Jimmy Wayne’s campaign to help homeless youth is still going strong today. He’s announced plans to film a documentary on “Meet Me Halfway,” a 1700 mile trek he walked to raise awareness on the situation for homeless teenagers in the United States through most of 2010. The cause is something near-and-dear to Wayne’s heart, as he was once in the same situation as the kids he was walking across the USA for.
Taste of Country is reporting that he has partnered up with i25productions, inc to revisit his journey that started in Nashville, Tennessee and ended on foot in Arizona. He’s credit the walk in the past as something that’s changed his life for the better, which included random fans on Twitter joining him as he made his way through their towns and cities on foot. Wayne had spent many nights sleeping on the ground, to try to raise awareness and understanding of what homeless teenagers face every night they live out on the streets.
“We’ll be doing some extensive filming,” Wayne tells Taste of Country. “This documentary is no joke. It’s not like me taking my HD camera and capturing stuff from the walk. We’re going to use my footage as well, but this is a very professional documentary. It’s going to be a recap of my walk, but what i25productions is going to do is all get in the car and drive the route I walked, stopping at certain landmarks, staying in places I stayed and interviewing people I met along the way … just documenting all of it.”
The film will be filmed by the California-based company, who have added on an Emmy-winning cinematographer to the cast. Jonathan West, known for his work with “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “C.S.I.” will work as director of photography. There is no word yet on when the project is expected to be completed or when fans can be able to finally watch the documentary. Wayne is planning on releasing an album inspired by his experiences during this charity walk later this year.