By Laura Ramos, Community Engagement Associate

We are 4 days away from The Big Tell Showcase presented by Bank of America! Central Valley Community Foundation would like to invite the community to join us on Friday, October 25th from 7:00- 9:30 pm at the Tower Theatre as we premiere 10 mini-documentaries produced by 10 filmmakers right here in our region! Tickets are free and required, please click HERE to reserve your seat. 

Everyday from now until The Big Tell Showcase we’ll be introducing each one of our filmmakers so you can get to know them and what their film will be about. Today we’d like you to meet Joshua Krause!

Where are you from?

I’m from Los Angeles & Central Coast 

How old are you?

I am 36 years old.

How long have you been in film or a filmmaker/producer?

17 years.

What’s the name of the film you’ll be showcasing at The Big Tell?

The title is Remembering Trevor.

What county does your film take place in?

Fresno County

How did you decide on your film concept?

I’ve been in contact with Kristine for over a year now developing a feature-length doc surrounding teen suicide. With the loss of her son she has opened up her life to the public and continues to advocate for suicide prevention. I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to carry on and push through the pain. She is a remarkable person whose story deserves to be told.

How has the process been for the making of your film?

Extremely difficult because of the inherent sensitivity surrounding our subject matter. And while we’re hyper-aware of the responsibility we have as filmmakers to do right by those directly involved with the film, as well also our audience, we continue to question ourselves, each creative decision, our intentions and goals for the film.

What do you hope the audience at the Showcase takes away from your film?

Let’s help spread positivity and love and end the stigma surrounding suicide. Don’t be afraid to talk about suicide.

Is there something you’d like to share about yourself and/or your film?

I’ll be super nervous during the screening.

Where can we follow you on social media?
@krauseNdahouse / @windsongprod

Follow CVCF on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for more updates on The Big Tell. Also check out last year’s films on our YouTube channel. We’ll see you at The Big Tell!