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Till We’re Free (2015)

“Till We’re Free” tells the shocking confession of two brothers acquitted for the murder of a 14-year-old boy for whistling at a white woman in 1955. The two accused men, Roy Bryant and his half-brother J.W. Milliam, were acquitted of the kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till, but later confessed to a reporter – but they didn’t tell the whole truth. The death of Emmett Till sparked the civil rights movement and inspired Rosa Parks to refuse to give up her seat on the bus 100 days after his death.

* TILL WE’RE FREE was based on the FBI Report on Emmett Till and fact-checked for accuracy by Emmett Till expert and author Devery Anderson.  Turns out, we have one error.  Miliam is pronounced “My-um” not “Mil-e-um”.

** TILL WE’RE FREE was made with no budget with an all-volunteer cast and crew.

For further information about Emmett Till:
The FBI Report on Emmett Till by U.S. Dept of Justice
– Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement – A book by Devery Anderson
The Untold Story of EMMETT LUIS TILL – A documentary by Keith Beauchamp
Dar He – A film by Rob Underhill
The Perfect Sacrifice – A short film by Tiffany Littlejohn

Cast

J.W. Miliam – Sean Baligian
Roy Bryant – Alan Canning
John Whitten – Harry Wetzel
William Bradford Huie – Paul Lang
Mamie Till – Chevonne Wilson
Emmett Till – Ben Will
“Too-Tight” – Henry Frost III
Mose Wright – Roberto Warren
Elizabeth Wright – Lulu Dahl
Carolyn Bryant – Leah Smith
Juanita Miliam – Jessica Danley
Leslie – Craig Bentley
Elmer – Bob Liegl
Ruthie May – Alana Walker
Simeon Wright – Tai Terry
Maurice Wright – Miles Bond
Henry – Blake Moss
Osa – Nardo Gilliam
Hubert – Stephen Sussman
Melvin – Marc Myers
A.A. Raynor – Anthony E. McNeil
Gene Mobley – Shawn L. Neal
Father – Eddie Caldwell
Son – Blake Osley
Willie Reed – Craig Oliver
Amandy Bradley – Debra White-Hunt
Secretary – Anna Fleury
Oudie Brown – Jalen Spight
Cornfield Victim – Edward “Eddie” Dunbar II
Boy with Shoe – Malchi Bradford
Wolf Whistle – Jason Kupser
Toddler Voice in Store – Canyon Pietro
Boy on Bike – Stephen Holland

Crew

Director – Denn Pietro
Writer – Director
Producers – Rita Liegl & Stephanie Shum
Director of Photography – Walter Lin
Audio – Andre Holland
Gaffer – Anna Fleury
Key Grip – Jeff Turner
Best Boy Electric – Steven VanMaele
1st AC – Kate Langmeyer, Kelsey Juddo
Camera – Walter LinAdditional Camera – Scott Oberlander, Denn Pietro
2nd AC – Vaugn Brines
Clapper Loader – Stephanie Shum
Grips – Patrick Dowdle, Dylan Hancock, Tyler Nardone, Ariel Vida
Camera Assistant – Li Zhen
Boom – Ben Liegl, Alyssa Powers, Matthew Winne
Script Supervisors – Emma Branch, Stephanie Shum
1st Assistant Director – Stephanie Shum
2nd Assistant Director – Anna Fleury
Stunt Coordinator – Henry Frost III
Set Construction – Bob Liegl, Linda VenHeusden, Harry Wetzel
Digital Imaging Technicians – Alyssa Powers, Stephanie Shum
Editor – Denn Pietro
Casting Director – Rita Liegl
Additional Casting – Alan Canning, Chevonne Wilson
Music by Pan Horus and Written by Rory Mallon

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