Award-winning indie director, Jerry LaMothe (Amour Infinity, Blackout, The Tombs) is currently in development to shoot the most anticipated project of his career, “The Promise Keeper.”
The Promise Keeper is an intense drama that follows the lives of two childhood best friends from Flatbush, Brooklyn and chronicles the different paths their lives take over the course of two decades. When one friend gets deported back to Haiti, the other takes his first visit to the island, in search for answers, only months after the tragic earthquake that devastated the country.
LaMothe, who is Haitian-American, says,“There are several projects in development about Haiti, but few with the intention of actually shooting there. I’ve been in talks with people and aligning myself with some key individuals from the Haitian community. They’ve been extremely supportive and enthusiastic about the overall plan with the film. I think it will be a great experience for everyone.”
The film will be shot on location in Brooklyn and Haiti and production is slated to begin in July 2012.
LaMothe’s most recent project “The Tombs,” nominated for a Black Reel award for best independent short film, will screen at the 2012 Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, Ca.
In 2007 LaMothe received rave reviews at the Tribeca Film Festival with the premiere of “Blackout.” A film he wrote, directed and produced starring Jeffrey Wright, Zoe Saldana, Saul Rubinek, Michael B. Jordan and Melvin Van Peebles.
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