Joe Young Studios Announces Auditions for New Film

Spotlight on Excellence     May 2013


Joe Young Studios Announces Auditions for New Film

Below is a call for auditions for cast and crew for a new short film by Joe Studios, the parent company of the group who conducted the awesome Can DO black history month workshops:
Saturday May 18th from 9am to 5pm at 331 Wethersfield Ave. Hartford, CT
FatherWorks will be hosting open auditions for the K-Skillz motion picture.
The film depicts the challenges of a young father as he tries to be successful in providing for his son and finding support to help him be a better father.
They will need actors & crew of all ages!
FatherWorks is a program of the Village for Families and Children, provides young fathers in Greater Hartford area with the tools and support necessary to have a healthy and loving impact on their children.

"Children who grow up without a supportive father are more likely to suffer emotionally, spiritually and financially," said Galo Rodriguez, president and CEO of the Village for Families and Children. "At the Village, we are committed to advocating for children and believe that every child should have the opportunity to have a supportive father figure in his or her life."

"The FatherWorks program provides young fathers with parenting guidance, help with developing a collaborative relationship with the child's mother, and even help with stabilizing their financial situation with referrals to educational opportunities and assistance with obtaining a job and housing," said Vinny Hollister, director of the FatherWorks program.

The film will be directed by CT’s own nationally recognized writer and filmmaker Joe Young and his production team. Mr. Young is the creator of the award-winning Scruples comic characters, a former Guinness World Record holder, and recipient of the “Daily Point of Light” Award from

The White House. His work has been featured in People, Ebony, and Jet, Rolling Stone Magazine, New York Times, US Weekend, C-Span and other national media outlets.

“As a former single parent and young father I look forward to working on this important project and salute the FatherWorks program and the Village for Families and Children in being creative and in the forefront of assisting young fathers,” says Mr. Young.

The film will be used to recruit young men for the FatherWorks program and also can be shown to community groups, and used at workshops and discussion groups.

For more information about the film or the FatherWorks program, contact Kevin Outar at or 860-550-2802.

About the Village:

For more than 200 years, the Village for Families and Children has been working to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children. We fulfill this mission by providing a full range of children's behavioral health treatment, foster care and adoption, and community support services for children and their families in the Greater Hartford region. For more information, visit or call 860-236-4511.

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