Loosely based on my own story, A Long Night is, at it's heart, about loss and the struggle to find renewed purpose in the face of tragedy. In May of 2007, my brother, Malik Murray, was shot down in the streets of harlem while trying to break up a fight between strangers. One moment - one decision, ended his life and changed so many others, including mine. In the aftermath, there was work to be done and children to take care of. No one could afford to ruminate on their feelings. Only later, working on this film created a space to do this and prevented me from doing terrible and destructive things. Now, it has become my way of honoring his memory and keeping a promise i made to him regarding my own life. Like Jason, I had to make the decision of whether to continue the cycle of death or choose love and healing. You can help me in this pursuit and at the same time enable compelling stories to be told.
It’s been six weeks since promising musician Michael Reed was shot down in the streets of Harlem attempting to break up a fight between strangers yet his brother, Jason Reed, is still drowning in grief and rage. Withdrawing further from his girlfriend Rachel, Jason begins to consider, seriously, the revenge proposition made by childhood friend, Big Dee. In the midst of these deliberations, Michael’s ghost pays Jason a visit and it is this last encounter which holds the key to both his survival and redemption. Jason must decide whether giving vent to his grief will drive him to self-destruct or allow him to hold on to love, heal, and begin anew.
WHY WE NEED THE MONEY :
We have already shot and edited this 30 minute film but we need your help to complete post-production maintaining the same high standard that we have put into this project all along. It was shot in H.D. using the RED camera and an experienced crew of friends and co-conspirators. We've worked very hard to make a film that we can be proud of and that you'll wanna see. THANK YOU for your support!
We have completed a rough cut but we still need to do...
1) The Sound Design
2) The Score
3) The Sound Mix
4) One complicated Special Effects shot
5) The Color Correct
6) Mastering and producing H.D. tapes for Festivals
HOW YOU CAN HELP :
Firstly, you can go to the sidebar to the right and pick out a commitment level that you're comfortable with and click on it. It's easy and you will be able to pay through Amazon Payments. All You need is a debit card, major credit card, or Amazon account. It's great if you have wads of cash to throw at us but every dollar counts...seriously. Make sure to read all the cool rewardsthat you get in return for your support. We picked the bare minimum goal amount that we need to do most of the work left but if we don't reach it, we don't get a dime, your money gets returned and nobody gets those cool rewards they've been waiting for. However, if we go over the limit we get to use that $ - and believe me we need it. So go all in.
- Tell your mama and everybody you know about this project
- Like us on facebook
- Post and Re-Post it on your facebook page
- Tweet about us
- Email your friends
- Pray a lot / Cross your fingers
Watch the ALN trailer. Just click the link : http://vimeo.com/3357403
- (22 days)