Private Project

Strange Fruit on the Courthouse Lawn

Matthew Williams was a young black man who was lynched from a tree on the lawn of the county courthouse in Salisbury, MD on December 4th 1931. Historians and archival documents explain the facts and uncertainties surrounding his lynching.

  • Sean Foy
    Writer
  • Sean Foy
    Director
  • Matt Huston
    Director
  • Kara McCafferty
    Director
  • Riley Fanning
    Director
  • Sean Foy
    Producer
  • Megan Miller
    Producer
  • Matt Huston
    Producer
  • Riley Fanning
    Producer
  • Dr. Clara L. Small
    Key Cast
  • Dr. Aston Gonzalez
    Key Cast
  • Brenda Richardson Hooks
    Key Cast
  • Kathryn Richardson Zieger
    Key Cast
  • Dr. Andrew Sharma
    Executive Producer
  • Matt Huston
    Assistant Writer
  • Riley Fanning
    Assistant Writer
  • Megan Miller
    Assistant Writer
  • Kara McCafferty
    Assistant Writer
  • Matt Huston
    Cinematographer
  • Riley Fanning
    Cinematographer
  • Megan Miller
    Cinematographer
  • Kara McCafferty
    Cinematographer
  • Sean Foy
    Editor
  • Justin Wetzig
    Animator
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Student Film, Archival
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 23, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Spotlight Documentary Film Awards
    Spotlight Documentary Film Awards
    United States
    Silver Award
  • Ocean City Film Festival
    Ocean City MD
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Dumbo Film Festival
    New York City, NY
    United States
    Official Selection
Director - Sean Foy, Matt Huston, Kara McCafferty, Riley Fanning