Friday, December 5, 2014, 3:30PM-5:20PM
Drama Short Film Block 1 - Hard Times and Bad Crimes - Click here to purchase tickets!
Director: Daniel Stine
Category: Narrative Short
Runtime: 28 minutes
Place of Origin: Los Angeles, California
Shooting Locations: Los Angeles, California

Synopsis: (Drama) James Deacon, Jr., the deaf son of a once-promising boxer whose life was wrecked by drugs and alcohol, has struggled for years to escape his father's shameful legacy and find normalcy with a family of his own. Grudgingly leveraging the boxing skills he inherited from his father, he takes on whatever bouts he can find to support his pregnant wife. A tragedy leaves him alone to raise his newborn son.

Cast: Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Harold Perrineau, Michael Bentt, Rutina Wesley

Crew: Writers: Daniel Stine, M.D. Walton - Producers: M. D. Walton, Michael Stine, Derrex Brady - Cinematography: Lyn Moncrief

Production Background & Fun Facts: Harold Perrineau is an award-winning accomplished actor known for the TV show 'Lost,' and films 'Romeo & Juliet,' '28 Days Later,' 'Matrix: Revolutions' and 'Zero Dark Thirty,' among many others. Lawrence Gillard Jr. is currently on the 'Walking Dead' and has appeared in 'The Beast,' 'The Wire,' 'Machinist,' 'Water Boy' and 'Gangs of New York.' Michael Benntt was the WBO heavyweight boxing championship from 1993-1994 before becoming an actor and playing Sonny Liston in 'Ali' and Herbert Youngblood in 'Public Enemies.'

Festivals & Accolades: Martha Vineyard's African American Film Festival, Mini-Cinema Los Angeles

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