It is time to cheer a film like this with its central black protagonist and his journey on the screen, which takes it above and beyond the standard slave-themed films we have seen in recent years.
“Green Flake” is the story of a young slave who was sent to trek over 1000 miles across the country to prepare a path for his slave master. For the first time, we witness the heroic journey of Green Flake who goes from southern slave to western hero.
After the completion of the film in August 2020, “Green Flake” has since been awarded Best Film in 10 different festivals including, Venice Film Awards, London Independent Film Awards, and most recently the LA Film Awards.
Mauli Junior Bonner is a first time Writer, Director, and Producer. His background is in music as a Grammy award-winning songwriter. Before trying his hand in film Mauli worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry. It was the touching true story of a young slave that inspired Mauli to write the screenplay, Green Flake.
WHO IS GREEN FLAKE?
In 1846 Green Flake was sent by his slave master to serve the Mormon church. The teenage boy was assigned to the advanced pioneer group who was tasked with forging a trail over 1000 miles through the harshest conditions imaginable. This trail would eventually lead over 70,000 men, women, and children across the western frontier, the largest pioneer migration in American history. By the time the leader of the church, Brigham Young, had arrived to the new land, Green had already built a house there for his slave masters. After being torn from his own family, Green Flake found a sense of freedom in Martha, a young enslaved girl to a southern Mormon family. Green and Martha started their own family, and he would live the rest of his years as one of the most revered heroes of his time.
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WHAT IS KICKSTARTER?
Kickstarter is a platform that allowed supporters of Green Flakes story to crowdfund. It’s through this crowdfunding that is allowing us to bring this story to the big screen. Many have become an integral part of its creation. Come check out the pictures, footage, and exclusive content that are only found on Kickstarter.
The epic and hard journey of Green Flake is pervaded by a feeling
of delicate poetry, which emerges from every shot.