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Film & Stage Projects

There are several film and stage projects in development, including a documentary short, four feature length films, and a stage musical. Here are the three film projects in preproduction at this time. 

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So This Is Christmas: Mental Illness in America

In this 30-minute documentary short, we tell the story of one man's harrowing nightmare over Christmas in an emergency room psych ward in one of Boston's largest and most prestigious hospitals. Having been placed on a Section 12, he was involuntarily admitted and nearly fell through the cracks, as he battled to remain calm through his four-day ordeal. If a man with a strong support system of family, friends, and health providers can nearly fall through the cracks, imagine the plight of the homeless, poor, and disenfranchised. 

The Dark

Six teenagers hike into the dark woods of an abandoned ghost town in rural Massachusetts called Dogtown. They are led by a good-natured guide who senses more than he reveals. Along the way, they explore more than just woods, but the very nature of what it means to be an American in these perilous and divisive times. What it means to be human in an often cruel and inhumane world of racism, sexism, homophobia, and the crushing reality of climate change. Sometimes our dreams for this planet come true, but sometimes our nightmares do too. There is more than just legend and lore in these woods, but something sinister. Who will make it out of Dogtown alive? The Dark is The Blair Witch Project for this moment in time. A generation of youth who weren't even alive for 9/11, but have lived through a war on terror that has terrorized us since. What if evil were real and the earth remembers the footprints of its past horrors? Is the earth scarred with the memory of the sins of our fathers? And are you brave enough to enter...The Dark?    

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Autumn Landscape, Dogtown (1934) by Marsden Hartley

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The Passion
of Bobby

We all know Attorney General, Senator, and Presidential Candidate, Bobby Kennedy. But as the saying goes,"The boy is the father to the man." What made this lion of a man? The Passion of Bobby explores a deeply devout teenage idealist with passions beyond what we've ever heard or read about. How exactly did Bobby become RFK? 

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Robert Francis Kennedy (1939) 
Colorized by Jeremiah Poope
www.jeremiahpoope.org 

Meet The Team

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Jon Ferreira & Jeremiah Poope

Jeremiah and Jon have been friends for almost 30 years, having met their freshman year at Emerson College in Boston. When the Covid pandemic hit in early 2020, the two grew closer than ever, and out of their discussions the seeds were planted for important stories they'd both like to share with the world. They began to craft narratives of screenplays focusing on lesser known and marginalized figures from history, whether it be people of color, or the surprising and forgotten stories behind the people we thought we knew. Jeremiah and Jon brainstorm and collaborate on visualizing the narrative, and then Jon takes those notes and writes the screenplays. Interestingly, the two are not wedded to a specific genre, but rather an exploration of the human condition in any form. Jeremiah and Jon's first documentary short will shoot in the spring of 2022, and their first feature length film, The Dark, will go into production in the summer of 2022.

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