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SEK 4,214
pledged of SEK 200,000pledged of SEK 200,000 goal
20
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, April 27 2018 5:21 PM UTC +00:00

About

SURVIVOR

My name is Jonas Inde and I'm an author - https://jonasinde.com/author/ - from Sweden. And a songwriter: https://jonasinde.com/songwriter/

I'm also an actor: https://jonasinde.com/actor/

Survivor is my project - a novel - about US prisoner Rod Ferrell who murdered a man and a woman when he was sixteen. The year was 1996 and Rod's been locked up since then. 1998, Rod became the youngest prisoner on death row. 

2002: Working with the script to motion picture Four shades of brown, me and another scriptwriter watched a lot of documentaries. Vampire murders, about Rod Ferrell, was one of them. It was of no use for the script we worked on, but I couldn't forget Rod: he made a lasting impression on me. 2013 I wrote about Rod on Twitter and suddenly his girlfriend popped up in my mentions: "I can get you an interview." Two or three weeks later and after many DMs back and forth I knew this was a reliable contact. And december 2013 I met up with Rod for the first time, in his prison Columbia Annex in Lake City, Florida.

Survivor is also a story about friendship, about brotherhood. And questions are asked:

Why do children choose evil?

Where is the father?

Part one of this story was published in Sweden 2015:

http://www.lindco.se/bocker/overlevare/

Rod's mother Sondra:

Now I'm putting together the already published "Överlevare" and the sequel - based on meetings with Rod Ferrell 2015 and 2016 - to one book: Survivor.

 https://jonasinde.com/survivor/

Status right now: Translator Neil Betteridge is working with the manuscript. Late june or early august, he will be finished. Production will start and late september people are going to order the book from my web site:

https://jonasinde.com

After the book is published I'm hoping to make a TV-documentary about Rod & me. Then I will need more funding than 200 000 SEK, but production of the book comes first. One step at a time. 

I believe this novel is unique because of the friendship between me and US prisoner Rod Ferrell. Journalists rarely - never? - get this close to a prisoner, writing about him or her. Rod hasn't told anyone about the childhood trauma he suffered when he was five, what made him the more than troubled and destructive teenager he was. But he tells it to me in this book, in detail, because "you are a very special friend to me who I trust". Children never choose evil because they're evil. That was the message with Gitta Sereny's Unheard cries, about Mary Bell. That's also the message with Survivor, about Rod Ferrell.

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Risks and challenges

Risk is that this project will not be properly funded so I can produce this book to the finish line and get proper distribution for it - and then people will miss a totally unique story. Paying for a web site and translation of the manuscript, my company is getting dried up. It needs a refill.

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