‘Raising Kings’ One of 68 Films Opening African American Film Marketplace This Weekend!

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FACT SHEET

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RAISING KINGS

A Short Film Directed By Lynne Conner

Logline:         He did the crime and paid with time, now a man must forgive his past mistakes to move forward into the future, but the biggest cross to carry is to learning to forgive his self.

Tagline:          A family of males must mend their past in order to build loving relationships and a healthy future for the youth.

A generational love story about fighting, freedom and forgiveness.

What:              RAISING KINGS (17 ½ min.) a short film

Who:            Making her Directing Debut, Lynne Conner collaborated with writer Francisco Cali to present an honest story of intergenerational healing in a family of males.

Synopsis:       A man comes to terms with the changes around him and continues to look inward for answers.

Contact:        Lynne Conner | 818.749.9695 | [email protected]

Synopsis

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RAISING KINGS is a 17 ½ minute dramatic short film based on Mark King being released from prison to learn everything has changed.  His father has been hospitalized, and his estranged son is a police officer with 2 sons.  His bad choices led to ultimately tore the family apart and Mark seeks to mend his past so he can heal his future.

My short film will be the catalyst for an adaptation to a digital web series.

Goal / Purpose

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How a family can shatter their generational patterns to heal their past, present and future and create loving relationships.

Introduction

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Mark King has to make up for being incarcerated for 20 years by mending his broken relationships with his father and his son so he can build a future with and for his grandchildren.  Shattering the patterns of the past, taking responsibility for one’s mistakes and forgiving to build a uplifting future.

Upon his release he learns his father is sick and dying.  His son has become a police officer

 

Conclusion

The King Family forgives past mistakes and bad choices through therapy, communication, responsibility and accountability and begins bonding and building positive relationships for future generations.

 

TAKE WINGS…SOARING PRODUCTIONS!

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“RAISING KINGS” written by Francisco Cali

Directed by Lynne Conner

CREW

Executive Producer………………………………………….. Lynne Conner

Executive Producer………………………………………….. Multi-Media Architects &
…………………………………………………………………….   Associates

Director…………………………………………………………. Lynne Conner

Producer………………………………………………………… Angela Gordon

Producer………………………………………………………… Tuesday Conner

Producer………………………………………………………… Tony Rumford

Producer………………………………………………………… Francisco Cali

Producer………………………………………………………… Foxx Follies Media Group

Writer……………………………………………………………. Francisco Cali

Director of Photography…………………………………….. Ken Whiting

Production Sound Mixer ……………………………………. Shreyas Srinivas

First AD | Script Supervisor………………………………… Parker Mills

Composer………………………………………………………. Ralph Hawkins, Jr.

Editor……………………………………………………………. Rodney Conner

Set Still Photographer……………………………………….. Laetitia Rumford

Set Still Photographer……………………………………….. Kevin James

Set Still Photographer……………………………………….. Ian Foxx

Grip/First AC…………………………………………………… Onjonet Williams

Casting………………………………………………………….. Publicity4you

Make-Up………………………………………………………… Eddie Gutierrez

Costumes………………………………………………………. Tuesday Conner

Hair………………………………………………………………. Kiriandra Smith

Locations……………………………………………………….. Mount St. Mary’s College

……………………………………………………………………. LAX Shooting Range

 

CAST

Ronald King……………………………………………………. John Wesley

Mark King………………………………………………………. Jermaine Jacox El

Damien King…………………………………………………… Jerrel O’Neal

Counselor………………………………………………………. Francisco Cali

Malik King………………………………………………………. London Mitchell

Jameel King……………………………………………………. Jalon Carter

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