From writer/director/producer Jono Oliver comes a drama titled Home, which stars Gbenga Akinnagbe, Tawny Cypress, Danny Hoch, James McDaniel, Joe Morton, Isiah Whitlock and others.
The short description of the film calls it a story of a man (33 year old Jack Hall) suffering from mental illness (diagnosed at 19, and has seen some rough times over the years, including arrests and hospitalizations), who is trying to rebuild his life. There’s a much longer description, but I opted not to post it here, since it reveals several plot points.
But if you want to read it, you can do so HERE.
Director Jono Oliver has worked as a DGA assistant director on several projects that you’ll be familiar with, including The Great Debaters, Notorious, Guess Who, Barbershop 2, John Tucker Must Die, Snake Eyes, Last Action Hero, and Soul Food.
He’s also written for TV – specifically, CBS’s Blue Bloods and has been honored with screenwriting awards like the IFP’s Gordon Parks Award for Screenwriting.
Home is his feature film directorial debut.
The film was shot earlier this year, and is currently in post-production, although no exact ETA on when it can be expected to debut; I’d guess likely on the film festival circuit in 2013.
It’s a project that’s on my watch-list, so stay tuned for noteworthy updates as they happen.