October 14th – October 14, 2018 marked the 5th consecutive event celebrating the life and energy of friend, colleague, and filmmaker, Sarah Jones.
Since Sarah’s life was taken due to negligence on set, her family and some of those she touched have taken the opportunity to raise awareness of safety protocols in the fast paced production world. With initiatives like the Sarah Jones Film Foundation awarding safety based grants to university students in film making programs at UGA and Columbia amongst others, there has been a grassroots movement with the simple mission statement #neverforget #neveragain.
Around 250 members of the Atlanta Film and TV community came together at Bessie Branham Park in Kirkwood for a few rounds of Badminton, Tug-of-War, Drive the Spike, Spike-ball and Cornhole all while enjoying complementary food trucks, coffee and T-shirts to help spread the message. The event was sponsored by Cinelease, a national Film/TV Lighting Rental Company and staffed by volunteers from Productions currently in Atlanta such as Dynasty, Stranger Things, Legacies, Star, The Gifted, and The Resident.