Former French Heavyweight boxing champion, Christophe Mendy has been cast as famed heavyweight boxing champion, Jack Johnson in the upcoming film, Rediscovering Kate Carew.
In retirement, Christophe now enjoys his time by sharing his passion and love for the sport of boxing with youth organizations and personalized training. Christophe maintains a fierce training regiment while taking part in various film and television projects, as well as causes which promote youth enrichment and fitness.
Writer: Anna Jhirad
Director of Photography: Carlos Chiossone
Historical Consultant: Kathleen Hulser
Editor: Lewis Erskine
Associate Producer: Charles Jones
Executive Producer: Samuel Pollard
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Recent benefit guests screened clips from the upcoming film, Rediscovering Kate Carew, at a benefit/support party on 7/10/14 in NYC.
Event guests also had the pleasure of playing ‘Kitty Hawk: Balsa Flyer’ in a nod to Kate Carew’s interview with the Wright Brothers…guests attempted to glide their flyers to safety, and in return win a limited edition tee.
Party Benefit for Rediscovering Kate Carew Film/Exhibition Project on Thursday July 10 at Contra Studios. 7 to 10 pm. Sneak Preview Film Clips, Cast and Crew, Caricatures, Games, Brothel Melodrama, Fabulous Costumes & DJ mash-up of Ragtime & House/Techno/Hip Hop.
Come Drink, Dance and Celebrate with us.
The film production moves into high gear this year is launching fund-raising with this event.
Special performance of scenes from a risqué melodrama about prostitutes and Bowery lowlife that were so common at the turn of century the genre was called the brothel play. Then – as now – America worried and obsessed about the modern woman, sex in the city and women’s rights. Kate Carew wrote and drew about these issues in 1910, highlighting the abuse of streetwalkers, some of whom were called ‘white slaves’. Vice as social issue and drama.
LEVELS OF SUPPORT:
ANGEL: $15,000 or more
OUR CURRENT PROJECT GOAL IS $100k WHICH WILL COVER THE COST OF REMAINING EVOCATIVE SCENES TO BE FILMED, ANIMATION SEQUENCES, SCRIPTING, ORDERING ARCHIVAL ELEMENTS (STILLS & FOOTAGE); COMPLETE SOUND TRACK; AND EDITING A PRE-FINE CUT FOR TELEVISION PROGRAMMERS.
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Lewis Erskine has been a film editor for more than twenty five years. His credits include the award-winning “The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords”; “Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind” (American Experience); and two and a half episodes of the Ken Burns series, “Jazz: A History of American Music.” Lewis Erskine has edited the Emmy award-winning “The Murder of Emmett Till”, which premiered at Sundance 2003, and “The Fight”, about the two historic bouts between Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, a Sundance 2004 special jury selection. Lewis’ “Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple,” premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. His latest documentary, “Freedom Riders” was showcased at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and won both the prestigious Emmy and ACE Eddie Awards for 2011-2012.
Laia Cabrera is a filmmaker, editor, and multimedia artist. She is co-founder of the multi media group Vertiginosas Theater and Film Company established in Barcelona and New York. Ms. Cabrera is the recipient of several awards including the KrTU to Creators by the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Kodak Lab award for Best Cinematic Film for “Under Influence.” She is also an award winning visual effects artist, director, editor, writer, playwright and composer. She recently edited the film “Shut Up and Do It” and the docu-concert “Cachao:Uno Mas” with Andy Garcia and Cachao, which aired on PBS.