June 16, 2024


Art Is Experience

New film Officer Down inspired by the death of George Floyd, Sean Bell and countless minorities is in pre-production.

However from Officer Down Trailer

OFFICER DOWN is a hugely persuasive, pretty gripping crime drama with solid social justice-related thematic things.

At this time, Mo Shines is concentrated on bringing his city novel Officer Down to the massive display with actor Rotimi (Electric power collection) hooked up to the undertaking. He lately shot a proof-of-principle trailer to elevate additional funding to full the motion picture. Shines stated, “Officer Down was inspired by all the minorities killed by the police – Eric Garner, Mike Brown, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell… any of them could’ve been me.” Shines’ crafting derives from the harsh realities he was uncovered to rising up in the Bronx. He’s a previous NYC Correction Officer who has been on equally sides of the law.

“Seems like it is open up year on Black folks, on all minorities. We’re weary of cops gunning us down in the streets like animals. Black lives subject! Producing this ebook helped me launch the anger and annoyance I feel seeing Blacks shot down in cold blood. Rising up in the hood, I’ve stared down the barrels of pretty a several overzealous cops. Many thanks to the Most Large, I’m however below.”

In Mo Shines’ novel ‘Officer Down’ a scorned mother hell-bent on bloody vengeance has the total metropolis on edge. In a tumultuous time when the NYPD is included in the deaths of various youthful, black adult males, Faith Green’s entire world is shattered when her son gets to be however an additional casualty. Enraged by the circumstances encompassing her son’s death, she usually takes the law into her very own hands following the cops dependable get off with a slap on the wrist.

“OFFICER DOWN is a hugely persuasive, pretty gripping crime drama with solid social justice-related thematic things. Faith and Capone are likable, charismatic and dramatically complicated guide figures, and the reader empathizes with their quest for vengeance for Malik’s senseless murder. The drama properly escalates in dramatic pressure, substantial stakes, urgency and complexity as it builds to the climactic showdown. The script impressively evokes a sense of gritty authenticity in its depiction of police corruption and brutality, and lifetime in the jobs of Manhattan. The script’s incorporating things of the current-day Black Life Make a difference and anti-police brutality actions tends to make the story feel even additional topical and suitable.” – 2019 Slamdance Screenplay Competitiveness

The creator tends to make his intentions apparent. He’s not endorsing violence versus police officers. “In no way am I telling persons to go out and shoot cops. That would only make issues worse. Apart from, there are a ton of good cops out there. Then there are the set off-joyful types. They do not appear to be to worth human lifetime – Black lifetime.”

Shines states that the concept embedded in Officer Down is “…if you do not stand for some thing, you die for almost nothing. Folks can only just take so significantly before eventually hanging back again. I feel 50 Cent is the only 1 with ample guts to just take on the undertaking as a guide and producer,” stated Mo Shines. “Most persons shy absent from this kinda written content. 50’s crafted for it.”

The previous NYC Correction Officer turned audio video director and creator can no extended stand idly by when persons in his group retain finding gunned down by cops, he’s been protesting for the previous three days in NYC.

About Mo Shines

Mo Shines is an American director, writer and actor. Born in Brooklyn, NY and lifted in the Bronx, Shines has directed and edited more than seventy-1 audio movies for major artists like singer/actor Rotimi (Electric power collection), Busta Rhymes, M.O.P, and from the legendary Wu-Tang Clan artist Raekwon. Shines’ perform has appeared on MTV, VH1, and Guess networks. As a organic born writer, he is the creator of various posted city fiction books and quick tales with his very first staying Brazen (Q-Boro Textbooks/Kensington Textbooks – 2005), quick-story: Me and Grandma (Ballantine/Random Residence – 2007) and Officer Down (Self-posted – 2012).

Shines is a graduate of the New York Movie Academy in which he studied directing and filmmaking. Although his passion is directing, his gifts and schooling have also landed him in entrance of the digital camera as an actor in various community tv shows. Shines was featured as the Stick-up Guy in episode 1 of Wu-Tang: An American Saga on Hulu and as an inmate in 50 Cent’s crew in NBC collection ‘For Lifetime.’ Instagram: @IamMoShines


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