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FATHER BE WITH US

Father Be With Us is a story of healing and reconciliation of the family after a tragedy strikes. The Tillmans are a middle class African American family in a New York City suburb. A few years after the untimely death of his wife, the patriarch of the family, Jeremiah Tillman, loses his life during a confrontation with and over zealous police officer. On the day of Jeremiah’s funeral, his two youngest sons, Brandon and Camron, reunite with their distanced older brother, Aaron, for the services. The boys’ aunt, Corinthia, is now the glue to try to hold everything together. The brothers must break down some heavy walls between them in order to restore love. Perceptions of the cause of their father’s death enrages and weighs the family down, but the actual truth may be even more disheartening. Father Be With Us is a short story that touches on the issues of police brutality, racial profiling, gang culture, community unification and power, and brotherhood.

  • R.H.Bless
    Director
    Easter Sunday, Something Unorthodox, Hope Well
  • R.H.Bless
    Writer
    Easter Sunday, Something Unorthodox, Hope Well
  • Stan J. Adams,
    Producer
  • Antoine Jackson
    Producer
  • Stan J Adams
    Key Cast
    "Aaron"
    Black And Blue
  • Moses Sesay
    Key Cast
    "Brandon"
    Harlem Repertory Theater
  • Anthony Lloyd
    Key Cast
    "Cameron"
  • David Wright
    Key Cast
    "Jeremiah "
    Theater
  • Marjorie Johnson
    Key Cast
    "Aunt Corinthia"
    Theater and Commercials
  • Micheal Mazzone
    Key Cast
    "Officer Russo"
    Theater
  • Mike Granelli
    Key Cast
    "Officer Murphy"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 4, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4k
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - R.H.Bless

DIRECTOR BIO

Rasheen“R.H.BLESS”Hill
BLOCK EXCHANGE FILMS

Brooklyn born, Rasheen “R.H.BLESS” Hill is an American film director, producer, writer, editor, actor, and underground hip hop artist. His production company, Block Exchange Films, has produced over 100 music videos for many independent and established artists since 2007, over 10 short film projects, 7 documentaries, and a few promo commercials.

He made his independent feature film directorial debut with Easter Sunday (2014) which he also wrote and produced, and has since written and directed such films as Something Unorthodox (2016), Hope Well (2018), and Father Be With Us (2019). R.H. has also acted in 4 of his own projects.

R.H.’s projects have addressed gun violence in the black community, race relations, the impact of religion and spiritual beliefs in the urban community, interracial relationships, the advancements of African American women in media, gang violence, and other issues related to families.

He has received many acknowledgements and accolades from his peers and industry professionals, and has had his films featured and screened at notable festivals in New York City.

R.H. Bless began as a self-taught cinematographer and guerrilla-styled independent film-maker on the streets of Brooklyn, New York. Later, he went on to hone his craft and pursued a higher education in cinematography, directing, and screen writing, at Full Sail University.

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Hustle And Pray. Period.