The Wide Open Dreams documentary (trailer below) of how Open Hiring dramatically changed Greyston Bakery employee Shawna Swanson’s life continues to draw interest, including most recently from acclaimed actor and creator of Laughing Man Coffee, Hugh Jackman, who visited with Shawna and Greyston President and CEO Joe Kenner.
“Mr. Jackman saw the WOD documentary and asked if he could visit Greyston Bakery and meet Shawna. He was as gracious as could be, and we’ve followed up on his interest in Greyston Bakery, which we’re excited about.”– Joseph Kenner, President & CEO, Greyston
Kenner gives much credit for the success of the WOD documentary to the students at SUNY who produced it, and in particular the Director, Paulina Jaskiewicz “Paulina really captured in the documentary what Open Hiring is all about and how it changes lives for the better,” he said.
Wide Open Dreams is currently making its rounds on the film festival circuit, to continue to support this project and the students who have devoted their time and resources to telling this powerful Greyston story, please consider a donation to support and propel their work.