Filed under: In Development
Truce Films is currently developing Love & Justice, a feature film project.
An urban drama with music, Love & Justice follows two young lovers whose lives are forever changed by an act of violence.
Talented young lovers Keisha and Calvin are forced to choose between love and justice in the wake of a tragic drive-by shooting that claims the life of their best friend.
After their friend Jessica is mistakenly gunned down in a vicious drug hit, musically gifted lovers Keisha and Calvin find themselves alienated from the community and each other, torn apart by their conflict about the right thing to do. Caught in a drug war triggered by Calvin’s boss Ingriss, they know the bullets that killed Jessica were meant for Calvin. They also know that Calvin, though firing in self-defense, probably hit Jessica as well, but Calvin forbids Keisha to go to the cops, terrified he’ll have to take the rap for the real killers. Keisha begs him to give up the guns and drugs and makes it clear that if he crosses the line and kills, she will leave him – inadvertently threatening his ability to defend himself. Torn between her love for Calvin and her deep feeling for the community – especially Jessie’s grieving mother, May – Keisha agrees to write a song for a benefit meant to help heal the wound of Jessica’s death. Calvin pressures her not to, sure she’ll be forced to sell him out – but she tells him that she has no choice; she must do it. Devastated by her decision, he pursues one final deal with Ingriss; a deal he hopes will make enough money to allow them a new life doing the music they love – if it doesn’t kill him. Meanwhile, by going ahead with the benefit, Keisha knows she could lose Calvin to the same tragic violence that claimed Jessica. As the danger reaches a harrowing climax, both are compelled to face the inescapable force of love – and the inevitability of justice.
Truce Films is now in the financing stage for Love & Justice, which is currently scheduled to shoot in September-October 2012. For further information, please contact producer Kely Lyons by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Filed under: About
Truce Films is a film and television production company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Truce develops original ideas in-house, from inception to post-production, and recently opened a satellite office in Los Angeles.
Truce’s most recent production is Believe It, a half-hour drama with original music produced for CBC. Believe It premiered September 20, 2009, at the Atlantic Film Festival, and had its television debut later that year. It is available to screen, below.
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Below are stills from the film: