became involved with the crisis pregnancy center fundraising potential of Crescendo due to her own experience of finding herself pregnant with Justin and being pressured to abort. But she rejected that pressure and turned to a crisis pregnancy center instead, saying that the compassion and help she received there “saved their lives.”

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The Sidewalk Chronicles

NEW DATE for screening of The Sidewalk Chronicles
When: Friday November 7th at 8PM (Goretti Mass begins at 6pm)
Where: Goretti Group First Friday Mass: Our Lady of the Rosary – 1629 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92101

The following comes from an Oct. 14 email sent to Cal Catholic.

We’re excited to invite you to a showing of the pro-life documentary, The Sidewalk Chronicles, this Thursday Oct 16th.
Please see below for details:

What: Screening of The Sidewalk Chronicles
When: Thursday October 16th 7 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)
Where: Church of Resurrection Parish Hall – 1445 Conway Dr, Escondido, CA 92027

Click here for link to the trailer.

Also, we have DVDs of the film available for purchase on our website at this link.

Lamb of God Maternity Home will be at the screening as well with information about their organization and open adoption.

God bless,
Nathan Leon and Meghan Hervert