When a little girl discovers a homeless woman in her back yard, she invites her inside for a play date, which goes unnoticed by her distracted parents.
Play Date is a short, magical family film that invites us to take a deeper look at ourselves and explore what being ‘homeless’ really means.
The inspiration for Play Date came when writer/director Paige Morrow Kimball witnessed dozens of people setting up their tents for the night on the streets of LA’s Skid Row:
“I hope this film will open audiences’ eyes to homelessness and remind them that every one of us has a story.” ~ Paige Morrow Kimball
Play Date screened at 20 Film Festivals all over the country, winning SEVEN Festival Awards.
|Napa Valley Film Festival||Boston Kids International|
|**Audience Favorite Short**||**Best Short Film**|
|San Jose Shorts International Film Festival||International Family Film Festival|
|**Audience Favorite**||**Best Short Film**|
|Moondance International Film Festival||Cleveland International Film Festival|
|**Best Short Film**||**Audience Favorite**|
|**Best Child Actor**||**Academy Qualifier**|
|Park City International Film Festival||LA Short Film Festival|
|**Best Short Film Finalist**||**Academy Qualifier**|
|Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival||Global Peace Film Festival|
|**Academy Qualifier**||Savannah Film Festival|
|Dances With Films||DC Shorts|
|Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival||St. Johns International Women’s Film Festival|
|Mendocino Film Festival||Everette International Film Festival|
|Twin Cities International Film Festival||University of Hawaii Film Festival|
Play Date is available for private screenings at schools, and community organizations and is currently being developed into an Educational Program. Contact Us for more info!
“Play Date exposes and illuminates the humanity of those who are homeless”
“The film was creative and will help connect viewers to issues in both a heartfelt and cognitive way.”
“This film provides recognition that the homeless could be any one of us”
“Play Date creates SO many avenues to incorporate it into our children’s education and their outlook on life and service… LOVED IT!”
“Play Date helps us to understand the dignity of homeless individuals and teaches us how to move foreword into action.”
“This film encourages our young people to live a life of kindness“