KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – This weekend’s video is a bit different. It’s a request to help complete a work in progress. Black Cop is a feature film by renowned Halifax writer/director Cory Bowles about a day in the life of a police officer, but not just any old day.
This is what Bowles told the CBC last fall. “(Black Cop) gets profiled himself off duty and that unravels him a little. He hits a breaking point and then spends a day terrorizing the more privileged community that he’s sworn to protect.”
I want to see that movie. So does Bowles.
“I would be lying if I said I wasn’t profoundly affected by the current situation and relationship between my community and law enforcement,” writes Bowles on the Indiegogo page. “And sometimes it can be so scary it’s funny. Tackling a story rooted in social issue can be daunting, but it can also be fun. It can be humorous, ironic, and entertaining‐ even if it may be uncomfortable at times.”
“That’s what made me an artist in the first place. To ask, to question, and maybe even help something somewhere,” Bowles writes.
The film is nearing completion. Filming is done, the editing process is completed, what’s left is the post production process, things like some of the sound editing, colour correction, and other technical stuff that isn’t even remotely on my radar.
That’s where we come in. Check out the trailer, and then hurry on to the movie’s Indiegogo site. Let’s make this happen!
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