My name is James Castillo. I am an independent filmmaker based in Los Angeles, CA. Like Gerald, I am also a Cebuano, a Visayan from the Philippines. I moved to California over 10 years ago and I made it a commitment to be an independent filmmaker telling stories that reach into the soul of humanity. This feature documentary film is one of those projects that makes us more human.

Running for Freedom: My Journey as an Ultra Marathon Runner is a film about one man’s journey to find freedom. Freedom is many things to many people. As we journey alongside Gerald, we will discover what freedom means not only for Gerald but also for us, the viewers and the filmmakers.

I hope you can join us in this journey. We need all the support we can get to make this independent project a reality. In kind support is very much appreciated.

Thank you,

James Castillo