HBO Production Seeks Residents’ Videos from Watertown Shootout, Manhunt

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You can help contribute to a feature-length documentary film about the Boston Marathon Bombings and the shootout and manhunt in Watertown. 

Break Thru Films will produce the documentary, known right now as the Boston Project, for HBO and seeks personal stories and footage taken by residents.

“The film will be a sensitive and in-depth exploration into the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and the subsequent Watertown shootings, told through personal stories of the survivors and citizens of Boston,” said the announcement from Break Thru Films.

Filmmakers are working closely with local universities, running clubs, churches and other local groups, along with the Boston Globe.

They hope to find unseen footage from the Marathon, during the bombing at the finish line, the days after the bombing and, of course, the Watertown Shootout, manhunt, lockdown and capture of the Boston Marathon Bombing suspect. The footage and photos can be in many forms.

“If you have any personal footage or artifacts (photos, video, recorded telephone/Skype/FaceTime calls, etc.) taken on personal devices of the Marathon and the 5 days following (set up; the race; bombings; aftermath; lockdown; Police and SWAT house searches, shootings or arrest in Watertown), please contact us at,” the announcement said.

Break Thru Films Producers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg have worked on award winning and nominated films including “Joan Rivers – A Piece of Work” (U.S. Documentary Prize for Best Editing at the Sundance Film Festival), “Knuckleball!” about pitchers Tim Wakefield and R.A. Dickey, and Emmy nominated “Burma Soldier.” They also produced and directed the Ovation channel’s series “The Fashion Fund.”

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