‘Tis the season to advertise “For Your Consideration,” in anticipation of the Oscars. Studios have mega budgets and smaller independent features often can’t compete.
We discovered a hidden movie gem, Foster Boy, within the 2020 movie releases from a well-respected distributor, Gravitas Ventures, and executive producer, Shaquille O’Neal. It is a gut-wrenching drama that highlights the story of a young prisoner, the victim of abuse in a corrupt foster care system, and the people who try to find justice for him. Word of mouth on this film is picking up quickly, and it is getting fantastic reviews.
This fascinating interview with host, Cirina Catania, highlights the journey of a writer, Jay Paul Deratany, and Steve Bannerman, CEO of Real by FAKE in LA, the company supervising post-production on the film. And, yes, the company uses OWC equipment.
The film stars Matthew Modine as lawyer Michael Trainer, Shane Paul McGhie in a dramatic tour-de-force as “Foster Boy” Jamal Randolph, Lex Scott Davis as Keisha, Julie Benz in the role of Pamela, and Louis Gossett, Jr., as a memorable Judge. Full cast and credits are available on IMDB.