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St. Louis Filmmakers Top Contenders For $50,000 Prize From Pepsi

by Kevin Brackett / Published: August 11, 2010 at 10:24 am   /   Local, Movie News

Vote today for St. Louis Filmmakers to win top prize in Pepsi Refresh Challenge! St. Louis Filmmaker Dan Parris and his crew on “Give a Damn?,” a documentary on fighting poverty, need your help! The film is about two idealist activists (Dan Parris and David Peterka) who convince their friend (Rob Lehr), who is uncertain […]

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Rob Lehr Reflects on Nairobi Plane Crash, Heads Home to United States

by Kevin Brackett / Published: August 10, 2009 at 4:00 pm   /   Local

Heading Home – a Post from Rob Lehr August 9, 2009, 8:58 pm Everything that I contribute to this project from this point forward is dedicated to Frank and Ryan As I walked thru customs at the Nairobi airport to start the process of my 24 hour long solo journey back to the United States, […]

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Local Documentary Filmmakers Survive Deadly Plane Crash

by Kevin Brackett / Published: August 6, 2009 at 11:51 am   /   Local, Off the Wall

From Fox 2: CHESTERFIELD, MO ( – Celebrating a miracle and mourning a tragedy at the same time: two documentary film-makers from St. Louis lived through a deadly plane crash in Africa Saturday. Sunday, their loved ones were, all at once, grateful, worried, and grieving. Dan Parris, 25, planned to make a documentary on extreme […]

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Nairobi plane crash victims improving, from KSDK St. Louis

by Kevin Brackett / Published: August 4, 2009 at 2:29 pm   /   Local

KSDK — A 25-year-old Chesterfield man injured in a weekend plane crash has improved. Dan Parris was part of a local film crew shooting a documentary in Nairobi on poverty. The video on YouTube was shot moments after the plane carrying him and 26-year-old Rob Lehr of Ballwin crashed into an apartment building near Nairobi […]

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St. Louis Local News Coverage of Give a Damn on KMOV

by Kevin Brackett / Published: August 2, 2009 at 6:41 pm   /   Local, Movie News


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KTVI (Fox 2 St. Louis) – Two St. Louis Filmmakers Survive Plane Crash In Kenya

by Kevin Brackett / Published: August 2, 2009 at 12:27 pm   /   Local, Off the Wall

(KTVI – – Two St. Louis area filmmakers in Africa survive the plane crash that killed their pilot. The two young men are even well enough to talk to reporters in Kenya. The plane went down in a fiery crash in Nairobi, Kenya after hitting a telephone pole and slamming into a building. Residents […]

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Letter from David Peterka, Member of the St. Louis Filmmaker Group Who Survived Nairobi Plane Crash

by Kevin Brackett / Published: August 2, 2009 at 11:54 am   /   Local, Movie News

This is a letter from David Peterka, one of four members of “Give a Damn?,” who is filming a documentary in Africa to raise awareness on poverty in the region. If you have not heard, two of the St. Louis filmmakers were involved in a plane crash yesterday, in which both were injured but miraculously […]

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