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Fundraising Campaign For A Powerful Film With A Serious Message, ‘Blame’

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act January 31, 2014 at 3:06PM

We’re dealing with some heavy duty stuff here, but filmmaker Kellee Terrell is currently on a crowd funding mission to raise the money to complete her powerful short film with a serious message, titled 'Blame.'
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Blame

Admittedly we’re dealing with some have duty stuff here, but filmmaker Kellee Terrell is currently on a crowd funding mission, via IndieGogo, to raise money to complete her short film Blame.

Ms. Terrell, who is a journalist and currently an MFA Film Directing candidate at Columbia College of Chicago, wrote and directed the film, which deals with Jason, a young working class father, who finds out that his recently MIT-admitted son and his friends, have gang-raped Lala, a friend who lived next door. 

Given that (the victim) killed herself and the only proof of her assault is a video on the son's cell phone, Jason finds himself in the midst of a moral dilemma. Haunted by Lala's ghost, Jason spends the day deciding whether to delete the video to ensure his son's promising future OR turn Junior into the police.

Heavy stuff indeed, which begs the question: why did the filmmaker decide to tackle such a grim and serious subject for her current project? Well according writer/director Terrell:

"It's important for filmmakers to have their finger on the pulse of society when creating work. So whether it’s Steubenville, Ohio; Missouri’s Daisy Miller; or the 11-year old who was gang raped by 18 men in Texas, our media provides us with constant examples of how we live in and suffer in a rape culture. A culture that not only devalues young girls and women, but blames them for their own victimization, instead of their male perpetrator.”

She also went on to say that:

“And so I wanted to know who these people were who blame the victim, who protect the boys and sacrifice the girls, especially in the African-American community. So, I wanted to live with the people--who I don't really understand-- for a day to see is anything about their experiences that can be used to shed light on how to fix this problem”

She has just 16 days left to reach her goal, so go HERE to contribute to her Indiegogo campaign. Check her video pitch below:

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