And that Kinyarwanda producer’s name is Tommy Oliver. Remember it!
Details are limited on this particular project, but this is what I know:
First, it’s titled 1982; second, its based on a true story; third, the story revolves around a black father whose wife suffers from a crack cocaine addiction, and his efforts to protect his 10-year old daughter from having to experience life as the child of a drug addicted mother, while also trying to help her (the mother/his wife) become clean again; fourth, the story is set in 1982 in Philadelphia, at the very onset of the crack epidemic; fifth, Hill Harper, Ruby Dee, Elise Neal, Michael K. Williams and Keri Hilson are starring, with others names circling the project; sixth, shooting begins in Philly next month; and seventh, Tommy Oliver is directing from his own screenplay (his feature film directorial debut), as well as producing, along with Hill Harper and Heather Rae.
Enough info there to tickle your interest; but when I know more, so will you.
And while this is Tommy’s feature film directorial debut, his resume includes 2 short films that he directed, as well as several projects on which he served as DP, editor, and even actor.