DOCUMENTARY / 14 MINS. / USA A former Crip gang member searches for peace after 14 years behind bars. ••• This Tribeca 2020 short documentary tells the story of Bam, a former Crip gang member from South Central, Los Angeles. Having spent most of his early years in and out of prison, Bam is now entering middle age, picking up the pieces of his life and reassessing what has come of his dreams.  Opening a window into a Black community in Watts, Los Angeles, MR SOMEBODY shows a side of America fraught with pain, privation, and the challenges of violence and mass incarceration. For those growing up in Watts there are few narrative alternatives to the well-worn paths of generational gang culture, broken families, and institutional discrimination. In the Imperial Courts housing projects—and greater South Central—MR SOMEBODY is a story that many in the community can relate to. The film serves as a testament to the youth of America’s inner-cities, and a reminder to those living under more prosperous circumstances that America still has a long way to go to make good on her promises. Directed by Brian Wertheim, the film was shot over the course of two years in Los Angeles, CA. CREDITS Directed/Edited/Written by: Brian Wertheim Starring: Jerome “Bam” Blackburn Produced by: Two Sons / People People Media / Jared Callahan / Jonathan Pickett Executive Producer: Anthony Grimes Cinematography: J Lambert Additional Cinematography and Super 8: Brian Wertheim Production Assistant: Sarra Ibrahim Original Music: Jared Fry Additional Music: Bobby Ivory and Keith Kenniff Consulting Editor: David Kitay Rerecording Mixer/Sound Design: Phil McGowan Title Design: Blake McDivitt Copy Writer: Menashe David Israel Additional Cast Rapper: Cuzzin-BO Tie Kid: Capone Toast Mama: Lay Lay Capone Film Processing: Spectra Film & Video Metropolis Post Film Stock: Kodak Special Thanks– David Kitay, Justin Mayo, Red Eye Inc, Richard Cray, Adam Genzink, Jeremy Reitmaier, Leon Bosket, Yang Grant, B-Ray, Rich-O, Double-R, Sista Soulja, Goldie, Norm, JR Carter, Floss, Troy, Squirrel, Jonathan S. Gilbert, Nick Hoag, and the people of the Imperial Courts Projects and Watts LA. HONORS 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, Official Selection 2020 Producer’s Guild of America, Short Doc Series, Official Selection 2020 Palm Springs International Shortfest, Official Selection 2020 Nashville Film Festival, Official Selection 2020 Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, Official Selection 2020 Riverrun International Film Festival, Official Selection