It's been more than five years since I first heard Henry's words:
"You do a lot of stuff for friends and family and then when it's your turn? When you're in need? You get a surprise. A lot of times people aren't there. Even the ones you helped the most. When I was at the bottom....I had quit my job. I was gonna find a job right away, but didn't. Didn't have anything in the house, was going to go bankrupt, going to give the house up..."
....and I realized that he had articulated a core experience of adulthood. Finding out that maybe you couldn't trust that the universe would always be good to you.
I started writing a story based on many of Henry's stories (with his permission and the feature film about Jerry and Felicia Harris -- $107 A Day -- emerged.
There's REAL LIFE Henry with his mom -- who inspired a similarly awesome mom in the
$107 A Day Script.
Part of my motivation for developing Safety Net -- a shorter story about Jerry Harris' experience was in hopes that we might make the feature film.
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