Our Dreamer Jacob was passionate about film making. At 19 he had already made many short films and dreamt of having a career in the film industry. However his battle with metastatic cancer had put his dreams on hold. Jacobs dream was to be part of a film crew on a major production. With the help of Dreams2Live4, Jacob visited the set of the movie Truth, starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford.
From the moment they arrived the crew welcomed him with open arms and Jacob was the star on that day on set. Everyone approached him explaining their particular role in making the movie, from the make up department, to the director of photography, sound engineer, lighting guy and special effects guy. The director of Truth, James Vanderbilt, took Jacob through the ins and out of process of what they were filming that day and allowed Jacob to sit with him. His sister Amy who accompanied Jacob was blown away on how kind, generous and patient all the crew was towards them. Jacob spent almost 12 hours on the set. Amy said how she had not seen Jacob smile so much in such a long time. “I truly believe this was a dream come true for Jacob. So a big shout out and thank you for all the crew on “Truth” particularly the Producer, Antonia Barnard, who really made this happen.”- Amy
The crew were so impressed with Jacob’s passion and obvious film making skills, they stayed in touch with him throughout his treatment. Keeping him up to date on the filming and editing. For Jacob, being included like this helped him face the last months of his life – part of the film making family he always wanted to be a part of.