Film Synopsis : Nathan Bishop, an ambitious and successful lawyer, faces a life changing moment that brings about a chance meeting with Mason Hughes, a man with a rich history, having had the opportunity to be a part of the Civil Rights Movement in this country. Mason sees the good in all and believes it's never too late to make a difference. Nathan soon realizes that his life has greater meaning but has he waited too late to find what that meaning is?
Trivia: After reading the script, Actor Tucker
Smallwood accepted the role and agreed to a fixed fee and expenses, which
helped us meet our budget on the film. He had just finished a curtain call in
Los Angeles on a Saturday night, hopped on a plane, flew overnight to Raleigh,
North Carolina and filmed with us most of the day on Sunday. Having Tucker Smallwood
in the film, for me, was such a privilege as I had been a fan of his work for
The watch that was used in the film
belonged to a family friend, a WWII veteran (who was part of the Normandy
Invasion). Cast member Tina Maynard (Evelyn Hughes) had actually had the
privilege of hearing Dr. Martin Luther King speak in person, when she was only
Our first festival showing was at The
Hollywood Black Film Festival, in Hollywood with Tucker Smallwood and Adrian
Thomas in attendance. Film Accomplishments :
Winner of Best Drama at the Down East Flick Fest in
Greenville, North Carolina. Winner Audience Award at the Macon International Film
Festival, Macon Georgia. Tar Heel Tie In Award at the Greenleaf Film Festival,
Raleigh, North Carolina. Nominee, Tucker Smallwood, Best Actor at The Peachtree
Village International Film Festival, Atlanta, Georgia. Nominee, Best Short Film, The Peachtree Village
International Film Festival, Atlanta, Georgia. Best Editing, Joe Ortiz, Smoky Mountain Film,
Gatlinburg, TN. Best Cinematography, Michael Devereaux, Smoky Mountain
Film Festival, Gatlinburg, TN. FLICK PICK of the WEEK 8 on My Film Works, 19 Jan 2018. In addition to The Watch I wrote and directed a nine part web series, The Carrier. Producing credit is for a short film, This Side of the Fence.
I currently have a screenplay under option and will be directing a independent feature in North Carolina when funding is available.
Length : 23.10 mins Co/Assistant Director : Kasey Michael Producer : Michael Devereaux, Regina McKenzie Lead Male Actor : Tucker Smallwood, Adrian Thomas Lead Female Actor : Lisa Sain Odom DOP : Michael Devereaux Music Director : Thomas Gamble Editor : Joe Ortiz Target Audience : Male & Female, All