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Police Drama Uses Ferguson to Ignite Indiegogo Campaign

They also understand just mentioning the word “Ferguson” will draw attention to their project.

“To Protect & Serve,” an upcoming film using Indiegogo.com to raise money for its completion, name checks the embattled Missouri town in its marketing copy.

“To Serve & Protect” Mini Pilot (HD) from Drama Deluxe on Vimeo.
 

 

Here is the film’s Indiegogo.com pitch:

With the recent ruling in New York, Ferguson, the police killing of a 12-year old in Cleveland and the entire nation responding aggressively to these events, I believe now is the time for a feature film that dares to show both sides of a heated topic to try and inspire change. But we need your help to make it happen….

This film needs to say: “Do not mock our sense of justice. Do not say it’s not a race issue. Do not tell us that officers are entitled to shoot to kill just because they’re carrying a badge.” There is no such thing as a code of conduct when cops kill a child holding a toy gun. Police officers are public servants on duty, not soldiers at war.

The film follows a distraught police officer who, after witnessing his partner’s death, goes on to beat a homeless man to death after a routine confrontation.

Director/producer Adam Neutzsky-Wulff says the film’s inspiration came from Kelly Thomas, a mentally ill homeless man killed by police in California. The officers involved in Thomas’ death were acquitted of murder earlier this year.

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