I Am Douglass is a movie. Or, at least, it will be once we get it made. We're working on raising enough money, finding the right actors, and not having it get shut down by the authorities.
The plot revolves around an FBI agent, Thomas Friedman, and his disc jockey friend, Douglass Washington. They have accidentally come to know certain information about how U.S. intelligence services have access to a lot more of Americans' private information than even that revealed by recent whistleblowers. The movie covers their quest to escape and alert the world about what they see as improper behavior by the NSA and others. It has suspense, action, plot twists, and some funny lines to boot.
4. If you are an organization whose mission embraces one of the following causes, we'd like to hear from you. We might be able to team up for mutual promotional benefit.
• Folks concerned about surveillance overreach
• People who like thriller movies
• Amputees (a prominent character lost a hand)
• People interested in Frederick Douglass
• Auburn and Alabama alums and students(these schools figure into the plot)
• Radio professionals
Contact us right here. We'd love to hear from you.
How can you ensure this movie gets made? Here are some ideas (feel free to do some or all of them)
1. If you are a famous actor, film financier, distributor, director, or other savvy film-industry person, please contact us. We have a script we'd love you to read and a marketing plan we'd be keen to talk about. Potential investors may wonder : why should I choose this independent film to support? Well, a gentleman named Elliot Grove, the founder of Raindance Film Festival, created a checklist for the kinds of questions potential investors like to ask about film projects. We thought it an inspired list, and figured if we answered the queries he posed, it might help investors understand why I Am Douglass will prove a worthwhile venture for you. Read it here.
2. You can buy a t-shirt or other merchandise at our Zazzle store. You will make a statement and look righteously stylish at the same time. Here are some of the designs from which you can choose, if you dare :
The title character's father named him after the great 19th century abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass. The script has a line or two about him, and if our project causes people to want to find out more about him, we'd consider that a big positive.