A single-mom in the South Side of Chicago makes the decision to put herself on the path to a better future in this moving documentary short by NYC-based director and photographer Daniel Soares (previously featured here). “The Way Out” is just one story from the 44 million Americans holding student loans, totally over $1.5 trillion.


Director: Daniel Soares
Production Company: Voyager
EP: Andrew Hutcheson
HOP: David Brickell
Producer: Bree Myers
DP: Jeff Melanson
Editor: Alvaro del Alvaro Del Val
Post Production: Uppercut, Wax
Color: Framestore
Colorist: Maria Carretero
Color Producer: Rachel Cohen
Agency: Pereira O’dell
Agency Producer: Josh Diaz
CD: Estefanio Holtz, Andre Bittar
AC: Matt Miele
Gaffer: Guillaume Le Mezo
Sound Mixer: Colin Mulhern, Ed Bornstein
Audio Post Production: One Thousand Birds
Sound Design & Mix: Hayley Livingston
OTB Executive Producer: Kira MacKnight
PA: Marlon Bracamontes, Jeremy Freeman, Chris Forston


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