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Project of the Day: ‘Bloodsworth – An Innocent Man’

Project of the Day: 'Bloodsworth - An Innocent Man'

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Bloodsworth – An Innocent Man

Tweetable Logline: Charged. Convicted. Sentenced to Death. Innocent. The remarkable true story of the 1st death row inmate exonerated by DNA in the US.

Elevator Pitch: “Bloodsworth – An Innocent Man” is a documentary memoir recounting Kirk Noble Bloodsworth’s remarkable journey through the criminal justice system. An innocent man convicted and sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit, Kirk became the first death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence in the United States. Set against the backdrop of his 2013 battle to repeal the death penalty in the state that sentenced him to death, “Bloodsworth – An Innocent Man” offers an intimate glimpse into what it is to wake to a living nightmare; an innocent man caught in the perfect storm of injustice.

Production Team:
Gregory Bayne – Director / Producer / Editor
Gregory Bayne, Travis Swartz, Matthew McClain – Cinematographers 
Matthew Wade – Animation
Patrick Benolkin – Music

About the film: Many times, when we see a face flash across the news screen followed by the word “suspect,”we assume guilt. We tend to not think past the headlines, much less consider those innocent victims like Kirk who get swept up in the criminal justice system through no fault of their own. These things happen to “other people.” This is the film about the person it happened to. It is my hope that in telling Kirk’s story we can shed a light on this indifference enough to give us pause the next time we are faced with a rush to judgement.

Current Status: Fundraising for post-production & distribution.

For more information and to support this project: Kickstarter Page

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