Crowd Funding: Dr. Wright Talks with Michel Shane
Michel Shane kissed his daughter Emily goodbye for the last time in April 2010. As she walked alongside the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, to meet him for ride home following a sleep-over, a speeding motorist swerved off the road and struck her, killing her.
Emily became yet another victim of a road nicknamed “Blood Alley.”
Shane, an executive producer of Catch Me if You Can and I, Robot, hopes to end the senseless loss of life – in his community and others across the country – by doing what he knows best: telling the story on film.
He has launched a Kickstarter campaign, which runs through Aug. 20, to raise the money to make a documentary on his daughters story, the dangers of the PCH and how communities across the country can help make their notorious highways a better and safe place.
Michel Shane is a filmmaker, producer and co-founder of Hand Picked Films. He’s best known as the executive producer of “Catch Me If You Can” and “I, Robot,” along with his business partner Anthony Romano. On April 3, 2010, Shane’s 13-year-old daughter Emily Rose was killed by an erratic, speeding motorist on Pacific Coast Highway, a road that has become notorious for motorist and pedestrian fatalities. Lined by homes on one side and ocean on the other, it serves a community of 13,000 but draws hundreds of thousands of motorists on holiday weekends. Recognizing that many communities have a deadly highway, Shane hopes to provide a “template for change” using his documentary as a catalyst.