'Answering The Call' will profile citizens who have stepped up when their community needed them most.


The Vision

ANSWERING THE CALL is a short documentary that celebrates the work of our community heroes and inspires others to ‘answer the call’ and join the fight.

Everyone loves heroes - those called to selflessly battle for good. However, community heroes are rarely exalted; their triumphant journeys hardly chronicled. This is unfortunate because the battles fought by community heroes make the most difference in the lives of the people around them. Yet the community members are often unaware of those battles and unaware that they too could and should join the fight. ANSWERING THE CALL cinematically tells the stories of those battles, as well as issuing a call to action. 

After interviewing a number of advocates and public officials, it has become clear that the 'common citizen' must lead the charge in these battles. ANSWERING THE CALL demonstrates the immortal Margaret Mead quote "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."  


  • ...eulogize the hero's journey - the challenges, the battles, and the victories
  • ...look cinematically stunning
  • ...bring awareness to critical issues
  • ...inspire others to join the movement
  • ...provide a roadmap for newcomers to follow
  • ...glorify the amazing work that has already been done.

The Reality

To fulfill the vision, a lot of assets are needed - skilled people, professional equipment, travel, insurance, etc. Of course, these expenses add up. So far, expenses have been out-of-pocket, but we've reached our limit. Now we need your help!

We are expecting to work within a modest budget of $18,000, and we feel confident that we can stretch that money to make something that feels 5x more expensive.

Please consider donating to this project. All donations are tax-deductible, channeled through 'Friends of Blairsville' (501c3).

Checks can be made to:

Friends of Blairsville
attn: Answering The Call
11 West Market Street
Blairsville, PA  15717

Credit card donations can be made here:


The Future

Please connect with us to follow the project of this project. Also, if you can provide any resources (subjects, production, distribution, funding, etc), please let us know. THANK YOU!

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