I Am Trayvon: A Jordan Coleman Film

This documentary takes a look at the Trayvon Martin story and Zimmerman verdict through the eyes of African-American young men who are often ignored.
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Jordan Coleman
Film
Hackensack, New Jersey
United States
1 Team Member
Editing

Short Summary

Seventeen-year-old Jordan Coleman is an award-winning filmmaker, actor, author, and education activist. He was named one the 25 Most Influential People in Our Children's Lives by Children's Health magazine. He is currently featured on MSN.com Kid Wonders Web Series. Jordan was named Best New Filmmaker at the Peachtree Village International Film Festival 2012, received recognition from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences at the 2012 Cleveland International Film Festival and in 2011 Jordan won the HBO Best Feature Film competition at the Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival with his film Payin’ The Price, a cautionary tale about teen dating violence. He is also a voice-over actor for his work as Tyrone The Moose on Nickelodeon's Emmy-Winning animated series The Backyardigans.

Coleman's "I  AM TRAYVON" documentary takes a look at the Trayvon Martin story through the eyes of African-American young men. For Coleman the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman case was disappointing, frustrating and appalling. Instead of staying angry, Coleman grabbed his camera and decided to make a film.

The shooting of Trayvon and the verdict sent a clear message to Coleman and other African-American young men that their lives are not valued. Coleman hopes his documentary will give a voice to his peers everywhere who have been silenced, ignored, neglected, stereotyped, misunderstood, discriminated against and symbolically left for dead.

In "I AM TRAYVON" Coleman sets out on a soul-searching journey to learn more about the inner thoughts of African-American young men from all walks of life. He talks to African-American young men about the Trayvon Martin story, Zimmerman verdict, race relations and what African-American young men need to do to find their place in our society. Coleman also interviews law enforcement officials, parents, politicians, celebrities and others for this film.

What We Need: The money we raise will be used for:

  • Editing
  • Sound Mix
  • Color Correction
  • DVD Duplication
  • Marketing Materials/PR
  • Film Festivals

The Impact Statement

I hope you will support my "I AM TRAYVON" film project because it will serve as a tool to hear how African-American young men feel about the verdict in the Zimmerman trial and spark a conversation about the role of African-American young men in the country.

This documentary is my third film. My first film Say It Loud was picked up by AMC Theatres as part of the AMC Kids' Summer Movie Camp. Payin' the Price won several awards.

I would appreciate your help in making this film.

The Legal Stuff

Premiere tickets do not include transportation or accommodations

By emailing your photos and video to jordancolemanfilms@gmail.com you understand your photos and video may be used in the documentary and you will not be compensated.

 

Other Ways You Can Help

If you are unable to contribute monetarily to making this film, please send photos and videos:

  • Email a photo of you wearing a hoodie to jordancolemanfilms@gmail.com
  • Email a video (1 minute) with your honest feelings about the Zimmerman verdict to jordancolemanfilms@gmail.com

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