Film Title: Padlock Men
86 yr. old Barber Walter “Posey” Fodrell on his last day to live shares a memoir of a historically unknown secret pact between John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King & Malcolm X that sparked one of the greatest untold stories in Civil Rights history. This story is the genesis of what became a gritty stalwart band of ‘Secret Civil Rights Soldiers’ known as the ‘PADLOCK MEN’
Key People (cast, crew, etc.):
Lewis T. Powell (Lead Actor, Walter)- Sade E. Moore (Lead Actress, Vivian) – Jermaine Williams (Supporting Actor, Sam R. Wade) – Alex Weed (Supporting Actor, Lt. Fitz McCain) – Antonio D. Charity (Supporting Actor, Mo 7x) – Bobby Reed (Supporting Actor, Oliver Klansman ) Lewis T. Powell Sr. (Lead Actor, Older Walter)
DIRECTED & WRITTEN BY:
Lewis T. Powell
Lewis T. Powell, Wayne B. Witherspoon, Leslie Wong
PRODUCTION DESIGN BY:
Why did you decide to submit to FirstGlance?
It’s prestigious long running festival with a history of showing great films and being accepted would be and honor
Will someone from your team be attending FirstGlance?
Yes the Director Lewis T. Powell, the producers and cast, and some crew will be there to support
What is something you feel is important for our readers to know about your film?
It’s a unique story and perspective of the civil rights movement. A roller coaster ride of the blurred lines of hate love and fear.
What should viewers expect from your film?
My wish is that anyone who views this film will experience the utter pure joy I had creating it. On so many levels my soul was fed and full. Thank you for consideration #gratitude.
Do you have any production stories our readers might enjoy?
#Funfact the older Version of Walter Posey Foddrell is played by the Younger Walter’s real life Father and they are both Master Barbers by trade.
One of the many challenges of our shoot was to cheat so many locations into a 2-day shoot in a confined 600-sft barbershop with limited parking for production and crew.
#Funfact all to the props and wardrobe where authentic to the time and era of the 1960’s it was important to capture the true look and feel for the time period and the grittiness of the tension and moments.
What are you looking forward to most at FirstGlance?
Meeting some awesome filmmakers and celebrating our art.
Where can our readers find more information about your film?
For more information on the FirstGlance Film Festival, or to buy tickets, visit their website.