A family is
torn apart from one another and their religion when they discover that their
pastor has been sexually abusing their teenage son for years. Although they are
scarred from this betrayal, they ultimately come back a stronger family and spiritual
unit. The film deals with
issues of religion, faith, spirituality, sexuality and forgiveness.
WHO IS THIS GUY THAT WANTS MY MONEY
My name is
Ya'Ke and I am a film writer, director, editor and CEO of Exodus Filmworks. With the help of my producing partner, Ralph Lopez, I've had a pretty good
amount of success with short films and have won my share of awards,
including a Directors Guild of America Student Film Award, a regional Student
Academy Award and best short film awards at the Austin Film Festival,
Urbanworld Film Festival, The American Black Film Festival and the San Antonio
Film Festival, just to name a few. My latest short, Katrinas Son is eligible
for 2012 Academy Award Consideration.
research for this film, I came across a chat room for men who had been molested
as children. The men on this site never told anyone before signing into the
forum, and were only comfortable telling their stories because of the anonymity
of the site. Some of the men became abusers. Some became alienated from
society. Majority never fully healed from the psychological trauma. For boys to
talk about abuse is taboo and even more so if its a clergy member abusing
them. My hope with this film is to open a forum of discussion thats
not hidden, one where those that are abused (MALE OR FEMALE) can share their
stories, not only for their healing, but for the healing of someone else.
WERE NOT TRYING TO ROB YOUWE PROMISE
As anyone who
has ever made a film knows, its not cheap. The funds we are asking for will
only cover a fraction of the production, but will at least allow us to get the
film in the can. The monies
raised will go to food, paying cast and crew, equipment rental, wardrobe,
locations, etc. I could go on and on, but in short, every dime raised will go
into the creation of this film. I will also be applying for other film grants
to help raise money for post-production and distribution. Anything you can
donate will be greatly appreciated!
WORD OF MOUTH
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spaceany social media outlet that you are a part of, give Wolf some love on it.