Five Short Films That Tell the Story of Our Community

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Community Living:The Catalyst for a Life Well Lived

Picture this: Two young, talented documentary filmmakers named Jared and Jonathan moved into Plymouth Village, a HumanGood senior living community in Redlands, California. For 11 days, the pair lived in one of the community’s homes, ate meals with the residents, got chummy with the security guards and even took a water aerobics class.

With their experiences in tow, Jared and Jonathan created a series of short films that tell the story of how senior community living can spark new passions, foster new friendships and inspire adventure.

 

Community Living:The Catalyst for a Life Well Lived

Two young, talented documentary filmmakers named Jared and Jonathan spent 11 days living at Plymouth Village and immersing themselves in the community.

Then, they created a series of short films that tell the story of our residents and how senior community living can spark new passions, foster new friendships and inspire adventure.

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“People just want to be known. And if you ask a genuine question and show you're willing to listen to the answer, people will talk.”
“If you ask a genuine question and show you're willing to listen to the answer, people will talk.”
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“Community is where
everyone knows my name
and says hello.”

At This Time of My Life

“After a couple of months,
you’re closer to people here
than some of your family
members.”

Every Day at Noon

“In this community, we look out
for each other.”

Second Chances

“I probably would have never been brave enough to write that story if I hadn’t been encouraged by my friends here at Plymouth Village.”

Write On Time

“I work here because it feels like family
to me. They’ve all just adopted me as
one of their grandkids.”

Family

Meet the Filmmakers

Jared Callahan and Jonathan Pickett

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“We believe in community living, and it’s the most natural thing for us to tell the story of what it means.This project was life-affirming."— Jared

Jared Callahan is the founder and creative director of People People Media, which produces original and feature-length documentaries in collaboration with nonprofit organizations. He and creative producer Jonathan Pickett immersed themselves in Plymouth Village’s campus life, living in one of the community’s guest cottages and shadowing the residents to capture their stories. 

With a goal of increasing empathy and showcasing the diverse experiences of unique people, the team has released projects through The New York Times, PBS, GQ, The Atlantic and film festivals around the world. Both filmmakers were nominated for a national Emmy award in 2019 for co-producing Beneath the Ink. The first feature-length documentary Jared produced was Janey Makes a Play, which was about his 90-year-old grandmother. Learn more at www.peoplepeoplemedia.com.

As the founder and creative director of People People Media, Jared Callahan works with creative producer Jonathan Pickett to create original and feature-length documentaries in collaboration with nonprofit organizations. People People Media tells stories meant to increase empathy and showcase the diverse experiences of unique people. Learn more at www.peoplepeoplemedia.com.