Watch a recap of our event as we celebrated MLK BLVD and showcased the upcoming King Blvd Feature Film! During the event attendees learned about the film from the creative team behind the project, took part in a community panel and enjoyed the talents of Spoken Word & Musical Artists.
Joshua should be a statistic. He is a 20 something black male living in the inner-city. Ready to break the mold and do something positive with his life, he dreams of a successful career. But he's convinced his environment is holding him back.
His mentor offers him an amazing life-changing opportunity but only if he succeeds in reviving the tumultuous Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
King Blvd is a social comedy that depicts the perplexing phenomena of many Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd streets being located in blighted neighborhoods (aka the hood).
As we begin to create the 90 minute+ full length King Blvd Feature Film, funds are needed to cover production startup costs including, securing filming locations, casting, story-boarding, filming equipment, audio recording, editing, legal, marketing and so much more. We are truly appreciative of any support you can offer. Supporting the project will not only allow our team to create content that entertains and elevates but also unveil an underlying issue and provide a vehicle for change.
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As a young man growing up in Detroit, MI I noticed our MLK street didn't reflect the world-changing leader I learned about in school. The dark reality of the MLK street I saw didn't equal the light Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood for. Once I began to visit other places and research other cities throughout the USA, I realized this wasn't isolated to just Detroit. - Earl Hardy, KING BLVD, Writer, Producer
Please take a moment to read a fantastic write up on our film, the history and our plans going forward.
In early 2019 our team created the KING BLVD "Short Film". This content was created to provide a visual example of the themes, humor and heart of this idea. Once funding is secured for the KING BLVD Feature Film, many of the elements depicted in the short film will also be portrayed in the feature film.
To understand the historical background please see this article.
Read about the long debate over naming a street after MLK here.
Read about the 32 year debate to name a street after MLK here.
Review the harsh reality and optimistic plans to revive the MLK street in this article.
Learn about the other side of MLK Blvd here.
Learn about the rocky road to street naming here.
Read the difficult process via this article detailing the journey.
Learn about the combative history in this article.
Read about the pushback during this process.
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