A Lee Dog Story is an up close and personal look into the lives of 3 homeless individuals as they work to reshape their lives and get off the streets for good.
This project is in partnership with the Lee Dog Story non-profit organization aimed at raising awareness around why people become homeless, while also showing the harsh reality of living life on the streets.
Proceeds raised for the film will help the selected homeless men, women and children featured in the film by offering them a chance to receive the best help possible getting them off the streets and back into society with housing, food, identification, employment and hopefully a community of friends that will change their lives.
Visit https://www.leedogstory.org/ for information!
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We believe that if we tell their stories, we will get to know them as friends, neighbors, fellow human beings, and people will reach out and offer help where needed. ~ Zach Waters, Founder
Everyone Wants A Home
Lee Brown was the epitome of ‘Don’t Judge a Book by it’s Cover’ and the embodiment of a really big Grizzly teddy bear. He was huge, had big burrowing eyebrows, a rusty beard and lips the size of two average human thumbs. From far away, and a lot of times close up he looked intimidating, like he could grab you and crush you with one squeeze. Lee was not just larger than life in size, but also in heart. A heart that could reach across Memphis, but mostly keeping to the streets of Midtown. Even though he could of squashed you like a grape he never would of.
*Lee passed away July 14, 2018, at the age of 47. When I first met Lee he had been living on the streets for over 15 years. In his last 10 years, and with the help of other fellow Memphians I watched him get off the streets and re-enter society. Lee was able to get a job, an apartment, a cellphone, and most importantly a community of friends that would help change his lif.
Lee didn’t have the longest life ever -- 47 is a long time, but still too early to leave this world. Too early to take such a friendly soul away from Memphis and way too early for me to realize at 34 that I will never see Lee Dog again. The gentle giant who warmed Midtown’s heart and won over its people has left us with one incredible story to tell. .*
~ Zach Waters, Founder**
The mission of the non profit organization A Lee Dog Story and purpose of the film is as follows:
1. To raise awareness of why people become homeless, while also showing the harsh reality of living life on the streets.
2. Find 3 homeless individuals each season that wish to receive help getting off the streets.
3. Help these 3 individuals get back on their feet with housing, a steady paying job, food, clothing, medication and, most importantly, a community of friends who we hope will help change their lives forever.
4. Tell Memphis native Lee Brown’s story of living on the streets for almost 20 years, and how he completely turned his life around in the last 15.
We believe that if we tell their stories, we will get to know them as friends, neighbors, fellow human beings, and people will reach out and offer help where needed.