IN MY BROTHER'S SHOES
"In My Brother's Shoes is a gentle, honest, touching film that respectfully honors the sacrifice of our service men and women."
--Sergeant Major Robert Alvarez, Jr.
9th Marine Corps District
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 mainly 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 poor.
Who we are
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 (streaming, DVDs) and live (and virtual since Covid-19) showings raise funds for those causes.
Impact of your donation
Your donation allows In My Brother's Shoes, Inc., to create and produce films that make a difference and bring them (both live & virtually) to communities. Funds raised benefit veterans' PTSD resources & programs; the Christl Burgess Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research at Loyola University Medical Center; the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition; Mother Cabrini churches/shrines; and initiatives that assist immigrants and those experiencing homelessness & poverty.
All donations are tax-deductible.
Watch the trailer for our new documentary, I Have a Name -- 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. Post-production is now complete. Film includes a section on the effects of Covid-19 on programs that assist those in need.