Vision Films and Diamond Mind Media Group are proud to present the provocative new drama, Jason’s Letter. At a time when gun control is a highly controversial and much talked about topic in the United States, the must-see film, written and directed by Terrance Tykeem is sure to provoke conversation regarding what it takes for a much-needed change to take place. Change seems to be taking place already as according to Minnesota’s Gun Control Debate, it could soon be made a crime to make, transfer, or possess an assault weapon in the state before too long. Over recent years, a lot of people have raised the concern about when steeper laws concerning gun violence will come into fruition. One such debate is the laws on concealed carry criteria (for example, https://gunlawsuits.org/gun-laws/minnesota/concealed-carry/) to be expanded not just for the concealment of guns but when purchasing one as well, as these laws often promote more responsible gun usage. Could these be the changes that many people want to see? And if so, what can Jason’s Letter do to promote further change?
Jason’s Letter is a timely reminder that the youth of today hold the key to a better future. With an all-star cast featuring Vivica A. Fox ( Independence Day: Resurgence, Empire ), Michael Pare ( The Virgin Suicides, The Lincoln Lawyer ), Quinton Aaron ( The Blind Side, Mothers and Daughters ), Robert LaSardo ( Nip/Tuck, Death Race), Joseph R. Gannascoli ( The Sopranos, Law & Order), Claudia Jordan ( Middle Men, S1m0ne ), Brian Anthony Wilson ( Limitless, Ocean’s Eight ), Brian Hooks ( All Between Us, Fool’s Gold ) and newcomer Jamol Manigault ( Lord Put a Ring on It, Beyond My Skin ), Jason’s Letter will be available for the first time on both DVD and Digital on August 1, 2018.
In this powerful film, a 12-year-old boy, Jason ( Jamol Manigault ) is grieving from the loss of his best friend, the most recent of many unarmed shooting victims in his small community. After realizing marches and protests have done nothing, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Jason’s Letter will be available August 1 on Digital for an SRP $4.99 – $9.99 Rent or Buy across all platforms and to Buy on DVD for $12.99. ” The film was a direct result of an actual letter written by a young boy who felt the need to do something about the ongoing police shootings in his community”, says director/writer/producer, Terrance Tykeem . “The fact that these police shootings have continued to this day is why the film is so important”. “The film takes place in a small town where 72 % of the people who live there are Black, 10 % are Hispanic, 4 % are Asian and the remaining residents are primarily White. While this is the makeup of those who live there, with the exception of a few black officers the local police force is predominately white,” continues Tykeem. “But sadly, and as is the case in many communities of color, nearly all of those who have been shot and killed by the police are unarmed minority men, women and now more than ever young children, most of whom posed little or no real threat to the officers.” ” Jason’s Letter is a must see as it is extremely relevant to what is going on in this country right now.” says Vision Films CEO, Lise Romanoff . “We are so proud to be bringing such an important and special film to the world and we believe that it will truly inspire young people out there to make a difference.”