The filmmaker, the director of the company, and the documentary filmmaker have announced the next case on which their team's focus will be focused on:. Korryn's family has given Pollock exclusive rights to develop a feature documentary and narrative film about Korryn's life and death.
Korryn Gaines was the victim of a 6-hour standoff in Baltimore that ended in her death in August of 2016 which immediately became worldwide news. At the time, she was considered the face of the 'Say Her Name' movement. Prior to Breonna Taylor's death, Korryn Gaines was the female face of the Black Lives Matter movement.
"My family is so happy to thank Jason and his team for choosing my daughter's case as his next movie project," said Jason Dormeus, the mother of Korryn Gaines. "I absolutely loved Jason's investigative work on "Stranger Fruit" and "Finding Kendrick Johnson," according to Rhanda Dormeus. "I absolutely loved Jason's decision making, and we are so honored that he is committed to spending his time with us now for Korryn."
During the confrontation, Korryn lived on Facebook-live pledging with the world to save her life. She also had her baby daughter there. Unfortunately, a SWAT Team stormed her apartment and killed her in front of her son.
Justice for Black women in our society always gets swept under the rug, Pollock said. Far too often the media will focus on the police killings of men. That's why our team felt it is so important to fight for Korryn right now. We will change the discussion with this project and focus on a case that the media just used as a hashtag in 2016, and then quickly forgot.
Korryn's family won a civil court decision to receive $38 million in compensation after a judge was unanimously taken the $38 million away from the family. But in 2020, another court reinstated the $38 million payment. However, until today, the family has not received that payment, and no criminal charges have been filed against anyone involved in her death.
On the back of the feature documentary The Case of Korryn Gaines, Pollock and his wife have already given the filmmaker the exclusive permission to complete the scripted version of Korryn's case. Pollock and his friends hope to have the film done by 2023.