The creator Sturdivant a native Chicagoan is no stranger to violence, his life being spared not once but twice, from the hands of a gun yielding robber. These encounters encouraged Sturdivant to embark apon a path of awareness, and who better to make aware than the children in infamously violent Chicago neighborhoods. Mr. Sturdivant feels that modern culture has over saturated our childrens brain with violent visuals via television, movies, video games and music videos. The Think Before You Shoot Series was created to not just shed light on the violence but to offer an alternative to the violence. The film a 2012 Silver Prestige award winner has rapidly been gaining fans after being mentioned in Ebony Magazine as well as the Red Eye.
Currently Mr Sturdivant has started a local tour of schools, community centers, churches etc, where he can have intimate showings of the film and can engage his audience. You can attend the most recent affair Saturday, September 7th 2013 at Lawndale Christian Community Church at 3827 W. Ogden Chicago, Il 60623 from 2pm-5pm. The commentator for the event is comedian Calvin Evans. Come enjoy food and beverages and meet the cast. Please donate $1 for stickers $2 for wristbands, $5 for DVD's or $10 for tshirts to enter. The #TB4YS message is an effective way to encourage non violent behavior in our neighborhoods. Please help the Think Before You Shoot message spread.