Daniel & Nate

Documentary Short
Directed by Lauren Cater
Produced by Abbey Hoekzema

An estimated 3.6 million children between the ages of 8 and 18 act as caregivers in their household to a sibling, parent, grandparent or extended family member. The Caregivers shares the intimate stories of caregiving youth growing up in the South and the social workers helping them. These young adults sacrifice their education, childhood and general well-being to support their families. By not acknowledging and experiencing these children’s lives, we run the risk of leaving a generation behind. And this generation has critical skills needed for our changing society.

Support provided by Southern Producers Lab and the New Orleans Film Society


Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2022
Miami Film Festival 2022
New Orleans Film Festival 2022
Indy Shorts 2022
Thin Line Film Festival 2022, Social Impact Award
Macon Film Festival 2022
Chagrin Documentary Film Festival 2022
Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival 2022
Sunscreen Film Festival 2022
Rome International Film Festival 2022
Atlanta DocuFest, 2023

Labs and WIP Screenings
2020 Southern Producing Lab

WIP Screening Indie Grits Film Festival 2019