AND STILL I RISE

CHANGING FOCUS MEDIA LLC - as PROD

Drama - Development 2019

And Still I Rise" is a true story of a mother’s journey from victim to survivor after a trailer explosion prevents her from fulfilling a promise to her preteen daughter.

Festivals
& Awards

AFM - Los Angeles 2016
Pitch Conference -Honorary
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Drama, True Story
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH-UNITED STATES
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Writer(s)
    • Jean JOSEPH
    • Producer(s)
    • Jean JOSEPH (CHANGING FOCUS MEDIA LLC)
    • Synopsis
    • “AND STILL I RISE” set in New Orleans is an emotionally charged true story about a devoted mom’s promise to her pre-teen daughter to move back to Post-Katrina New Orleans. However, her FEMA trailer explodes before they can relocate. The mom survives her physical injuries by escaping into a dreamlike world of Old New Orleans leaving her daughter’s care to family members. Her journey takes her through the 1940’s -1960’s New Orleans where she must fit in or leave. Rejected, she returns to her physical body and overcomes not only the emotional, physical, medical challenges, but abuse from caregivers, as well. This is a powerful story of one woman’s journey from victim to survivor through faith, inner strength, and self-determination.