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Preview Award-Winning Found-Footage Fraternity Hazing Film 'He Ain't Heavy'

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act July 6, 2012 at 5:21PM

A found-footage hazing film titled He Ain’t Heavy, written and directed by jeff obafemi carr (the all-lower case is his emphasis not mine), made its World Premiere at the 2012 Nashville Film Festival, where it won the Ground Zero Tennessee Spirit Award for Best Feature Film.
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He Ain't Heavy

A found-footage hazing film titled He Ain’t Heavywritten and directed by jeff obafemi carr (the all-lower case is his emphasis not mine), made its World Premiere at the 2012 Nashville Film Festival, where it won the Ground Zero Tennessee Spirit Award for Best Feature Film.

It's carr's feature film debut, which he says took 9 year to make.

It follows five young college students, Charles Starnes, Hannibal Barca Davis, Robert Johnson, Bodine Gabriel, and Horace Theelder, as they begin the pledge process for a prestigious African- American Fraternity. A Graduate Film Student and Fraternity member, Thomas Hayes, captures their journey on video. Weeks into the process, an early-morning 911 call leads police to a high school football field, where they discover the body of one of the pledges. Told with Pro-sumer Cameras, Cell Phone Videos, Flip Cams and Security Cameras and News Footage, He Ain’t Heavy totally restructures traditional filmmaking with its fly-on-the-wall perspective.

Director carr says that he's currently working to secure distribution for the film, with hopes of being in theaters in the fall of 2012.

I actually dig the concept of this, but the execution I'm not so sure about, if I'm to go based on the trailer below.

But watch the teaser and decide for yourselves:


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