“Some documentaries just make you feel good about the world and the people in it, and "La Source" is definitely one of those.” 

By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic


LA SOURCE Official Trailer from transcendental media on Vimeo.

Narrated By Don Cheadle
Directed By Patrick Shen
Feat. Music By Sigur Ros
Produced By Jordan Wagner, Patrick Shen and Brandon Vedder


After an earthquake devastates his beloved country, a Haitian Princeton janitor seeks the support of the privileged community he serves everyday and sacrifices everything to revive his lifelong dream to bring what is most fundamental to his village’s survival; clean water. For more information:

There is still more you can do to help!  Get involved

An actor gives himself 7 years to make it in Los Angeles….find out more and watch Goodbye Promise

Check out the interview with founder and Filmmaker of the upcoming film Manchild (and Goodbye Promise backer) Ryan B. Koo, who took time to speak with us via Skype about our online release


(Watch the video here)

Patrick Shen and Brandon Vedder give us heir take on rushing to meet a festival deadline, how they recharge their energy, and their film La Source.

Check out Patrick Shen and Brandon Vedder’s Film
Courage podcast episode

Read Patrick Shen’s Film Courage articles:

‘The Practice of Being Human…The Social Aspects of
Documentary Filmmaking’

Making Your Film Matter: An Introduction to Social Action Campaigns



Check out the Film Courage ‘Doc Maker’s Tool Kit,’ ‘Crowdfunding Tool Kit,’ ‘Actor’s Tool Kit‘ and ‘Youtuber’ Resource page for videos, articles and podcast episodes pertaining to each category.