EXCLUSIVE: Matthew Carnahan (Area of Lies), Emmy nominee Nadia Hallgren (Changing into), and Ben Crump are creating the prison sequence Stokes, in keeping with Crump’s lifestyles and paintings as a civil rights legal professional. The sequence may also practice Crump and his crew as they shuttle the rustic combating to switch the issues inside the justice machine.
Carnahan, writer and showrunner of Stokes, advanced the script with Hallgren. Crump and Carnahan’s generating spouse, Joel Ehninger, will government produce.
“Operating with Ben Crump is a stark rebuttal of the outdated pronouncing about by no means assembly your heroes. 3 years in, via a documentary and this glorious scripted sequence, Stokes, Ben is extra my hero than ever, and his paintings has certainly modified the tradition,” stated Carnahan in a commentary to Closing date.
Added Hallgren, “Ben Crump is without doubt one of the maximum nuanced, complicated, and fascinating characters I’ve ever met. The closing two years I’ve spent documenting Ben all the way through this historic time, gave me a entrance row seat to his singular point of view. Ben brings in combination the historical past of The us with the existing second in impossible techniques and I’m overjoyed to be running with Matthew Carnahan to percentage this tale via a scripted narrative structure.”
Carnahan, along Kenya Barris and Roger Ross Williams, function government manufacturers on Hallgren’s documentary about Crump that can be launched by means of Netflix.
Crump is the founder and primary proprietor of Ben Crump Regulation. He maximum lately represented the households of Trayvon Martin, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. In popularity for his paintings advocating for social justice, he earned the nickname “Black The us’s Lawyer Basic”.
Thru his leisure corporate, Brooklyn Media, he’s government generating the approaching John Lewis-inspired movie Freedom Experience with The Hideaway Leisure, and Inde Movie Corporate. He was once an government manufacturer of the Paramount+ documentary, Lady In Movement: She Modified The Face of House, Who Killed Tupac for A&E, and Proof of Innocence for TV One.
He’s repped through UTA and Artistry Collective.
Hallgren is an award-winning filmmaker and director of images. She served because the director of Netflix’s Changing into, a documentary about former First Girl Michelle Obama. The undertaking won 4 Emmy nods together with two for Hallgren, Easiest Directing and Cinematography.
She is repped through WME and Granderson Des Rochers.
Carnahan is very best identified for developing, showrunning, government generating, and directing Showtime’s Area of Lies, the Nat Geo restricted sequence Valley of the Increase, and Filth on FX. He’s recently creating a undertaking that’s below wraps at Netflix in addition to adapting his novel Serpent Lady for ITV
He’s with ICM Companions, Lighthouse Control and Media, and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman.