City of Hope: A Children’s Story documents the stark life of Brazil’s favela (slums) children, and is a feature-length documentary capturing the lives of displaced children caught in a seemingly unending web of drugs, violence, prostitution, sexual slavery and deliberate acts to exterminate these unwanted children. In a country with an enlightened government, it is also a film of hope and salvation as both government and Brazil’s affluent private sector work to save these children.
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I met my partner John Scheifele in 1998 and then two months later left for Brazil for 6 weeks. Upon my return we decided that we would give it a go. It has now been twelve years and we're still together. John spent 30 years in high tech, so when the bottom fell out I convinced him to join my company Capriole Productions Inc as Executive Producer. John having no knowledge of film has learned quickly and is now an incredible asset to the company and the production in Brazil we are undertaking. I am very grateful to have John work with me.
I became interested in film at the age of 12. I would sneak into the movies when I was not riding my horse. I loved the movies as much as I loved riding horses. At the age of 16 I decided that I wanted to be a film editor and work with horses. I graduated from Princeton High School in three years and took a year off to attend Morven Park International Equestrian Institute. I received my instructors certificate and went on to film school at The American University. I worked for the Smithsonian Institute upon graduating from AU. One year later I landed a job at WMDT-TV in Salisbury, MD. This ABC affiliate was a start up station. What a great learning experience. One year later I landed another editing job at WPVI-TV in Philadelphia. Within 8 months I moved to the number one station in New York. WABC-TV was very good to me and I was blessed to be able to work on every show. In 1986 I decided to start my own company and produce a documentary on Dressage. By 1987 Capriole Productions Inc was formed as a non-profit 501c3 corporation. I left WABC-TV in January of 1987 to start shooting my first documentary entitled: Dressage: The Horse With Airs. In 1995 Dressage: The Horse With Airs won a finalist award at the New York Festivals. I also won a Bronze Award for D-Day (Good Morning America) for editing. In the spring of 1990 I joined ABC News as a freelance editor. I also worked for the BBC and Reuters for several years. I've been blessed to have worked on the following shows: Night Line, World News Tonight, 20/20, Prime Time Live, Good Morning America, Like It Is and many other shows at ABC. I also worked for the BBC show News Night. In 1997 I won an EMMY for "Dianna Princess of Wale, The Final Farewell" World News Saturday/Sunday.
City of Hope: A Children's Story
- Kimberly Switzgable
- Princeton, New Jersey, United States
- I grew up in Princeton, NJ. Spent my summers on Fire Island and Deer Isle Maine, riding my horse , traveling and exploring Princeton University. I fell in love with film at any early age and decided to go to film school. I've been able to combine my love of horses with the love of filmmaking. I also love to read what ever I can get my hands on. I found that I've excelled at still photography and love to watch people.