Friday, November 1, 2013

Redefine+ announces OPEN CASTING CALL for videos to re-vamp classroom HIV/AIDS education

We are excited to announce that we are moving into production on the first HIV video (5th grade)! If you or someone you know who is HIV impacted might be interested in appearing in the short film, let us know! 

The Redefine Positive Project is currently seeking families willing to appear in four short documentary-style educational videos for public schools. The videos will educate students in grades 5, 6, 8, and 11 about HIV and AIDS; they will teach medically accurate information regarding prevention and transmission and will help reduce the devastating stigma still associated with the virus.

Redefine Positive is partnering with Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to provide all four videos free of charge to all 295 school districts in Washington state.

You can learn more about Redefine Positive here:
You can view our fundraising page here:

Subjects and Families who appear in the videos will be paid a small stipend for their participation and will be reimbursed for travel expenses.

The Redefine Positive Project is seeking families that meet the following requirements:

• Family must have at least 3 members, with one child between the ages of 9 and 14 years old willing to be the main character. All family members must be willing to participate and appear in the video.
• Someone in the immediate or extended family must be HIV positive and must be in treatment.
• Family must be located in the Pacific Northwest (preferably the Puget Sound area).
• Families must understand that the videos will have a wide audience that could include other states.

Interested families should email the following to

• A recent picture of your family with the names and ages of all members.
• A brief description of the children in your family and what their interests are
• A brief description of the person in your family who is living with HIV
• A brief description of what a typical week is like for your family. Where do you work? What do you do for fun? Where do you live?

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