From Sunshowah Films (Daoud Abeid & Dahkil Hausif – above) and Streetwise Pictures (Kim Jackson) comes a coming of age drama “from the streets of Brooklyn to the Blue Mountains of Jamaica,” titled The Harder They FalI, not to be confused with The Harder They Come, the 1972 Jamaican crime drama classic, which starred reggae legend Jimmy Cliff as an aspiring musician lured into a life of crime, which Clement Virgo is remaking.
Nearly twelve years after the death of his mother, and with an ever growing distance between him and his father, 12-year-old Jabari is on the road to nowhere – and fast. After getting kicked out of school and putting his life in danger, Jabari’s father, Wayne, decides that the only option is to send his son to stay with his grandparents in Settlement, Jamaica, with the hope that the older couple will have better luck reaching the boy. Will Jabari bridge the gap between his anger over a childhood lost and embrace the young manhood that awaits him, or will his future be lost forever? Follow as they travel in a coming of age tale.
The filmmakers completed a succssfull fundraisig campaign that raised over $22,000 to help kickstart production, although they continue to tweak the script, and raise necessary funds, with the goal being to go into production this year.
Based on their past work, accolades and the producer talent they’ve attracted, this looks promising.
Watch the pitch below, and if you want to assist, visit their website HERE: