Hundreds of Thousands
Work in progress
Supported by Finish Line
Synopsis:
A family reeling from the unjust incarceration of an ailing mentally ill loved one, calls on their faith and the strength of community to right a systemic wrong. Music, love and creativity are used to permeate the isolation of a solitary confinement cell, and a public performance on prison grounds is used to challenge the state to do better.
Filmmakers:
Christian Vasquez
Director
Christian Vasquez is a filmmaker and photographer with a body of work that shifts between documentaries revolving around social justice as well as narrative and commercial work. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a B.F.A in Art and Art History. He is interested in the role that media plays in the pursuit of social progress along with society’s evolving relationship with film as a medium. His films have screened at Slamdance, South By Southwest, the Dallas International Film Festival, and the Austin Film Festival and have been featured by D Magazine and The Dallas Morning News.
Stevie Walker-Webb
Director
"Stevie Walker-Webb is an Obie award winning Director, Playwright, and Cultural Worker who believes in the transformational power of art. As a survivor of poverty and the associative violence that comes with growing up black and poor in America, he’s knows how liberating and necessary it is to create. He is a 2050 Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop and recipient of the Princess Grace Award for Theatre. The Lily Award in honor of Lorraine Hansberry awarded by the Dramatists Guild of America. He’s served as the Founding Artistic Director of the Jubilee Theatre and has created art and Theatre in Madagascar, South Africa, Mexico, and across America. He’s worked as the Outreach Coordinator for Theatre of the Oppressed-NYC and holds an MFA from The New School, and a B.S. in Sociology from the University of North Texas. His work has been produced by: The Public Theatre, American Civil Liberties Union, JAG Productions, Cherry Lane, Zara Aina, La Mama, The New Group, and Wooly Mammoth.