First Look | 1982


Congratulations to filmmaker Tommy Oliver who’s feature film directorial debut, 1982 was one of eight recipients of a grant from the San Francisco Film Society / Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking (SFFS/KRF). Here is a first look at the poster of his upcoming film.

The story is set in 1982 in Philadelphia, at the very onset of the crack epidemic is based on a true story that revolves around a black father whose wife suffers from a crack cocaine addiction, and his efforts to protect his 10-year old daughter from having to experience life as the child of a drug addicted mother, while also trying to help her (the mother/his wife) become clean again.

Principal photography took place in Philly last summer, with Tommy Oliver directing from his own screenplay, as well as producing, along with Hill Harper and Heather Rae., and stars Hill Harper, Sharon Leal, Bokeem Woodbine, Lala Anthony, Quinton Aaron, with Wayne Brady and Ruby Dee.

It is believed the film, which received an $85,000 post-production grant from SFFS/KRF, will make its debut on the film festival circuit later this year.