Smoke Premiere 2018

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“On The Guest List!” attends the premiere of the independent film “Smoke”, Mackleen Desravines, I wrote and directed the movie.  This episode was hosted by J Joseph, watch JJ talk with the different cast members from the movie. From Kendrick Cross, Reece Odum, Blue Kimble and many more. This is another great episode of “On The Guest List!” brought to you by

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Film Summary "Smoke" is a film, based on a true story about the conviction of a man, who within a span of 25 years, murdered two sets of his family. The man, whose name is Adrian in the film, played by Kendrick Cross, murdered his first wife, who was pregnant. He then goes to jail for less than 16 years, comes out, and 10 years later murders four of his children. The film focuses on all the people involved in the case, such as the defense attorney, played by Blue Kimble and prosecution attorneys played by Reece Odum and Liz DeCoudres. Perspective The angle the short takes on is similar to the movie "Crash". It shows different perspectives of everyone involved in the case. Audiences will see how the attorneys deal with the case, such as the conflict the prosecution attorney faces trying to appease the victim and her family and the harsh realities of the law. They will also see how the defense chooses their case and represent a murderer. The relationship of the couple is also something that is explored. How the couple came together, when it fell apart and where it finalizes in the courtroom. Other family members, such as the father played an important role in the script because the father is who introduces his daughter to the man who will later murder her children. Another perspective the script focuses on is the judge and her assistant. Their roles are added in to show an outside perspective of how others see the situation. Takeaways In the original case and in the film, the man who murdered his family is convicted of second-degree murder with the option of parole. Audiences will understand how the judicial system handles extreme cases like this and see the unfairness in laws.


Film Synopsis Two attorneys, Natasha Marshall played by Reece Odum and Joe Tucker played by Blue Kimble, face off in trying to decide the fate of a man, Adrian Brown played by Kendrick Cross, who in a fit of rage commits an unthinkable crime. Natasha Marshall, prosecution attorney, believes in justice and the death penalty, while Joe Tucker, defense attorney, thinks time served in jail can change and rehabilitate a person. When being faced with a suffering family and flashbacks of her private grief, Natasha fights against what the law demands to find justice in the pool of blood created by rage.

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