Mourning Meal from Poem to Film!
Long has pain whispered its secrets, demanding I try to make sense of one unflinching truth-- that to live is to suffer. There is joy, there is love and beauty to be found, but pain is inescapable in our lifetime. Mourning Meal is an exploration of sorts into the choices we make when confronted by this harshest of truths.
Some of us make pain our enemy, we spend the rest of our lives in open war against it, a war we lose again and again.
Others accept the reality of it and incorporate the inevitable into their lives.
In the film, Mourning Meal, Cheryl decides to make pain her teacher, and like all good knowledge, once the lesson is given- it must be shared.
Based on the Award winning poem by LINDA ADDISON, we feel the script has importance beyond simple entertainment, and intend for Cheryl's tale to leave viewers questioning their own relationship with pain. So they can make more self-aware and courageous choices in their life. Think of this as the world's first inspirational horror movie!!
WHAT YOUR MONEY WILL BE USED FOR:
Your money will be used for hiring the rest of the cast and crew. For promotional materials, and for the color grading and soundtrack of the movie. Films of quality cost so much to make and writers and independent directors aren't rich. Your support would mean so much to our wonderfully Diverse and passionate team. It's a long and difficult road but there's nothing that a community of supporters can't manifest! I believe in what we can create together.
PERKS- (Can only be received if you send your email address in your message after a donation)
1. BROKENHEARTED: You will receive a signed autographed copy of The Mourning Meal poem from Linda Addison herself. Plus your name will be in the Special thanks credits in the film!
2. SUFFERER: If you donate $500 or more you will receive, you will receive an associate Producer Credit on the film! A Signed poster from the director, and a signed autographed copy of The Mourning Meal poem from Linda Addison herself!
3. MOURNER: If you donate $1000 or more you will receive, you will receive a Producer Credit on the film! A seat at the premiere screening with the director and cast. Invite to major festivals the film gets into, and a Signed poster from the director, Poet, and Main Cast. Plus a signed autographed copy of The Mourning Meal poem from Linda Addison herself!
ABOUT THE POET
Linda D. Addison grew up in Philadelphia and began weaving stories at an early age. She currently lives in Arizona and has published over 300 poems, stories and articles. Ms Addison is the first African-American recipient of the world renowned Bram Stoker Award(R) and has received four awards for collections:
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR/WRITER
JAMAL HODGE is a multi-award winning filmmaker. Since May of 2016 Jamal Hodge's films have been an official selection in over 60 Film Festivals and have won 18 awards. In 2018 he also directed the first season of Investigation Discovery Channel's 'Primal instinct'.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
KIYO was born and raised in Japan. He has spread his name in the industry by shooting more than 600 projects for commercials and music videos. He arrived in NYC in 2013. He recently film feature Films called " The Garden Left Behind" (selected by IFP in 2017), “Fair market Value” and a Netflix original drama "Erased" 12 episodes.
ABOUT THE LEAD ACTRESS/CREATIVE PRODUCER
Ruya Koman is a film producer, director and actress and the founder/president of Koman Filmworks. On the acting side, Ruya is currently playing "Mother" on Gotham. She is also developing her feature film, a biopic of a historical American female figure and being coached by Susan Batson.
ABOUT THE SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Lamar David Mackson has over twenty years of experience in event management, video and film production. He worked as a freelance Assistant Director for television commercial and music video production companies and from 2007-2014. Nickelodeon, Amazon, ATT, NFL, THULE,
Sprint and Microsoft were just a few of the success as well as 2013 MTV’s VMA Best Pop Music Video, Justin Timberlake’s Mirrors.