Life After Prison Documentary

By Mikel Fair



Life After Prison Documentary Film

Perception: From Prison to Purpose, Directed by Jonathan Reed is an inspirational life after prison documentary film on the Film Festival Circuit. This film is a 2017 Oregon Documentary Film Festival Official Selection. This film also won the Best Oregon Film Award. Furthermore, our judges felt that this was an inspiring story about Noah Schultz. We loved this film for it's re-enactments, story telling, and transformation of Noah. The struggles, trials and tribulations that he went through, really made an inspirational story. At the Oregon Documentary Film Festival, the positive vibes and good energy were welcome during a screening that had a standing ovation. Director Jonathan Reed did a good job of structuring several reenactment scenes that helped take the story to another level. Mpaj Schultz is an inspirational person and it's refreshing to hear his true story, come from the heart. Currently, the trailer is available online and we are still awaiting the release of the full film.


Oregon Documentary Film Festival 2017 Perception From Prison to Purpose


Synopsis: “Perception: From Prison to Purpose” Directed by Jonathan Reed

"On April 14th, 2009, Noah Schultz was arrested for attempted murder in Portland, Oregon. This is the story of his transformation. During his seven years of incarceration, Noah took advantage of every program, workshop and educational service provided. He pushed himself not only to be better. But to challenge our perceptions of what it means to be an inmate. From gang member and drug dealer, to college grad, author, and TEDx speaker. Noah's determination and spirit have launched him to success. Since his release in October of 2016, he continues to advocate for programs in youth correctional facilities. As a result, Noah has inspired countless other inmates to follow similar paths. Noah hopes to achieve reform not only in our prison systems but also in our nation's widespread views. Especially how we perceive inmates and ex-cons. Noah's story is unique, but it doesn't have to be.

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Mikel Fair

Mikel Fair

Mikel Fair My name is Mikel Fair. I am the Director of Film Festival Circuit Inc. First of all, we are a company that manages film festival events in Texas and Oregon. Furthermore, we like to have fun and celebrate independent film. I worked for 15 years in the television and film production as a location sound mixer and production manager. I have also worked in post production as an editor, post sound mixer and composer. Above all, watching independent films and reading creative screenplays is my passion.

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