Know How

Feature | NR | 105 min


Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Year Produced:2014
Rating:Not Rated
Additional Info
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Production Country:United States
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza
Producer:Paul G. Griffin
Marcus Clarke
Screenwriter:Deshawn Brown
Niquana Clark
Michael Kareem Dew
Gabrielle Garcia
Gilbert Howard
Claribelle Pagan
Ebonee Simpson
Music:Seth Rothschild; Kasper Gaddy
Danny Rockett
Nathan Felix
David Gregory Bryne
Cinematographer:Salvador Bolivar
Tre Shallowhorn
Jac Cheairs
Editor:Stephen Bruckert
Amanda Moreau
Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza
Cast:Joshua Elijah Adams
Deshawn Brown
Niquana Clark
Michael Kareem Dew
Gabrielle Garcia
Ainsley Henry
Gilbert Howard
Lee Jimenez
Claribelle Pagan
Ebonee Simpson


Finding redemption in a broken system.

A captivating drama-musical, Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza’s Know How brings an incredible cinematic experience: a film written and acted by foster care youth, ripped from the stories of their lives. From committing crime in order to eat to surviving an uncaring treatment facility, these youth face unimaginable circumstances, but this musical brings authentic voices and their unseen stories to the screen. Know How is not a documentary nor is it fiction. It’s a hybrid approach for using film to create social change. With powerful performances and both heart-wrenching and heartwarming stories, the hope and strength of these NYC youth will leave you nothing less than inspired.

Screenings Sponsored by MARGARET & SEAN MALONEY.