GOLD CIRCLE: 2007 AWARD WINNERS


Two student films were honored at the Caucus Awards dinner on December 7, 2007. The Outstanding Student Film Award was presented to director Kevin G. King and his film "Dark and Bloody Ground" and producer/director Hezekiah Lewis and his film "Warrior Queen."


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"Dark and Bloody Ground" is about Billy Jeffries, who was arrested and convicted of the attempted rape and murder of 77-year old Mary Evelyn McKee when he was 15 years-old. Ten years later, a hearing was ordered by the Kentucky Supreme Court in which Billy could be freed from prison a dream for the Jeffries and a nightmare for the McKees. This documentary, with its access to both families, revisits the brutal crime, recounts the twists and turns of the trial, follows both families to one last, dramatic court hearing, and questions whether Billy is actually guilty.


Click PLAY to view Trailer "Warrior Queen"

Producer/director Hezekiah Lewis and his film "Warrior Queen" received second place. "Warrior Queen" tells the true, gut-wrenching story of African Queen Nana Yaa Asantewaa and the events that led her to rise up in arms against the British in the early 1900's.


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