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HATE CRIME
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HATE CRIME
 
East Coast Premiere

Director: Steven Esteb

United StatesUSA, 2016, 90min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2017
Category: Feature Narrative
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Cast:  Kevin Bernhardt, Amy Redford, John Schneider, Laura Cayouette
Crew:  Producers: Alicia Allain - Screenwriters: Jonah Tapper - Cinematography: Jon Philion - Editing: Blake Palmintier - Music: Jay Weigel
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synopsis
As a young man is executed for a hate crime, two sets of parents struggle to deal with the consequences. The clock ticks toward midnight and the execution and two families smash into confronting how this happened and who is to blame. Stark and foreboding, the story is told between the lines. It tells you nothing, but you know everything. It compels you to dig deep into the lives of these characters and challenges you not to care. Right out of the headlines, it is an American tragedy. But this film is not about politics or morality or culture. It's about a family.

director
Steven Esteb is a versatile filmmaker that has worked as an actor, a Hollywood screenwriter and directed commercials, music videos, documentaries and features. His films include the just completed family drama Heartland, starring Amy Redford and John Schneider, Dirty Politics, a dark comedy starring Judd Nelson, Beau Bridges and Howard Hesseman, and Baller Blockin', a rap film for Universal starring Lil Wayne, which hit #1 on the Billboard charts in DVD and video sales eventually going quadruple platinum. Steve's a WGA screenwriter and has been repped by top agencies like ICM and Paradigm, selling or optioning over a dozen projects to studios and producers, and works as a busy script doctor, coach and screenwriting teacher. He founded the Louisiana Screenwriter's Bootcamp in 2008, teaching screenwriters from all over the Gulf Coast. Steve studied film production in the graduate program at Boston University and also has a degree in Political Science. He now lives in rural Louisiana, his adopted home, with his wife and two kids.
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