I am trained in acting, stage combat and producing and the opportunity of a life time fell into my lap when I came across Billy Sutton. This man has gone from selling flowers on the streets of Birmingham to being made an honorary colonel in the Miami Police Department and asked me to make a film based on his life.
He believes in the underdogs as he was one himself and has asked for myself, Luke Walker of Falselight Productions as well as Ryan John of R.Noire Films and writer Luke Abbot to help make this film based on his life.
We want to give emerging actors and filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to work on an exciting new project being endorsed by the living legend himself, Billy Sutton, Gary Stretch (Former boxing champion and actor), with original music by american singer-songwriter Billy Mac.
We want to make a film that inspires and opens people's minds to subjects such as alcoholism, drug crime and trouble within relationships through the eyes of a rebel and survivor. To show those who are struggling that there is hope, that there is a brighter future if you want it.
We are looking to raise a small budget to create a short film to distribute to film festivals as well as to pitch as a pilot for a full length feature film.
The money will be used to pay for cast, crew, costumes, props, travel and transport as well as entry into film festivals.
We hope for any profits made from this short film to be used to fund a feature length film and donate to charities that help those who need help as Billy Sutton did.