Anywhere But Here

"Anywhere But Here" is a documentary film focused on educating the community about the consequences of poor choice-making, as well as the possibilities and potential they have through understanding the importance of education, and overcoming negative life experiences. Also explore racism and the flawed justice system.

Learn from the lives and experiences of 13 African-American men incarcerated at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail in Charlottesville, Virginia. They all have aspirations, hopes and dreams. They love, laugh, learn, miss their families, are regretful for the things they've done, wish they had completed their education, and would much rather be Anywhere But Here.

  • Lorenzo Dickerson
    Director
    The Coachman
  • Pertelle Gilmore
    Key Cast
  • Paul Cobbs
    Key Cast
  • Tsaye Simpson
    Key Cast
  • Don Turner
    Key Cast
  • Joshua Scott
    Key Cast
  • Michael Carr
    Key Cast
  • Willie Carr
    Key Cast
  • Hassan Pardae
    Key Cast
  • Roderick Ray
    Key Cast
  • Richard Clay
    Key Cast
  • William Harris
    Key Cast
  • James Turner
    Key Cast
  • Elliot Arnette
    Key Cast
  • Lorenzo Dickerson
    Producer
    The Coachman
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Expository
  • Runtime:
    53 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 20, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Lorenzo Dickerson

Lorenzo Dickerson is a documentary filmmaker and native of Charlottesville, with an extensive background in Digital/Social Media and Website Content Development. His films tell stories of historical, social and educational value. He is constantly creating, and his production company Maupintown Media currently has 3 additional films slated to debut between June 2016 and February 2017.

His first film "The Coachman", a documentary about the life of his second great-grandfather (1887-1946), debuted in October 2014 and was an Honorable Mention at the Northern Virginia International Film Festival.

Lorenzo is married to his high-school sweetheart of 9 years, and has 2 young sons. He loves to travel, watch British period films, learn through storytelling, and cheer for UNC basketball.

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Director Statement

Film can be an amazing teaching tool. Remember the past, understand the present, and improve the future.