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THE REDEEMER: BEYOND THE PROOF OF CONCEPT (above), is an explorative dive beyond the creation of the short form version and into the development of the feature length adventure, SWEETWATER INSURRECTION. The 7-minute visual pitch features interviews with writer/director, Harry Locke IV; and producers, Fama Locke and Alain Azoulay, as they discuss both creative and technical plans to bring the project to life.
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HARRY LOCKE IV is a multi-faceted filmmaker with ten years of industry experience and over 100 on-screen credits that include Academy-Award winners (ICARUS), Sundance breakouts (Tangerine), and popular blockbuster franchises (X-Men, Allegiant). As a digital intermediate colorist, Harry has collaborated closely with celebrated industry talent such as Beyoncé and her creative team at Parkwood Entertainment, actor Pierce Brosnan and his wife Keely Shaye Brosnan on their award-winning documentary Poisoning Paradise, actress Kate Hudson on the launch of her clothing line Happy X Nature, ABC Network for the 30th anniversary of America's Funniest Home Videos, and breakout music artists like Chloë Bailey, Kevin Gates, and YBN Cordae.
As a writer/director, Harry’s feature-length directorial debut, THE CITY OF GOLD (2018), opened at number 17 and 21 in the UK’s VOD and DVD sales, making it the only independent film release to crack the top 25 that year. He is a 2023 WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Finalist and recipient of an “8” on The Black List with his screenplay, SWEETWATER INSURRECTION, a feature length version of his award winning short, THE REDEEMER. A revisionist Western / Action Thriller that is bridging production forces between the United States and China.
Harry is a proud alum of both The Ohio State University (B.A. Public Affairs Journalism and Criminology) and USC School of Cinematic Arts (M.F.A. Film/Television Production).
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FAMA LOCKE is a French Producer and Actress with 7+ years of industry experience. She has worked on popular French TV shows before working for big entertainment companies in the US, including BBC Worldwide Productions and Snapchat Inc.,where she was involved with development and content. As a producer of The Redeemer project, she is an integral part in the development of both the short and feature length versions, working alongside her husband, Harry Locke IV.
Fama's ethnically ambiguous look has proven to be a success for her work in front of the camera. She has been casted by legendary cinematographer and director Wally Pfister for a national commercial campaign for Buick, collaborated with director and photographer Braden Summers (whose work has been featured on international magazines including Marie Claire UK and The Huffington Post) on a project he was directing, and was recently cast as a lead in Season 2 of the German revival to "X-Factor: The Unbelievable" (known as Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction? in the USA) with Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek).
Fama has also appeared in numerous commercials for companies like Herbalife and Universal Studios, and modeled in the US for many cosmetic brands such as Ardell Beauty.
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ALAIN AZOULAY, the Managing Director of the Azoulay Film Fund, brings to the table 30+ years of banking experience. His connections with respected investors spans the globe. From his birthplace of Casablanca, Morocco, his years of world travel, involvement in various film festivals, including Cannes Festival de Film, 66th & 67th, Azoulay has expanded his professional relationships worldwide.
Working with like-minded individuals, Alain is positioned to capitalize on the need for lower budget quality projects that span a wide genre and can be sold throughout the current distribution platforms. His professional contacts include international producers, writers, directors, and actors that he brings together to create and complete projects for this ever-expanding market. His expertise was pivotal in introducing ‘The Redeemer’ project to investors and securing the funds for the realization of ‘The Redeemer’ POC and its successful submission to three Film Festivals in Los Angeles and one in New York City since its completion in 2019.
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AZOULAY FILM FUND is a company headed by Managing Director Alain Azoulay, Sharon Butler Director of Finance, and Judith Carreon, Assistant to the Directors. The goal of AFF is to become a productive, profitable and creative force within the global film community.