An Influence for Good features interviews with nearly 20 individuals, including those who worked with Helene Foellinger, and those who carry her vision forward.
It was filmed in many iconic locations of importance to the Foellinger family, including the Arts United Center, Brightpoint (formerly the offices of The News-Sentinel), Ernest E. Williams Theatre at Purdue University Fort Wayne, Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, Foellinger Theatre, Fort Wayne Museum of Art and more.
On behalf of Foellinger Foundation, One Lucky Guitar engaged in extensive research to understand the family’s history, including consulting with the Genealogy Center and the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society.
In addition, when Helene Foellinger passed away in 1987, she left not only her financial assets, but also her and her family’s personal belongings, to the Foellinger Foundation. These artifacts capture the family’s history—including their sense of duty to their community, and each other, as well as their adventurous spirit. To preserve their legacy, the Foundation embarked on an initiative to digitize thousands of negatives, photos and video reels, as well as protect the family’s personal belongings. Foellinger family archives and artifacts are featured in the film. View the film’s full credits here.