Jacksonville, MS -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/30/2013 -- On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down segregation in public schools in an attempt to pave the way for a smooth transition to an integrated American society. One year later, the South was exploding in the aftermath of what Southern racists had dubbed “Black Monday”—the day the Supreme Court handed down their infamous ruling. On the anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, two young white men took the reins of the ‘southern resistance’ movement into their hands and found a unique and brutal way to celebrate the decision many whites felt was an insult to their heritage.
Unearned Suffering is a revealing movie that challenges Americans, black and white alike to examine the country's jagged history and arrest the demon of racism and its effect on the future as a nation. After nearly ten years of demands from the reading audience Author/Director Bobby J. Smith has decided that now is the time to turn the book into a film. The screenplay is being adapted from the novel and the team is in the first phase of pre-production of the film. Casting for the film is scheduled to begin in the winter of 2013.
The goal of this Kickstarter campaign is to raise the money to shoot the film and get it ready to go into post production and editing. The cast will consist of more than ninety characters and they need to raise a minimum of $100,000 during this first phase of fundraising to begin the filmmaking process. The remaining budget will come from the second and third phase of Kickstarter fundraising and investors that are committed to providing the financing necessary to finish production of the film.
The major challenges in the production of Unearned Suffering are: being able to assemble the right cast to make the film and getting the appropriate distribution of the film once it is complete.
Kickstarter Page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/396271033/unearned-suffering-jackson-kickoff-campaign
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