“just what the human spirit is capable of...”
Fevered Dreams Productions was originally founded by Chagrin Falls High School Alumnus and filmmaker David Ponce as his film production company. David was inspired to tell the story of Sparrow Village, an aids orphanage in Johannesburg, South Africa in a documentary entitled “The Lost Sparrows of Roodepoort”. Even as he faced his own battle with leukemia, David wrote:
“Nothing is as important to me as producing a work that is true to Sparrow and showing those who have not visited, just what the human spirit is capable of when faced with something immensely dark and frightening.”
David succumbed in 2006 before his film could be completed. With the help of his friend Brock Carter and Chapman University/Dodge College of Film Assistant Dean Michael Kowalski, “The Lost Sparrows of Roodepoort” was completed and has become an award winning documentary. Fevered Dreams Productions has become a nonprofit organization dedicated to allowing talented filmmakers to tell their unique stories.
The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is dedicated to David Ponce
and to all of the talented filmmakers who share their stories with us at this Festival.
To learn more about David’s life and remarkable legacy,visit: Memory of David Edgar Ponce