Andrea James

NewFest: ‘Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy’ director Andrea James on Changing Hearts and Minds Through Film

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Posted by on July 27, 2014
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On the importance of making a film based on Alec Mapa’s show…

Alec Mapa had been performing this show live, and the run was nearing its end. I wanted to record it for posterity because it not only feels timely but I also believe it might convince other families, especially LGBT families, to consider adoption. We’ve been working with RaiseAChild.US to encourage more LGBT families to consider fostering and adoption to answer the needs of the 400,000 children in our nation’s foster care system. This film seemed like a great way to expand those efforts.

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