Filming - Chicago
Production began on May 7th when we traveled to Chicago to film with Olivia and Soeren Palumbo and their family. Olivia and Soeren are one of our sibling sets - Olivia has an intellectual disability and inspired Soeren to co-found the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign. We were welcomed with open arms into their home and lives and soon discovered what a tight-knit family they are (definitely one of the closest families we've ever met). We spent four days filming with the Palumbo's in their home, at the bowling alley, at Olivia's job site and life skills class, and even played a round of Garage Band in their basement after filming one evening! We were well-fed (thank you Kristen), had plenty of high-fives (thank you Olivia), and left feeling like we were part of the family. We also had the honor of sitting down with Soeren and co-founder Timbo Shriver for an interview about their experience with the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign - it was one of the most engaging and memorable interviews, a true privilege!
(For more information on Soeren & Olivia Palumbo and Timbo Shriver, please visit our 'CAST' page)