"The Oath" is the story that brings a community together after a young African-American man is shot and killed by a police officer, and community leaders and residents are each on the opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to justice for all or injustice towards a specific race or skin color. The difference in our story and other narratives is that the story is examined from five different angles: the family, the police, the church, the protestors, and the media.
We see how the family handles dealing with the impact of death in the household and how they are handling losing someone suddenly especially in this tragic incident. We see how the police officers are struggling with staying true to their brother in blue or standing up for their beliefs. We see how the protestors are dealing with fighting for change, but we see it from two spectrums: peace protesting or justice by any means. We see how the church is caught in the middle of standing up for what's right or getting caught in a cultural war with the members of the church. Lastly, but most importantly, we see how the media plays a critical role in shaping the narrative of what happened and how they play a vital part in shaping the opinions of viewers watching. Each spectrum takes an oath, and in this film, we'll see how that oath is tested.
The film is being produced by 1 Accord Media, an independent multi-media production company providing quality entertainment following faith, uplift, quality, fairness, and collaboration, in collaboration with Victory Productions Network, an independent production company that focuses on creating content that aspires to inspire through entertainment, education, enlightenment, and encouragement by telling real stories that can be received by real people. With the unique composition of our production team, we provide a special mixture of experience, knowledge, advanced technique, ambition and vision. This includes over 95 festival nominations and over 40 festival victories domestically and internationally, in addition to a number of accolades, including acknowledgements as Georgia Trend Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40, Golden Star Ad Honorem in Rome, Italy, and Featured Highlights Awards Honoree. These qualities, combined with our cohesive work environment, will result in a high-quality production. We are confident that our film will surpass the expectations of the average independent film. Our dedication to exceptional filmmaking is evident in our work, which also helps to set us apart.
If you decide to donate to our campaign, we want to say a special thank you with some prizes:
$50 - Exclusive The Oath Wrist Band
$75 - Exclusive The Oath T-Shirt and Wrist Band
$100 - Exclusive The Oath Hoodie and Wrist Band
$500 - Associate Producer Credit, Exclusive The Oath Hoodie & T-Shirt, and Wrist Band
$1,000 - Producer Credit, Exclusive The Oath Hoodie & T-Shirt, and Wrist Band
After you watch this short promo, we are hoping that it will warm your hearts enough to give to our campaign. We want to use our love for the arts and our passion for telling great stories to provide a lens for everyone to see the different points of view in these types of tragedies. We are hoping that "The Oath" will create a much needed conversation, and with your donation, you'll be helping us do our part to change the narrative and change the world.
- TROY BLAND
- Kevin McElveen
- Wanesha Spencer
- Shay Roundtree
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