Filmmaker with a disability tries to help others by writing and editing public service announcements and films that help people with their everyday lives.
— Steven Berkani
PORT ORANGE, FL, UNITED STATES, November 29, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — Steven Berkani, a tenacious 32-year-old filmmaker, is making waves in the world of inclusive filmmaking despite facing the challenges of living with cerebral palsy. Confined to a wheelchair and without the use of his hands or legs, Steven’s positive attitude and unwavering determination have propelled him to master the art of video editing, a skill he self-taught from an early age.
His family, including Melissa Grooms, Chris Berkani, and his parents Karen and Julien Berkani, is thrilled to see Steven pursuing a passion that brings him immense joy and purpose. Despite the challenges he has faced, Steven’s commitment to filmmaking and technology has not only been a source of inspiration for those closest to him but has also fostered a sense of pride in his family.
Passionate about technology and filmmaking, Steven has dedicated his creative pursuits to producing public service announcements (PSAs) that tackle important societal issues. From addressing bullying to campaigning against texting while driving, he uses his unique perspective to create content that aims to educate and improve lives.
Having thrived with outdated equipment for nearly a decade, Steven now stands at a crucial juncture in his filmmaking journey. To continue delivering impactful messages and enhancing the quality of his work, he has initiated a GoFundMe campaign, seeking financial support for much-needed video editing equipment.
In his own words on the GoFundMe page, Steven shares, “Hello, I’m Steven Berkani, an aspiring filmmaker on a mission to create powerful videos that ignite change. I’m reaching out to you for your valuable support in acquiring essential editing equipment that will take my filmmaking to new heights.
Living with Cerebral Palsy, I’ve faced and conquered challenges. I’ve been using my chin to edit videos on equipment that’s nearly a decade old. However, in order to continue honing my craft and delivering high-quality content, I need a significant upgrade. The cost of new equipment is a challenge I face, and your contribution will directly help bridge this gap.
Your support will enable me to acquire modern editing tools, software, and necessary adaptations that will exponentially improve my video production capabilities. By standing with me, you’re enabling my creativity to flourish and empowering me to bring to life stories that matter.
The journey of inclusive filmmaking is one we can undertake together. Your generosity will not only help me overcome financial barriers but also allow me to continue producing impactful videos that drive social change. Thank you for being a part of this significant endeavor.”
Living with Cerebral Palsy, Steven has faced and conquered challenges, using his chin to edit videos on outdated equipment. To overcome financial barriers and elevate his craft, he seeks contributions that will directly fund modern editing tools, software, and necessary adaptations.
Your support will empower Steven to acquire the resources needed to enhance his video production capabilities, allowing his creativity to flourish. By standing with him, you’re enabling the production of impactful videos that drive social change.
Join Steven on his journey of inclusive filmmaking by contributing to his GoFundMe campaign. Your generosity will not only help him overcome obstacles but also pave the way for continued storytelling that matters.
Steven Berkani’s address: 1162 buttermilk ln. Port Orange, FL, 32129
GoFundMe.org is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity. EIN: 81-2279757.
8605 Santa Monica Blvd, #88639, West Hollywood, CA 90069
To date, Steven has raised $10,300 out of his $16,299 goal. He’s nearly reaching his goal of owning the video equipment that he needs in order to keep up his great work contributing to society with his wonderful PSAs!
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