The Rashomon Effect

What happened when unarmed Black teen Michael Brown was fatally shot by White police officer Darren Wilson?

Status

In production

About the Filmmakers

Director/Producer

Lyric R.Cabral
Lyric R.Cabral

Director/Producer LYRIC R. CABRAL has over a decade of experience documenting the under reported intersections of race and surveillance in the post 9-11 world. Lyric produces investigative work that comes from an insider, character driven perspective, that seeks to expose vital information for the public record. Cabral’s debut film (T)ERROR (co-directed with David Felix Sutcliuffe), the first film to portray an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation, won the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Breakout First Feature, the 2015 Full Frame Documentary FilmFestival Grand Jury Prize, and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. Selected as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film (2013), Lyric was also selected as one of American Photo’s 15 International Photographers to Watch. Lyric’s work has broadcast on PBS (Independent Lens), BBC 4 (Storyville), VICELAND, PIVOT, and National Geographic Channel UK.

Producer

Jessica Devaney
Jessica Devaney

JESSICA DEVANEY is a Brooklyn-based creative producer and communications strategist. Her past films include SPEED SISTERS (Hot Docs, 2015) following a team of Palestinian women race car drivers; the Peabody Award winning short MY NEIGHBOURHOOD (Tribeca, 2012) on Israeli settlement expansion in East Jerusalem, its companion web series HOME FRONT (2011), and Ridenhour Documentary Prize and PUMA Impact Award winning BUDRUS (Berlin, Tribeca, 2010). Jessica’s directorial debut short, LOVE THE SINNER (Tribeca, 2017) explores the connection between Christianity and homophobia in the wake of the shooting at Pulse nightclub inOrlando. Her forthcoming films include ROLL RED ROLL, THE RASHOMON EFFECT, and THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED. Jessica has an M.A. in religion from Wake Forest University and researched gender and nationalism in the MiddleEast at Georgetown’s Graduate School of Foreign Service in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. She is a founder of the Queer Producers Collective and was a 2016 Women at Sundance Fellow.