A moving documentary short about the journey and life of Leon Ford by New York-based filmmaker Jackson Tisi (previously featured here). After surviving a traumatic encounter with police in November of 2012, Leon determines not to let himself become consumed by negativity, focusing instead on therapy and community outreach to heal from the past. Watch above and see full credits below!


Directed by Jackson Tisi
Executive Produced by Breakout, Leon Ford, BMe Community, Patrick Donovan
Produced by Luigi Rossi
Director of Photography: Zoe Simone Yi
1st AC: Andrew Lin
2nd AC: Haley Shaw
Steadicam: Calvin Falk
Gaffer: Omar Nasr
Key Grip: Jay Warrior
Location Sound Mixer: Franz Brun
Production Supervisor: Francesco Rizzo
Breakout Founders: Michael Farber & Graham Cohen

Post Production:
Edited by Matt Schaff
AE: Emma Blackman
Colorist: Kath Raisch
Color Producer: Amanda Pilnik
Color House: Company 3
Sound Design & Mix: Raphael Ajuelos
Original Score: Gavin Brivik
VFX: Ned Stasio
Title Design: Jackson Tisi


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