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"Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end"
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My narrative thesis short film, entitled PREY, is based on my father’s reaction to the deterioration of his community and his choice to restore order, even if that restoration caused more harm than hope. The film explores Tim Jones, a father who loves his children, but suffers from the despair of social inequities and worries for the future of his children in a volatile environment. PREY provides a voice to people living in a troubled city that is plagued by violence and pain.

I have received fiscal sponsorship from IFP, Independent Filmmaker Project and I have received a small donation of $500 from Baltimore Filmmaker, Sheldon Candis. We need the financial support from the community in order to tell the stories of the inhabitants. More importantly, I want to create a film where people of color can see a reflection of themselves that is not perceived in a negative light. PREY is currently in the pre-production stages and we are actively working to get the film into production starting in November 2016.

Your contribution will feed our cast and crew. It will make sure we have permits and police protection to keep our cast and crew safe. Funding for the film will also allow us to have locations with lighting and plumbing. YES, WE HAVE TO THINK OF EVERYTHING! Most importantly, your contribution will allow us to create a true reflection of life in Baltimore.

MEET OUR CREW!

Phallon J. Beckham:  Writer & Director

Phallon Is a Baltimore City based Writer and Filmmaker. She has helped to create projects for the Baltimore art publication, BmoreART. It is her goal to become apart of the Writers Guild of America and provide voices to those whose stories go untold.  

 Maceo Tendaji: Cinematographer

Mace is a Baltimore based Director, Cinematographer, and Editor. The brother is skilled! Mace has the unique capability to use his artistic visions to create remarkable art work through filmmaking. It is his goal to start his career in the film business as a music video director.

Jenahye Johnson: Assistant Director

Jenahye is a Baltimore Based Writer and Filmmaker who is a jack of all trades! In the Spring 2016, her film, Eden premiered at the Maryland Film Festival. She made a point to set the tone for the MICA MFA Filmmaking program by writing one of the best films created my the student body. 

 Jamie Duffy: Sound Mixer

Jamie is a Baltimore based Filmmaker, Sound Mixer, and Music Composer. He has worked on many projects in the Baltimore City area and his list of credits continues to grow. In addition to his filmmaking, Jamie is a composer and writes the score for each of his films. 

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    Custom Designed PREY Mug!

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    A special section in the credits will be dedicated to you! Backers will also receive tickets to an Exclusive Screening of PREY + a limited edition PREY T-Shirt!!

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    The Ultimate Package!!!

    You are invited to an exclusive day on set. Get to know the cast and crew to see how a film set operates. Receive tickets to an exclusive screening and a Blu-Ray Copy of PREY + An Executive Producers Credit!!

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