GENERAL HOSPITAL

Jon Lindstrom Shares a Worthy Cause Close To His Heart (EXCLUSIVE)

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Actor Jon Lindstrom (Kevin, GENERAL HOSPITAL) loves getting behind the camera — especially when it’s for Kids In The Spotlight. “It’s a nonprofit devoted to helping foster kids tell their stories through film,” he explained to Soaps In Depth. “They send writing instructors into these foster campuses and the kids who want to do it come up with a story and write a seven-to-eight-page screenplay — usually it’s based on their experiences. If they want to act in it, they have to audition. We show them what it’s like: ‘If you really want to do this, this is what it takes.’”

Once a few of the kids have made the casting cut, professional actors, directors, and crewmembers are called in to shoot each film in a single day. And one summer, Lindstrom and wife Cady McClain (Dixie, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Jennifer, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) both tapped in as directors. “I’m a foster dad, so it’s important to me,” Lindstrom shared. “Besides, I like young people and if they’re interested in something I can show them, I’m happy to educate them.”

This story originally appeared in our print magazine

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