NOT ONE MORE
Every week in this country, we’re treated to news of another tragic shooting. We are no longer shocked at the death of innocents. The corporate news coverage no longer packs the necessary punch. The words of our elected leaders ring hollow. As gun manufacturers spread copious money and propaganda in the wake of each tragedy, the people must now look elsewhere for something potent enough to awaken the compassion buried within our souls. It’s time we look to the most powerful and transformative tool mankind has ever known: Storytelling.
GUN DAY is a dramatic series that will stir the heart as highschool students struggle against a maelstrom of domestic abuse, greed, racism, xenophobia and the looming threat of GUN VIOLENCE.
From the Harlem Renaissance to Hamilton, the spoken word has been slow-cooking. This year it’s finally caught fire, taking the entire world by storm with no limits in sight. Once marginalized, slam poets are now capturing the hearts of America, bringing their unique insight, evolution and electricity to the most high-profile venues. Gun Day is a dramatic teen thriller uniquely fueled by the art of live spoken-word, but specifically designed by filmmakers for the online digital space.
Broadway’s Hamilton is the tip of a looming pop-culture iceberg that has largely remained invisible for the last decade, outside of Def Poetry Jam’s TV run and the short-lived Holler If Ya Hear Me. While it’s tempting at first glance to view slam poetry as bound to the hip-hop genre and ‘urban’ experiences, it’s time to recognize this art form’s true potential to cross a multitude of styles, races and topics. Hamilton proves that poetry’s range can extend to colonial America. The people of Gun Day reside in a Midwestern town, in the near-future, when EVERYONE carries a gun – even highschool students. Each character’s voice resonates with its own unique culture and gender perspective when a school shooting thrusts the gun-toting students into the national spotlight.