Deacons For Defense


2h 2003

Brief Synopsis

Based on the true story of a black militant vigilante group, the Deacons of Defense and Justice, who chose a different approach to the civil rights movement in 1964 Louisiana to protect Blacks against the Ku Klux Klan: they armed themselves with heavy artillery and organized their neighbors to figh

Film Details

Also Known As
Deacons Of Defense
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Abc News Videosource; Bbc Archives; By David's; By David's Capers On Location; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Dufferin Gate Productions; Getty Images; I Postini; Manta Digital Sound & Picture; NBC News; Negative People; Panavision, Ltd.; Showtime Networks; Sonar Entertainment; Sony Pictures Scoring Stage; Starcraft; Technicolor; UCLA Film & Television Archives
Distribution Company
Showtime Home Entertainment
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Based on the true story of a black militant vigilante group, the Deacons of Defense and Justice, who chose a different approach to the civil rights movement in 1964 Louisiana to protect Blacks against the Ku Klux Klan: they armed themselves with heavy artillery and organized their neighbors to fight back.

Crew

Chris Abbott

Driver

Ulrika Akander

Dialogue Editor

Kevin Patrick Allen

Craft Service

Pat Allen

Generator Operator

Roy T Anderson

Stunt Coordinator

Rick Anglin

Driver

Alexandra Anthony

Art Department

Francisco Aquino

Sound Recordist

Darryl Assinick

Production Assistant

Brian Avery

Sound Recordist

Brian Avery

Sound Recordist

Michael Babcock

Sound Effects Editor

David Bailey

Post-Production Supervisor

Eyoalha Baker

Craft Service

Jim Ballantine

Driver

Jon Bankson

Construction Coordinator

Roger Bate

Chief Lighting Technician

Tom Bate

Chief Lighting Technician

Diamond Bennet

Stunts

Matt Birman

Stunts

Tom Bishop

Stunts

Tom Bishop

Animal Wrangler

Jane Boegel

Adr Editor

Shirley Bond

Hair Stylist

Michele Brady

Art Director

Candis Buder

Production Accountant

Elizabeth Calderhead

Set Decorator

Paul Cameron

Dolly Grip

Elio Campbell

Stunts

Michael Campbell

Assistant Location Manager

Lesia Capone

Assistant Production Coordinator

John Carr

Driver

Patrick Clark

Music Editor

Robyn Clarke

Camera Trainee

Melanie Claveau

Production

Gavin Coford

Boom Operator

Ross Cole

Colorist

Albert Collins

Song

Michel Colombier

Music

Jane Conway

Animal Wrangler

Lauren Cooper

Rights & Clearances

John Couto

Lighting Technician

Carolyn Cox

Assistant Camera

Kathryn Coyle

Creative Executive (Showtime)

Mike Curtis

Lighting Technician

Michael D'antonio

Story By (Based On Unpublished Manuscript)

Samantha Dann

Stunts

Carlos Delarios

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Wayne Downer

Stunts

Christian Drennan

Key Grip

Scott Driscoll

Props Assistant

Donna Dupere-taylor

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Donna Dupere-taylor

Additional Casting

Chad Edwards

Lighting Technician

Peter Emmink

Production Designer

Tim Fagan

Driver

Mary Fallick

Stunts

Jeanne Fay

Music

Avi Federgreen

Unit Production Manager

Monica Foster

Network Executive

Michael Friedman

Visual Effects Supervisor

Michael Gibson

Photography

Linda Gillespie

Post-Production Accountant

Dede Gilser

Production

Gerry Goffin

Song

Tim Good

Special Effects Coordinator

Luke Gordon

Grip

Stephanie Gorin

Casting

John F Green

Dialogue Editor

Nick Grillo

Producer

Nathan Hankins

Assistant Sound Editor

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Ronn Hastings

On-Set Dresser

John Hazel

On-Set Dresser

Wayne Heitman

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Gretchen Helbig

Script Supervisor

Jery Hewitt

Stunts

Cameron Hoffman

Painter

Patrick Hogan

Adr Editor

Sara Holmes

Accounting Assistant

Garry Honcharuk

Props

Fritzi Horstman

Post-Production Supervisor

Richard J Hughes

Location Manager

Craig Jackson

Assistant Location Manager

Leah Jaunzems

Assistant

Brian Jennison

Driver

Blair Johannes

Stunts

Gillian M Jones

Accounting Assistant

Ingrid Jones

Assistant

Helen Kaneva

Art Department

Aaron Kazmer

Grip

Chad Keens-douglas

Stunts

Jack Keller

Song

Harry Keramidas

Editor

Tim King

Executive In Charge Of Post-Production

Stacey Knocker

Other

Rick Kush

Assistant Director

Erika Larner

Wardrobe Supervisor

Matt Lawrie

Stunts

Kathy Levitt

Researcher

Mark Anthony Little

Line Producer

Mark Little

Producer

Little Richard

Song

Howard London

Adr Mixer

Randy Lowder

Titles

Randy Lundrigan

Driver

Mark Macdonald

Assistant Director

Darren Marsman

Stunts

Anthony Mazzei

Sound Editor

Jerome Mccann

Transportation Supervisor

Karen Mcconnell

Art Department

Sean Mccormack

Recording Engineer

Brent Mcgillivray

Assistant Art Director

Renay Mcgowan

Post-Production Coordinator

Christopher Marshall Mckenzie

Researcher

Duncan Mcleod

Stunts

Dennis Mcneill

Color Timer

Gus Medina

Foley Mixer

Frank Military

Writer

Frances Cabezas Miller

Assistant Costume Designer

Zigi Miller

Assistant Director

Juan Carlos Montalvo

Assistant Camera

Ian Morgan

Sound Editor

Todd Murakami

Sound Effects Editor

John Nelles

Dialogue Coach

Graydon Nichols

Carpenter

Regan Noble

Hair Stylist

Damon O'daniel

Assistant

Michael O'hara

Driver

Marilyn O'quinn

Makeup Artist

Jody Orsini

Costume Supervisor

Anthony Pace

Location Assistant

Anthony Pangalos

Production Coordinator

Nicole Pearson

Costume Supervisor

Dale Perry

Foley Artist

Dana Perry

Best Boy

Joseph M Ramdath

On-Set Dresser

Keith Reaume

On-Set Dresser

Robert Rehme

Executive Producer

Deborah Ricketts

Researcher

Kevin Robbin

Driver

David Rosenberg

Assistant Editor

Paul Rutledge

Stunts

Kerron Schullere

Stunts

Jonathan Schwartz

Assistant

Sean Scoffield

Assistant Art Director

Lisa Shamata

Unit Publicist

Bill Sims

Transportation Captain

Ken Sinclair

Art Department

Deborah Spera

Creative Executive (Showtime)

Richard Spiegelman

Transportation

Jaan Spirka

Dailies

Julia Stan

Script Supervisor

Ron Stannett

Director Of Photography

The Staple Singers

Song Performer

Rita Stapleton

Makeup Artist

Sheelagh Stewart

Production

John Stoneham

Stunts

Tom Thompson

On-Set Dresser

Soo Luen Tom

Assistant Costume Designer

Chad Tomasoski

Post-Production Supervisor

Les Umberger

On-Line Editor

Robin Urdang

Music Supervisor

Uma Venkataramaiah

Production Assistant

Steve Vignola

Stunts

Andres Vosu

Driver

Steve Wakefield

Executive In Charge Of Production

David Walcott

Stunts

Chris Radley Walters

Transportation Coordinator

Trevor Ward

Audio Consultant

John Weber

Finance Manager

David Adam Weisberg

Adr Mixer

Richard Wesley

Writer

Geoff Williams

Stunts

Mark Willis

Camera Operator

Tamara Winston

Costume Designer

Chris Zacharuk

Chief Lighting Technician

Film Details

Also Known As
Deacons Of Defense
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Abc News Videosource; Bbc Archives; By David's; By David's Capers On Location; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Dufferin Gate Productions; Getty Images; I Postini; Manta Digital Sound & Picture; NBC News; Negative People; Panavision, Ltd.; Showtime Networks; Sonar Entertainment; Sony Pictures Scoring Stage; Starcraft; Technicolor; UCLA Film & Television Archives
Distribution Company
Showtime Home Entertainment
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for three 2004 Image Awards, including Outstanding Actor in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special (Forest Whitaker and Ossie Davis) and Outstanding TV Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special, by the NAACP.

Aired in United States February 16, 2003

Aired in United States November 18, 2003