My name is Cris. Less than two years ago, I lost my mother tragically. In my deepest darkness, it was my co-workers who burned a guiding light. The wake had barely begun when a pair of my union brothers came into frame. The following months were filled with the work and camaraderie that I needed to keep myself together. This past Christmas, I was blessed with a baby boy. I have my industry and the community surrounding it to thank for his happiness and health. My ability to provide for my growing family is dependent on the Massachusetts film industry. If my industry dissolves, not only would my family’s income be challenged, but the community that made my family possible would be lost.