IT SEEMS TO HANG ON

By Kevin Jerome EVERSON

PICTURE PALACE PICTURES - as SALES / PROD

Romance - Completed 2015

It Seems to Hang On (2015) is based on the true story of the serial killers Alton Coleman and Debra Brown, a young Black couple who cut a violent path beginning in the summer of 1984 through the American Midwest. The film stars Lynette R. Freeman as "Evelyn" and Ricky Goldman as "Donnie"

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Venice 2015
Orizzonti
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Romance, Drama, Crime
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 20 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kevin Jerome EVERSON
    • Writer(s)
    • Kevin Jerome EVERSON
    • Producer(s)
    • Madeleine MOLYNEAUX (PICTURE PALACE PICTURES), Kevin jerome EVERSON (Trilobite-Arts DAC)
    • Synopsis
    • It Seems to Hang On, a short fiction film by the American filmmaker and sculptor Kevin Jerome Everson, is based on the true story of the serial killers Alton Coleman and Debra Brown, a young Black couple who cut a violent path beginning in the summer of 1984 through the American Midwest (Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin).

      The dialogue spoken in the film by the two characters—Donnie (Ricky Goldman) and Evelyn (Lynnette R. Freeman) is based on lyrics from the American soul duo (and couple) Ashford and Simpson's 1979 hit song It Seems to Hang On. The lyrics refer to a couple struggling to hang on or to be together thought adversity. Filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson's strategy was to make a film about a desperate, violent but loving couple on the run from the law.

      The film was shot in and around the city of Detroit, and area where Coleman and Brown committed several murders. Their crimes were horrific, and their victims were Black with the exception of one white woman, a murder that eventually led to Coleman’s conviction and execution. Alton Coleman was executed in 2002. Debra Brown is doing life in a prison in Indiana. Coleman was born in 1956 in Waukegan, Illinois near Wisconsin. Debra Brown was born in 1962 in Ohio. There is no current documentation on how they met.

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