Found Causes "Neighborhood Service Organization"

Rebuilding Neighborhoods with Oklahoma Video Production

My edited segment from Found Causes Episode 10. Across from the historic Little Flower Church.  NSO has been fighting poverty in Oklahoma City since 1920. Just a stones throw from Downtown Oklahoma City, Neighborhood Service Organization provides job training, shelter, medical & dental assistance, and much more.

Two amazing services they offer is low cost shelter to single mothers who are working to get back on their feet. Apartments come fully furnished and when they are ready to move out on their own again, they get to keep the furniture. The other program addresses the needs of young men who age out of foster care when they turn 18. Many have been abandoned or have no family to turn to when they can no longer stay in foster care and many end up on the streets. NSO finds these boys and places them in an apartment complex providing them help with getting into college, finding jobs, and mentoring.

All work done at Grapevine Media.

Patrick Kirk

Oklahoma City, OK, United States

No one knows the exact day Patrick Kirk was born, because he was carried into town by a pack of wild coyotes, but the end of March seems to have some consensus built around it. The townsfolk hadn’t much need for a coyote-raised wild boy seein’ as they already had a town idiot. So, they set Patrick off with the next traveling circus that rolled through town. It was there that the young boy learned of books and math and writing and other cultural offerings from Martha, the kindly old bearded lady, and her husband, Harold, the world’s tallest midget. In between shows, he would explore each new town, never having the chance to make friends with children his age, mostly because they didn’t speak coyote… However, it was on one such trek in his later teen years that Patrick happened upon a small cinema playing an engagement of Major League II. From then on, he knew that he must dedicate his life to motion pictures. The members of the circus were sad to see him go, some angry calling cinema ‘beneath them’, but Patrick took his leave and headed off to university to study the filmic arts. Over nearly half a decade of study, Patrick learned from notables such as Fritz Kiersch, director of Children of the Corn, and Gray Fredrickson, producer of the Godfather Trilogy. Patrick has worked locally in the Oklahoma City market as a grip, camera operator, and editor. He has directed a number of short films and commercial projects and aspires to do more. When not in the editing suite or on set, Patrick can be found relaxing at local sporting events or playing a round of golf. He is particularly fond of poker and has been known to frequent the local casinos. Patrick also experiments with cooking and can make a mean batch of tacos. Among things he still would like to accomplish, Patrick hopes to fly to the moon one day and get into an old fashioned pistols at dawn duel; preferably both at the same time.