DAVID & ME // Ray Klonsky & Marc Lamy // CANADA -USA // RT 69min
SAT 10/4 // Doors Open 5:30pm // Film Starts @ 6:00pm
David McCallum is a convicted murderer from the mean streets of Brooklyn who has spent 29-years in prison. Ray Klonsky is a middle class, Jewish-Italian kid from Toronto. When fate crossed their paths however, a friendship was born that changed both of their lives forever. "David & Me" is the story of their friendship and the fight for David’s freedom, as Klonsky joins a dedicated team of lawyers and activists who are looking into David’s case and searching for new evidence that will exonerate him. The unlikely bond between David and Ray turns this gut-wrenching wrongful conviction story into a transformative film about going the distance for what you believe.
A documentary about two unlikely friends – a convicted murderer and a young, Canadian filmmaker. David McCallum is 29 years into a life sentence. Despite a mountain of evidence that should exonerate David, or at least grant him a new trial, filmmaker Ray Klonsky and a pro-bono team are stymied by a justice system that is not designed to free the wrongly convicted. When news of a DNA match that fingers a new suspect surfaces, the team thinks justice will finally be served. But they quickly learn their fight has only just begun. “I’ve thought about it and I could not see myself standing in front of anyone and admitting guilt in this crime, and if it takes me dying in prison, I will do that. I’d rather die in prison. And that’s the truth.” -David McCallum
You’ve probably never heard of David McCallum – his case has not garnered the attention of Mumia Abu-Jamal or David Milgaard in Canada – but for a quarter century, in relative obscurity, he has been tirelessly fighting to overturn this …Written by Markham Street Films
ABOUT THE DIRECTORS
Ray began his career in production at the age of 17, renting out commercial space to produce citywide events for high school students. Upon graduating the communications program at Concordia University in 2008, Ray directed and produced numerous music videos, corporate web spots, short films, and large-scale events. Since graduating from Concordia University in 2007, Marc Lamy has been working as a Director of Photography and Director on numerous Canadian productions - from documentary television series to music videos and web-based work.
Since graduating from Concordia University in 2007, Marc Lamy has been working as a Director of Photography and Director on numerous Canadian productions - from documentary television series to music videos and web-based work. In 2008, he began developing "David & Me" with writing/directing partner, Ray Klonsky.