Monday, December 26, 2016

President Obama 'Introduces' social justice short 'The Suburban Itch'

Made over with an "introduction" from President Obama and some new scenes, 'The Suburban Itch,' is released for public viewing free of charge on  

Link to the 10-minute film: 'The Suburban Itch' (YouTube)

The film is a spoof of a role reversal, which takes on racial profiling with humor and Memphis hip-hop music to help the social justice message go down.

"The film is a lesson in being quick to judge one another," said director Gary Moore. "It also helps us self-examine if we view circumstances differently, based on what someone looks like.

"The rash of racial profiling and unarmed black men being shot and killed by law enforcement -- or wannabes in the case of George Zimmerman murdering Trayvon Martin -- inspired the film as did President Obama's analysis after Zimmerman's acquittal," Moore said.

Filmed in Memphis, 'The Suburban Itch' hometown-premiered November 8, 2015, at the Indie Memphis Film Festival. The film also was screened at LA- and NYC-area festivals and venues in 2015 and 2016. 

The film is prospectively a feature film, or the basis of an episodic series. Moore Media & Entertainment also is developing other projects, including an episodic comedy series. Moore also has produced documentary features Who Will Watch the Watchers? and #TakeEmDown.