Jersey City, NJ, January 22, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- "Interrogation Room 109" is an urban film written and directed by independent filmmaker Anthony Malachi and it was in part inspired by his own life.
Upon nearing the film’s completion, Malachi launched a Kickstarter campaign in an attempt to raise $1,500 to finish the film and get it into theaters. There are various incentives for the different supporter levels, including an opportunity to get a spot in one of Malachi’s future projects.
The gritty drama follows a local drug dealer, Slice, determined to win back his beloved ex-girlfriend, Sharon. However, Sharon’s new love, G-low, (played by Malachi) stands firmly in his way. Thus Slice plots a devious scheme, complete with crooked cops, drugs, set-ups, murder, and blackmail to ensure his rival goes down, and stays down. Unlike many contemporary urban movies that mainly glamorize violence, Malachi’s portrayal of the street game depicts a more realistic vantage point complete with consequences. His intent is to use the film’s momentum to connect with, and educate urban, at-risk youth.
Malachi wrote the film with the intent to motivate urban at-risk youth and steer them in a positive direction-something he wishes he had growing up. “I wrote 109 because there are a lot people who are living beyond their means and they end up putting themselves in extreme situations just to keep up with the Jones’. This movie is meant to show that you shouldn’t get involved with certain people and activities just to impress someone. Image isn’t important at the end of the day. Your life is what’s important.”
The movie was shot and edited by Safiyah Smith and stars Lance Booth, as Slice, the sinister protagonist, Claude Joseph, Joffrey “Crash” Gant, Michael Royes, Mohammad Kamara, CiCi Steed, Juan M. Montaño, Vern Wilson, Reco Alford, and Rochelle Walker. The film also features Joey Grant, and Gil Gilead as the crooked officers, Jillian Goytia as Slice’s current lady, and model/actress Tayo Oredein as Sharon.
The film has already garnered some attention from some of black Hollywood’s most elite actors.
The Kickstarter campaign will run through February 11, 2015. The campaign can be found on the Kickstarter website. http://kck.st/1KB1hVr