Reckoning to Rise Together

Evoke Films brings you an inside look at the events that transpired in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the summer of 2020 through the eyes of three black business owners.

  • Zach Roy
    Director
    Be The Change
  • Zach Roy
    Executive Producer
  • Jonathan Johnson
    Field Reporter
  • Zach Roy
    Editor
  • Chris Vergara
    Graphic Animation
  • Jeremiah Johnson
    Photographer
  • Chris Vergara
    Camera Operator
  • Zach Roy
    Camera Operator
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 23, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Zach Roy

Zach Roy is an Emmy award-winning and internationally accredited filmmaker from Minnneapolis, MN. With focus in non-scripted documentary filmmaking, Zach has traveled across both the United States and world in pursuit of storytelling. He has worked with companies, artists, brands, and organizations alike to tell stories that make an impact.

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Director Statement

Reckoning to Rise Together was one of the most unique projects I've had the opportunity to work on. Within the story, we try and convey the difficulty and hardships faced by many individuals throughout the pandemic and other events in the year of 2020. Being born and raised in the Minneapolis area, it was unique to see these events unfold in front of us. The region faced an immense amount of stress as the year progressed which we tried to portray within the story.