In 2005, Paula DuPré Pesmen took a sabbatical from a successful film career (Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Mrs.
Doubtfire, Home Alone 2, Nine Months, Stepmom, Jingle All The way, Rent
) to found the non-profit There With Care. During her time as the Associate Producer on the first three Harry Potter films, she was inspired by over 65 families of critically ill children through a program she started with film director Chris Columbus welcoming them to the Potter sets for their wish-for-a-day. The services offered by the non-profit are all things that families from the Potter sets have shared would have made their lives easier during the illness of their children.
While starting There With Care, Paula also joined local Colorado director, Louie Psihoyos, to start his non-profit Oceanic Preservation Society, where she worked for five years as a Producer on the 2010 Academy Award© winning documentary The Cove. She is currently working as a Producer on the documentary Chasing Ice following Colorado photographer, James Balog, and his work documenting the melting of the glaciers.
As founder and Executive Director of There With Care, Paula oversees the daily operations of the organization. The overwhelming support Paula has received from her personal and professional communities is a testament to her passion for helping families in need.