In the backdrop of glitzy and glamorous Las Vegas, far removed from the images we see in the media, Martha and Jenny discover first-hand the grave eviction crisis sweeping America, forcing them into homelessness.
Martha, a substitute teacher out of work, embarks on a powerful, tough, and emotional journey to keep her daughter and get back on her feet while navigating a broken system that continues to fail thousands of people unable to find stable housing. The process of overcoming homelessness is filled with ups and downs, twists and turns, but Martha will knock on every door and do all she can to break the prison-sentence-like cycle of homeless on families with underage children – to provide a better future for Jenny.
The eviction crisis is an urgent problem that must be solved to prevent homelessness. With every $100 increase in median rent, there’s a 9% increase in the estimated homelessness rate, according to a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The cost of housing continues to skyrocket in America with no end in sight. We must fix the adorable housing crisis.
People of color, who have been systematically denied economic opportunities throughout history, are especially impacted by the eviction crisis. Across the U.S., eviction rates are highest in communities of color, often contributing to further economic inequity in those areas.
The eviction crisis must be tackled head-on by creating and implementing policies that protect tenants from eviction, provide assistance to people facing eviction and help struggling renters stay in their homes. These solutions should focus on closing the racial wealth gap, increasing access to affordable housing and providing assistance for eviction-related costs.
It is essential that we take action now to prevent homelessness caused by the eviction crisis. Ignoring this issue will lead to more people becoming homeless and more families being displaced from their homes. By addressing eviction directly, we can create a brighter future for everyone – regardless of race or socioeconomic status – while helping.
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Directed by: Luciana Faulhaber
Written by:Luciana Faulhaber & Javier E. Gomez
Produced by: Amy Schumacher & Luciana Faulhaber
Executive Producer: Mark Horvath
Associate Producers: Jessie Listul & Maria Antonatos
Martha – Tanda Kerin
Jenny – Ebony Charity
Ms. Garcia – Luciana Faulhaber
Ms. J.- Amy Schumacher
Job Interviewer – Whit Spurgeon
Judge – Marlan Clark
Carmen – Allyson Sereboff
Carla – Faith Taylor
Manny – Sarah Taylor
Andy – AngeliqueRae Wiesner
Pedro – Eric Michael Kochmer
Animal Shelter Receptionist – Natalie Williams
Craig – Antonio Charity
Teacher – Craig Stubbing
Hotel Receptionist – Aprel Victor
Director of Photography: Christopher Sheffield
Edited by: Stephanie Sheffield & Christopher Sheffield
First Assistant Directors: Stephanie Bates
Gaffer: Richard Trejo
1st AC: Samantha Goldman
Sound Mixer: Andres Barrientos
Studio Teacher: Thomas Wagner & Laura Erikson
Key Production Assistant: Delaney Jordan
Production Assistant: Shannon Quinn Kelly
Interns: Kimberly Mendiola & Lenon Lilian Ramirez
Mobile was produced by a partnership between Invisible People and High-Toned Entertainment.