The 10-minute documentary film was written, produced, and directed by Erika Salter, President and Executive Producer of SalterENT. The film pays homage to the legendary leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with commentary from native Atlantans. The purpose was to gain perspective and answer the crucial question, “Have we realized the dream?” The film showcases raw live action shots from the historic an new Ebenezer Baptist church and features the city’s annual march on historic Auburn Avenue.
Salter was inspired to create the piece after revisiting the iconic Public Enemy music video “Fight The Power” directed by Spike Lee. “I was in search of producing a short film that would resonate with audiences deeper than the garden variety out right now,” said Erika Salter. “It is vital to me that I create content that has a positive boomerang effect and we had a lot of fun shooting it too. I believe “Thank You Dr. King” is both timely and relevant.”
The piece has multiple purposes as it educates, uplifts, and sheds light on Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in the community today.
“Thank You Dr. King” was shot using the handheld Canon Vixia HFR10 and edited on Final Cut Pro 7 using Apple MacOS X. Vidaurre Savice acted as Production Assistant and RicherthnRichi created an original score for the film.
To watch the short film please visit youtube.com/
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