Four years after the devastating tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina that shook the nation, Arbella Studios, in association with JuVee Productions and Unanimous Media, presents an SDG and Fiction Pictures Production, “EMANUEL,” opening in movie theaters nationwide through Fathom Events on June 17 and 19 only. Documenting the events of June 17, 2015, “EMANUEL” is a powerful documentary that examines how faith, hope and forgiveness healed a devastated community after the heinous church shooting at Emanuel A.M.E., carried out by white supremacist Dylan Roof.
Executive produced by Stephen Curry’s Unanimous Media, Viola Davis and Julius Tennons’ JuVee Productions and directed by Brian Ivie (The Drop Box), the documentary compellingly weaves the history of race relations in Charleston, the significance and impact of Mother Emanuel Church, and the hope that somehow emerges in the aftermath. Featuring intimate interviews with survivors and family members, it is a poignant story of justice and faith, love and hate and examines the healing power of forgiveness.
“The documentary highlights how a horrible tragedy can bring a community together, and spreads an important message about the power of forgiveness,” says Stephen Curry, Executive Producer and co-founder of Unanimous Media. “Stories like this are the reason we created Unanimous and entered the entertainment space. I hope the film inspires others like it does me.”
“We, along with the country, grieved each family’s loss,” expressed Executive Producers Viola Davis and Julius Tennon of JuVee Productions. “Yet, miraculously, from this devastation we witnessed tremendous benchmarks of humanity. The survivors found courage to love in the face of hate.”
The film was made in direct partnership with the City of Charleston and all ten families affected by the tragedy. The producers of EMANUEL will donate their profits from the film to the survivors of the shooting and the families of the victims.
For more information on EMANUEL, please visit, www.emanuelmovie.com.
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Directed by Brian Ivie (The Drop Box), Produced by John Shepherd, Mike Wildt, and Dimas Salaberrios, Co-Produced by Mariska Hargitay, & Executive Produced by Viola Davis, Julius Tennon, Stephen Curry, Jeron Smith, Erick Peyton, Dane Smith, David Segel, and Tina Segel.
About Arbella Studios
Arbella Studios is an LA-based film production company dedicated to telling stories of faith and social justice. Founded by writer and director Brian Ivie, Arbella produces mission-minded documentary and narrative content with the purpose of inspiring change and hope in audiences around the world. Arbella is also behind the documentary, The Drop Box, released in 2015. Visit www.arbellastudios.com for more information on the production company.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal Cinemas, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 975 locations and 1,578 screens in 181 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.
About Unanimous Media
Unanimous Media develops and produces premium television, film and digital content with an emphasis on family, faith and sports themes. Founded by NBA superstar Stephen Curry and business partners Jeron Smith (CEO) and Erick Peyton (CCO), Unanimous strives to encourage, empower and uplift audiences through a variety of diverse narratives. Using storytelling as a powerful tool, Unanimous further expands Curry’s vision to inspire people around the world.
About JuVee Productions
JuVee Productions is an artist driven, Los Angeles-based production company that develops and produces independent film, television, theater, VR, and digital content across all spaces of narrative entertainment. JuVee Productions seeks to produce economical yet premium, sophisticated, and character-driven stories. With an emphasis on producing narratives from a diverse range of emerging and established voices alike, JuVee Productions aims to become the go-to creative hub where the next generation of filmmakers and artists have the space to craft dynamic stories spanning the broad spectrum of humanity.