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‘Loudmouth’ Confronts Coming of Age in the Face of Violence and Loss

'Loudmouth' Confronts Coming of Age in the Face of Violence and Loss

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Logline: Marcus comes to terms with his brother’s death over the course of a tumultuous summer weekend and finds comfort in a local street gang.

Elevator Pitch: “Loudmouth” is a story about Marcus Webb, a twelve year old boy who is coming to terms with the death of his older brother. Torn between a loving sister who has become his sole caretaker and the sense of camaraderie offered by his local gang, Marcus is forced to make decisions that threaten to rob him of his innocence.

Production Team: 

Amman Abbasi – Director (first feature)
Steven Reneau – Producer
Marc Levin & Daphne Pinkerson – Executive Producers (Chicagoland, SLAM)
Dustin Lane – Cinematographer
Michael Carter – Editor

About the Film: “Loudmouth” is inspired by the many stories I came across while working under the Renaud Brothers on a documentary series in Chicago on youth violence and gang culture. As I listened to these stories — and once we peeled back the gang affiliations — one common theme the youth were looking for was social acceptance. This film will provide a fundamental education in gang structure, but beyond that it has a universal theme that everyone can relate to: “Who you are versus who you want to be.” We have all been through that, especially during our adolescence.

Current Status: Pre-Production

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