After a botched home invasion, 15-year-old Blake and his friends find themselves facing a virtual life prison sentence for Felony Murder. Branded The Elkhart 4, he is lucky to have the unwavering support of his single mother, Angie and teenage girlfriend, Katherine. A David-and-Goliath uphill battle ensues in Elkhart, Indiana. They take on the system in hopes of a second chance.
Shot over 4 years since the original sentencing in 2013, this film paints a vivid picture of life as an incarcerated youth, as well as exposing the emotional and financial burden of having a loved one in prison. Having recently completed this film we look forward to sharing it later in 2019 and using it as a platform for important discussion around juvenile justice and it’s surrounding issues.
Directed and Produced by Carlye Rubin & Katie Green
Edited and Produced by Tina Grapenthin
Executive Produced by Film Rise
Executive Produced by Marc Abrams & Patty Casby