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About

The man known as Dr. T.R.M. Howard was a very important figure during the civil rights movement. It is understandable that you may do a double take after seeing his name, especially considering such heavyweights like King, Evers, and a plethora of others. But his contributions to the struggle, coupled with his relentless dedication and persistence, cannot be dismissed.

So, why haven't you ever heard of the name Dr. T.R.M. Howard? That is the job set before us here at JR2 Films; to answer that very question. Why is a man who made such an impact with regard to the civil right's movement and economic power for blacks been so easily forgotten?

We at JR2 Films have a passion for filmmaking and educating. Our desire is to use our film expertise to tell this remarkable story of a most remarkable individual with the hopes that his story can empower others. We also feel that his story is not only important to the history of blacks, but to the history of America.

This film is currently in production, but we greatly need your help to finish the project. Money raised for this project will be used for the cost of travel for interviews of important figures as well as all post production costs such as grading, mixing, editing, and authoring. 

Additionally, you may visit our website at www.jr2films.com where you can sample our work as well as donate directly to us via our donation's page. 

We at JR2 Films would like to thank you for taking the time to view our Kickstarter and we hope that you will be able to help us tell the story of this lost shepherd.

Risks and challenges

There are a few challenges that we could encounter while filming this movie. The breadth of this story stretches from the heart of Chicago all the way to the far reaches of the continent of Africa. Travelling and accommodating talent to be interviewed is a high priority and poses a serious challenge with the lack of funding during the production period. Once the project is successfully funded, there could be additional unforeseeable setbacks such as distributing and marketing, but our knowledge and expertise have served us well over the past 10 years of our filmmaking careers. Our last documentary, "Mound Bayou: Jewel of the Delta," had many obstacles and roadblocks after its completion, however that film went on to win several film festival awards and ultimately landed us a television run. With that being said, we expect nothing less with our new project, "The Lost Shepherd!"

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