At Clark University
950 Main St.
Tuesday, May 31
FREE TO ALL!
HOPE Multimedia Company is proud to present the Official Screening of Footprints in the Concrete.
Written, Produced and Directed by Domingo Guyton, “Footprints in the Concrete” is a musical depiction of how a family, church, college and community came together to save a lost youth, trapped in a cycle of hopelessness. Adam Starr of Zone 5 Pictures was the Director of Photography in 2007 when the first interviews were conducted.
CNN Documentary writer Keith Lovely filmed the final interview with Domingo Guyton in Atlanta in 2015. Keith Robeson, Adam Starr and James Jackson III edited the film, and Will Thomas of Space Cherry Films was the final editor, bringing it to completion in 2016.
Official Screening: Clark University, 950 Main St., on May 31.
This screening is open to the public and sponsored by the Worcester Youth Workers Alliance with support from Clark University’s Youth Work Practice program, UMass Memorial Community Relations, YouthConnect, Greater Worcester Community Foundation, and the HOPE Coalition.
The film will begin screening at 5:30 pm.
Through the basis of the film, Domingo Guyton often reverts back to his childhood as a struggle. While attempting to survive in the mixed pot of drugs, misogyny and violence that Boston delved out in the late 1980s and being born to a single mother on welfare, Guyton went through a series of events that spun his life out of control by the age of 15. He adds that many of these issues were due to not having a father in his home. The story shows the results of a broken home and the redemptive message of hope is included, which will serve as an inspiration to all attendees.
Persevering through the turbulent teenage years, with the help of Boston City Hospital, BAHEC, Teens Against Gang Violence, Violence Prevention Project, ABCD, City of Boston, New Hope Baptist Church, Roxbury Boys and Girls Club, Holy Tabernacle Church and many others, he graduates from Charlestown High School and he felt he had to get out of Boston to live and went to Worcester State University. This is where he began writing poetry and filming video. The documentary takes the viewers on the ride for the raw, unedited version of that time and how, through faith and education, he would eventually graduate college and go on to do awesome work for the Boston and Worcester communities, his family and his church.
Pieces of Guyton’s story have been written in two books; Teens With The Courage To Give (featured on the Oprah Show in 2000) by Jackie Waldman and Passionaries by Barbara Metzler. His music has been placed on national TV shows and films, including CBS Televisions’ 90210, MTV and Paramount Pictures’ Spring Break Lawyer, NBC’s Just Deal and ABC’s Lincoln Heights. Drumming for Grammy Award winners “Tavares” is when he developed a strong relationship with Feliciano “Butch” Tavares, who is featured in the documentary, along with Dr. Ulric Johnson, Director of Teens Against Gang Violence.
A host of friends and family members who talk about the turbulent times and recall the influential part that music, hope and faith in God had on turning Guyton’s life around.
Domingo Guyton is Writer, Producer and Director of YTF, which won 5 Awards in Film Festivals across the US. The Co-Producer of My Slave Sister Myself, winner of Best Documentary at both NYC’s 2011 Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Toronto’s 2009 Female Eye Film Festival. He is also the Co-Producer of Lest We Forget: The Black Holocaust, which won Best Documentary for HBO films at the 2007 Martha Vineyard African American Film Festival.
The Song Producer of over 200 songs, 16 music videos and 10 CD’s. Please watch HLN’s interview with Domingo Guyton about HOPE Multimedia Company.