Kids in the Spotlight offers free online screening of “Cyverius,” a film written and Kids in the Spotlight offers free online screening of “Cyverius,” a film written and
starring foster youth, to provide enjoyment for families stuck at home starring foster youth, to provide enjoyment for families stuck at home

Cyverius Poster

Last year, a group of kids living in the
Hillsides Group Home in Pasadena wrote
a script during a 10-week Screenwriting
and Filmmaking program provided by
Kids In The Spotlight (KITS) a regionallybased nonprofit organization. The youth
wrote an ambitious sci-fi short script about
a global pandemic that pushed them to
explore the depths of their imagination.
“Cyverius” was produced by a
professional film crew, and one of the
foster youth writers landed a dream role
as the star of the film. Completing the
project on a shoe-string budget, the film
debuted for a packed audience at
Paramount Studios last November. No
one could have imagined just how
relevant, timely, and important this film would become less than a year later.

“It is an overwhelming joy to see our youth tell a story that celebrates and values humanity,
despite the challenges they faced growing up in foster care,” said KITS Executive Director,
Tige Charity. “Even though we provide them with the opportunity to tell their stories, their
way, these kids chose to use their creativity to positively impact their world with a story about
hope and harmony.”

Set in the distant future, “Cyverius” tells
the story of two young scientists whose
integrity and compassion are tested as
they travel to a foreign planet in search of
a cure to save their world from a global
pandemic. The highly ambitions film was
an audience favorite at the 2019 KITS
Awards

Cyverius Greenscreen Work

“A good story, like “Cyverius,” can
motivate people to take action and help
ensure the well-being of others,” said Charity. “Over the coming months, we will be asked to
think of others before we think of ourselves. We must recognize small opportunities of
selflessness to act upon—such as practicing social distancing, leaving enough supplies for
others, and lending a helping hand to the less fortunate or less capable.”

Cyverius Behind The Scenes

To watch “Cyverius” please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=Svpntq7vCo8&t=3s, and feel free to share the film with anyone who needs a little bit of hope right now.