EXCLUSIVE: Freestyle Digital Media, the digital movie distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, has acquired North American VOD rights to the Emmy-winning documentary When Claude Received Shot. The movie premiered on the 2021 SXSW Movie Pageant and made its broadcast tv debut in Could 2022 on the award-winning PBS documentary anthology collection Impartial Lens. The documentary shall be out there to hire and personal on North American digital HD web, cable, and satellite tv for pc platforms on September 27 by way of Freestyle Digital Media.
When Claude Received Shot follows three strangers tragically sure collectively by way of gun violence and a five-year journey navigating a flawed justice system on the way in which to restoration and forgiveness. Whereas visiting his hometown of Milwaukee, father of three and aspiring legal professional Claude Motley is shot within the face by 15-year-old Nathan King throughout a carjacking gone fallacious. Two nights later, King makes an attempt to rob Victoria Davison, who fires her gun in self-defense, partially paralyzing King from the waist down. For the following 5 years, When Claude Received Shot follows the story of those three strangers introduced collectively by a weekend of gun violence. On the middle of this story is Motley and his arduous recuperation, each bodily and emotionally, as he persists by way of a number of surgical procedures, catastrophic well being care payments, and trauma. Over the course of his journey, Motley finds himself torn between punishment for King and the injustice of mass incarceration that disproportionately impacts Black males and boys.
When Claude Received Shot was produced by 371 Productions in affiliation with Stick Determine Leisure, Snoopadelic Movies, the Impartial Tv Service (ITVS) and Black Public Media. The League is influence producer for the movie.
On why he determined to Govt Produce When Claude Received Shot, Snoop Dogg mentioned: “I’ve been immediately affected by gun violence by way of the deaths of buddies and associates. I perceive the ache that Claude and his household felt. I additionally perceive that there are victims on either side of the gun, together with the younger man who shot Claude. We have to put money into our younger individuals. That’s how we heal our society.”
“Frankly, I want I by no means made this movie as a result of that may imply my pal, Claude, would by no means have been shot,” mentioned filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein. “However actuality is actual, so I’m honored by the belief Claude had in me and and the intimacy of filmmaking that our 20 years of friendship allowed — and I’m particularly grateful that this extensive launch will additional permit Claude to share his story and humanity, as all of us should do our half to radically cut back gun violence.”
“I hope that anybody who watches this movie will change their minds as to the complexity of gun violence,” says Claude Motley. “I’ve discovered that gun violence doesn’t start or finish with a single bullet. Its influence doesn’t finish solely with the one who was on the opposite finish of the barrel. The influence of gun violence runs deep. For therefore many, particularly amongst communities of shade, it’s the catalyst for generations of ongoing trauma. Solely after we can deliver compassion and empathy to the subject material and humanize the difficulty can we act passionately in fixing the issue. This story isn’t just my story. It’s the story of 1000’s of individuals throughout this nation who get shot each week, each month, and so they cope with the identical actual issues I’ve handled”
Freelance Digital Media negotiated the deal to accumulate When Claude Received Shot immediately with Jamie Schutz of Stick Determine Leisure.