Our new documentary film, "I Have a Name," is currently in post-production -- a collaboration with The Chicago HELP Initiative's Founder Jacqueline C. Hayes. It focuses on dignity and respect toward those experiencing homelessness in Chicago and the organizations that nourish the whole person.
What we do
In My Brother's Shoes, Inc., produces empowering original narrative films & documentaries on healing, resilience and human connection. It shares them with and raises funds for a wide range of communities through live screenings. Those communities include military veterans battling PTSD, cancer support, medical centers, and religious & humanitarian organizations dedicated to charitable services, including assistance for the homeless population, immigrant & refugee support, and the disenfranchised.
Who we are
It is an Illinois 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded by producer Joe Orlandino and writer-director Lucia Mauro in 2014 to create dialogue and a sense of community around their films addressing vital issues of our times, from PTSD to the emotional side of cancer survivorship to organizations assisting those in need. Its films and live showings raise funds for those causes and stimulate others to donate.
Funds from these events and DVD sales have raised money for the Pritzker Military Museum’s Veterans PTSD Resources; Toys for Tots; the Christl Burgess Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research at Loyola University Medical Center; the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s Stand Up To Cancer Campaign; the National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, and more.
All donations are tax-deductible.
In My Brother's Shoes
One Year Later
Frances Xavier Cabrini:
The People's Saint