"Shaping the Elephant by MAC+ AVA Motion Pictures

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Nominated for Best Documentary Film - Swansea Bay International Film Festival - Wales, the world premeire of Boyhood Shadows will air on KQED/SF  on June 26, 2013 with a second release to all PBS stations on July 1, 2013.  


In the groundbreaking documentary Boyhood Shadows: I Swore I'd Never Tell, filmmakers Steve Rosen and Terri DeBono (Accidental Hero and Beyond Barbed Wire) and Executive Producer, Regina Scully 

(The Invisible War and Miss Representation) explore the life-long emotional carnage of this epidemic. Brave and unflinching, Boyhood Shadows shines a light on the strength of the human spirit and brings a platform to those who thought they were voiceless.  Filmed in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New Jersey,Boyhood Shadows chronicles the journey of five men whose lives were changed by childhood sexual assault. Seeking help through one of just a handful of support groups for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, these survivors continued to suffer in secret. Family and friends were kept in the dark and at a loss to understand the trauma they were experiencing. With the cooperation of the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center, the filmmakers were allowed inside one of these support groups.  The filmmakers create an intimate, personal look into the lives of the survivors. Spouses, family members and friends, healthcare and law enforcement professionals, consultants, authors, actors and politicians join them. Laura Dare, songwriter and composer, has created an emotional and heartfelt soundtrack that assists in delivering the film's important message.  At the film's center is Glenn, a man who came under the power of a sexual predator as a young boy. Numbing his pain as a teen with alcohol and drugs, he held the secret and the shame from his family. Past and present are woven into the revelation of Glenn's story. 


Arts Habitat will present Terri DeBono, director and producer, and Steve Rosen, cinematographer, director and editor, of MAC + AVA Motion Pictures, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, June 25, in a presentation entitled, "Shaping the Elephant".


AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This month AIP will again take place at the Museum of Monterey, 5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey. The event is open to the public, the admission fee is $5 and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building.


Feature Documentaries aired nationally on PBS 


Beyond Barbed Wire, (1998), feature documentary 88 min., narrated by Pat Morita, now in the permanent archive of the National Museum of Television and Radio, CINE Golden Eagle. PBS national prime-time schedule, 1998. 


Accidental Hero: Room 408, (2002), feature documentary 56 min., Best Documentary awards including Cinequest, New York and Ashland Independent Film Festivals, "Use Your Life" Award from Oprah Winfrey, Screening selection at Hot Springs Documentary Festival. PBS national prime-time schedule, 2002.


The Roots of California Photography, (2003), feature documentary 56 min., narrated by Jack Lemmon, winner of a CINE Golden Eagle. National via NETA.


My Name is Belle, (2007), documentary short 26 min, winner of the CINE Golden Eagle Award, Screening selection at Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Screening selection at Pacific Rim Film Festival. National via NETA.