PREMIERE: ‘Til We See The Sky Short Film

Watch the premiere of ‘TIL We See The Sky by Eightfold Creative, produced by Bre’Ann White and Mic Phelps.

The history of Detroit has changed vastly over the past century. It has faced countless moments of hardships and injustice, economic and political ups and downs, but a sense of optimism and pride for the city remains in the hearts of many of those who live here.

Til We See The Sky seeks to open up a conversation around the disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on Detroit and African-Americans, and the spirit that held on, even as the worst pandemic in modern history ravaged it’s neighborhoods. The production for this film began during the height of quarantine at the beginning of May 2020, but during the editing process, an unarmed black man, George Floyd was murdered by police. Sparked by the unjust brutality that Mr. Floyd faced, and fueled by the on-going systemic racism and police murders of Black people in this country, the Black Live Matter Movement has swept across the globe with more force than ever before.

As storytellers we decided to pivot our film and broaden the message beyond the pandemic and speak to all the injustices African Americans face as whole, and how the city of Detroit embraced the movement and demanded change and justice. This film wouldn’t have been possible without the meaningful leadership and work from Detroit Producer, Bre’ann White, and Writer, Mic Phelps.

On the website you can find resources and support for those affected by COVID-19, as well as organizations and resources related to learning about and supporting the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Our film was intended to both document the lived experiences of real people in our neighborhoods, as well as provide a glimmer of hope when it felt like it was needed most. To inspire a sense of togetherness and faith that we could come out on the other side of this pandemic moving towards a world that is better and more equal than the one we left behind. We wanted this film to create positive and productive conversations around the protests that are happening across the world, and to help uplift a movement that will make a permanent change, must, make a change – because Black Lives Matter. 

“’Til We See The Sky” Credits 

Voice Over By: Mic Phelps, Monalyse, Chase Walker, Kaylan Waterman 

Featuring:

Leslie Morgan  / Marwan Faulkner / Doc / Roxy  / Kiza / Michael Reyes / Muhammad / Edna White / Yolanda Haynes / Gary Harvey  / Anthony Bost  / Eric Murray / Junior (Jrs son)  / Dedriauna Walker / Dre  / Omi / Dre Dad / Malcom Burke  / Whitney Harmen / Rhonda Slauter / Verna Slauter  / Slauter Family  / Jaibe Bates / Jyra Lisa Bates / Dorian Bates / Jaesha Bates / Dillan Bates / Taiyon Bates / Tia Bates / Jayare Bates / Detroit Protestors  / Matthew Parry  / Lela Terrell-Peoples  / Tray Little  / Mr. Green  / Bre’ann White

Production Company: The Eightfold Collective

Producer: Bre’ann White

Director: Nick Stachurski

Writer: Mic Phelps & Brooke Weatherford

DP: Jesse Barron

1st AC: Josh Nelson

Gaffer: Blake Brown

Art Director: Zach Hagy

Movi Op: David Ketelhut

DIT: Addison brown

Still Photo Development: Express Photo

News Footage Researcher: Aly Weatherford

Still photos by: Bre’ann White & Zach Hagy

Post House: Hiatus

Post Editor: Josh Beebe

Colorist: Sofie Borup

Color Producer: Alexandra Lubrano

Color House: Company 3

VFX: Esteban Melean

Music Composer: David Chapdelaine

Sound Design and Mix: Gabe Sayre

Vocals: Aaron Jones & Kaylan Waterman

Music Sync: Assemble Sound Special Thanks to Stratton Camera, Advanced Multimedia, Dave Saint George, Express Photo

Website: http://www.tilweseethesky.com/ 

RESOURCES + SUPPORT

COVID-19 Support for BIPOC

Where to Donate (Financial) for Racial Justice:

Black-Owned Detroit Businesses:

Mental Health Resources

Films & Television Shows to Watch

Documentaries: 

Feature Films: 

Series: 

Petitions to Sign

  • Color of Change Petition (Demanding ALL officers involved with the murder of George Floyd be charged)
  • Change.org (Pressuring Mayor Jacob Frey and DA Mike Freeman to charge ALL officers involved in the murder of George Floyd)
  • Change.org (Pressuring Louisville PD to arrest the officers involved, especially John Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove)
  • NAACP Petition  (The petition is demanding the “appointment of an independent special prosecutor to lead the federal government’s full and impartial investigation of the murder of George Floyd”, the “resinstitution by the Department of Justice of consent decrees on police departments and municipal governments across this country that have demonstrated patterns of racism towards and mistreatment of people of colour” and the “sweeping police reform–federal legislation mandating a zero-tolerance approach in penalising and/or prosecuting police officers who kill unarmed, non-violent, and non-resisting individuals in an arrest”.
  • Stand with Bre (They are “calling on the Louisville Metro Police Department to terminate the police involved, and for a special 

The post PREMIERE: ‘Til We See The Sky Short Film appeared first on PLAYGROUND DETROIT.