SIGHRENS tells the story of Benjamin Brown, a Black LAPD SWAT officer who rediscovers his moral compass in the midst of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. In order to find his way, he must face his painful past of police brutality.
Mission StatementSIGHRENS is a timely film that gives us a unique perspective to view the history of police brutality. Our production looks forward to displaying a rare yet honest look from the opposing side through the viewpoint of next generation filmmakers, and a diverse cast & crew of industry professionals.
About The Project
On April 29th, 1992, a civil disturbance takes place in the city of Los Angeles. Four white police officers are acquitted by a jury of beating Rodney King. This infamous case was the first videotaped crime by law enforcement to go viral and ignited the 92’ Los Angeles riots. More than 50 people were killed, 2,300 injured, and thousands were arrested. The City of Angels burned for days causing more than $1 billion in damages. The riots were the culmination of years of police brutality against a community of Black and Latino residents. Soon after, Los Angeles was declared a federal disaster area.
Despite the many controversies involving law enforcement officers, the story Sighrens follows the concept of social justice while demonstrating both pro and con outlooks on police officers. It’s a never before-seen honest look about how a Black officer struggles with his identity and hope to find a better police force in the city of Los Angeles.
In contrast to the recent George Floyd riots, and the 30th anniversary of the 92’ Los Angeles riots, there is no greater time to offer a rare and honest glimpse of one man’s imperfect quest to change the system from within and his eventual awakening to a solution. Sighrens is a period piece that offers a reset by looking to history to educate our youth about the aspects of law enforcement set against one of the most devastating racial disruptions in Los Angeles history.
I became a filmmaker because I believe the power of storytelling could resonate and comfort people in some of their worst and best moments in life. I tell stories in hopes to make an emotional and societal impact on those from all backgrounds. Over the years I’ve developed a recurrent style, voice, and theme of one generation bequeathing things both painful and beautiful to the next. Now, I hope to tell my most impactful story yet with a powerful message of hope, mixed with rage, and despair.
The best part of the filmmaking process is working with a team on a mission to make an influential film despite our cultural, religious, and political backgrounds. It is my goal to serve every project with diversity, ambition, and inclusion.
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Currently, our screenplay is complete, we have secured a majority of our crew, and have found some of the perfect locations to shoot within Los Angeles. The next step is to prepare for production!
We need to raise $60,000 to get through the production and post production phase. To get through the production phase itself, we will need to raise $45,000. Your contribution will allow us to:
- Compensate our incredibly diverse and talented team.
- Pay for equipment rentals.
- Apply for film permits, insurance, and all other necessary elments to ensure health and safety of all our team members.
- Adhere to COVID safety protocols - we want to make sure our team stays extra safe and recieves ample testing supplies and PPE equipment.
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IF WE RAISE $45,000 (Production)
IF WE RAISE $60,000 (Production & Post Production)
Our objective is to initiate principal photography for SIGHRENS between late July and early August of 2022 in Los Angeles. We aim to have all incentives packaged along with the final film by late October. We are confident that with a succesful Seed&Spark campaign, film grants, and personal donations we will be able to achieve this!
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