Road to Sacramento: Justice in the Fields
Michael is an award-winning filmmaker and co-founder of Lunar Door, an independent production company. With over 20 years of experience, his work has earned 90 international awards and 38 nominations, including 13 Best Director wins.
Michael most recently produced the narrative drama The Fall and the adventure, sports documentary Tracing the Divide. He is currently attached to direct three features: Ashes, Cane, and The Sins of My Father, based on his memoir.
Sheila has produced over 1000 commercials for many of the biggest brands in advertising, including IBM, Nike, Heineken, Coke, Pepsi, Gillette, NASCAR, Chevy, and Ford.
Sheila worked as an EP with Flying Tiger Films and FORM prior to founding City Films. A 4-year All American at Manhattan College, Sheila is in development as writer and producer of the sports bio-pic Safe at Home while in production on the sports docuseries Courtside Conversations.
A social activist, Daniel is the founder of Plant Your Dreams Productions, a non-profit 501(c)(3) documentary film company. Daniel’s mission is to provide a voice for those in need and create public awareness of marginalized people through producing documentary films on social issues.
Currently, Daniel is in development on three feature length documentaries: Sacrificial Lambs, The White Bandana, and Farm Workers: Their Labors, Our Fruits.
Born in Tulare to Mexican immigrant parents, Connie was raised in the Woodville Labor Camp. She went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude in 2000 from California State University, Bakersfield with a B.A. in Business Administration.
A distinguished certified public accountant, Connie is the United Farm Workers Chief Administrative Officer and National Vice President.
Co-Founder of Lunar Door, Chase is a composer and producer with extensive experience in songwriting, music production, audio mixing, and film production.
Chase had produced the feature films Tell, Echoes of War, Helicopter Mom, and The Fall, which will be released in 2023. Chase is the co-creator of SWORN, a fantasy, action, adventure series; co-creator of LIGHT, a sci-fi, crime series, and producer of the award winning short, The Fixer.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Leticia has 25 years of experience as a commercial production accountant. Working as a liaison between production teams and accounting, she is instrumental in enforcing policies for efficient productions.
Leticia is a strong advocate for human rights, with a particular passion for improving elder care. Owner of a tanning company for 7 years, Leticia is also a successful entrepreneur. She also has experience as a film producer and production supervisor.
For the last decade and a half, Dustin has spread his love for bold composition and expressive lighting on feature films, music videos, and commercials.
He's found particular success in the documentary world, where he lensed Peter Bogdonavich’s final film, The Great Buster, which won Best Documentary on Cinema at the 75th Venice International Film Festival. Aside from his dedication to cinema, he is an outdoor enthusiast, environmentalist, and avid cyclist.
Born in Los Angeles and raised by a single mother, Enrique spent his formative teen years working along side his mother and aunt as a farmworker in the fields of Idaho and Oregon.
Over the last three decades, Enrique has traveled the world, working on films, television series, and commercials in various production roles, including 1st AD, 2nd AD, 2nd Unit Director, Producer, Executive Producer, and Bidder. He also owned his own production service company from 2001 through 2017.
Jack is a photographer, drone pilot, and filmmaker. Based out of Colorado, he has spent the past two years traveling the globe. From Banff and Costa Rica to Namibia and South Africa, he has created branded content, including Nomatic and Corona.
Jack’s feature adventure, sports documentary Tracing the Divide is currently in post production. Jack is the writer, director, cinematographer, and editor on the adventure, sports doc.
Born in New York and raised in Florida by a single mom, Destiny moved to Puerto Rico with her mother when she was 10. Fluent in Spanish — thanks to her persistent grandma — Destiny was educated in Puerto Rico for eight years before returning to the states and moving to Boston.
A self taught photographer, Destiny now lives in Los Angeles. She has been working as a set and office production assistant for the past two years. Road to Sacramento is her first feature.
A USAF veteran, Joe is an award-winning sound mixer. He has recorded on over 70 feature films and dozens of commercial campaigns, including the Super Bowl for Black Panther / Lexus.
Joe has also recorded sound for numerous award shots, including Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, and The Streamy Awards. Joe is an honored graduated of Boston University Center for Digital Imaging and Arts.
The past 28 days have been a once in a lifetime experience.
As a team we are so inspired by the farm workers and their fight for justice.
The production team is very grateful to each and every one of you for your support.
Our campaign closes in just two days. Filming on the road while running a crowdfunding campaign has been difficult but very fulfilling.
We have raised close to $29,000 which is incredible!
Would you help us get closer to our goal of $50,000?
These are some ways you can support:
- Personally ask just one or two people in your life to make a contribution in any amount.
- Text the link to our campaign to 5 friends asking them to support by making a contribution in any amount.
- If you're able to, consider making an additional contribution, but only if you're able to, we're already incredibly grateful for you support.
- Share our campaign on your social media.
Thanks again for being part of this journey with us. We are making a film you will be proud of.
We made it to Sacramento, 335 miles later. From South Sacramento to the State Capitol was a walk in the park. We were joined by 5,000+ supporters.
The determination of the marchers made them get from Elk Grove to South Sacramento today.
Marchers are tired but they keep pushing as they reach Elk Grove.
Supporters join in on the march from Galt to Walnut.
Marchers stride their way from Lodi to Galt.
California farm workers are marching to win the right to vote on union issues, free from intimidation. Today we march from Stockton to Lodi.
Arturo Barajas serenading us at every stop from Manteca to Stockton.
Marchers Teresa and Cyntha embrace at a rest stop on route to Manteca.
Current UFW president (Teresa Romero) and former UFW president (Arturo Rodriguez). Today we marched from Turlock to Modesto, traveling a total of 15 miles.
Today was a 14 mile day from Livingston to Turlock.
Today we march 18 miles from Merced to Livingston. A little more than half way to the capital steps in Sacramento.
This 22 mile day from la grand to Merced was the longest tread yet. Newsom here we come!
'El Capitan' (The captain), leading our farm workers to equality. 18 miles were treaded today from Madera to La Grand.
Farm workers and the community continue to push toward the capital steps of Sacramento. Starting in Biola to Madera marching 14 miles.
Alicia Rojas leads today's 19 mile march from Calwa to Biola. We join together and march for equality, equity and freedom.
Marchers continue the fight, with an 18 mile day from Parlier to Calwa. Supporters cheering them on, in all sizes. The outpouring of community support has been incredible.
We are farm worker strong. With each step we take, we are closer to our goal. Farm workers march from Cutler to Parlier to be free from the intimidation from growers.
Farm Workers and their supporters continue their pilgrimage, marching 12 miles from Visalia to Cutler, heads held high.
The fight continues as farm workers and supporters march to Sacramento for the right to vote from home, safe from the intimidation from growers.
Farmworker Veronica Mota leads the march from Farmersville Visalia. UFW President Teresa Romaro is second in line.
Farmworkers march 13 miles from Farmersville to Visalia. Only a few will make complete the march to Sacramento. Meanwhile, thousands of farmworkers continue to toil in the fields.
Marchers endure 100+ temperatures as the trek 10 miles from Porterville to Lindsay. They are joined by Paul Chavez, son of Cesar Chavez.
Farmworkers endure 100+ degree temperatures as they march from Terra Bella to Porterville., a city in the San Joaquin Valley within Tulare County.
Leading the march from Richgrove to Terra Bella are two members of the American Indian Movement, who are marching in solidarity with farmworkers.
The American Indian Movement is a Native American grassroots movement founded in July 1968 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, initially centered in urban areas to address systemic issues of poverty, discrimination, and police brutality against Native Americans.
A mother and her daughter at a rest stop on the way to Richmond.
Marchers walked 12 miles from Delano to Richgrove in 100+ degree temperatures.
Over 100 farmworkers, supporters, and volunteers begin their march from Delano to Sacramento. Twenty-five farmworkers will march 335 miles over 24 days, retracing Cesar Chavez' historic 1966 protest march. They will reach Sacramento on August 26.
Farmworkers will be joined each day by supporters, activists, and volunteers. As members of the United Farmworkers Union, they are marching to influence Governor Gavin Newsom to sign AB2183, which will allow farmworkers to vote on union issues from their own homes, free from intimidation from growers.