Blood First chronicles the lives of two brothers who haphazardly follow their father's footsteps into a dangerous life of crime and violence. When faced with serving lengthy prison sentences for their crimes one brother chooses to cooperate with the prosecution while the other does not, testing the meaning of loyalty, honor and blood. The film’s non-linear storytelling fluidly mixes the past with the present as audiences experience what events occurred in their lives to make these men who they are today. “People think of crime and violence as only affecting major cities like New York, LA and Chicago,” says writer/director, Najaa Young, “ but it is decimating communities in smaller cities too.”
The film, which boasts local talent from Pittsburgh, marks the debut of many of the cast members who enjoyed working alongside professional actors and crew. In addition, neighborhood residents enjoyed tours of the set, free food and beverages on sweltering summer days as well as the ability to meet the producers and director, not something done on the “Hollywood”
Blood First which is slated for release in 2014 boasts a powerful score by multiplatinum music producer Drumma Boy and original music by Project Pat, Big KRIT, Turk (of the Hot Boyz), 8 Ball, MJG and Emanuel “Manny” DeAnda (former lead singer of Pretty Ricky). Producer Olufemi Young says, “We were very fortunate to have artists of this caliber coming together to work on this project. With Drumma Boy overseeing the music we were able to deliver a film of the highest quality.”
Blood First has been rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). To learn more about the film and to see the trailer visit: www.BloodFirstTheMovie.com.