romeo is bleeding
DIRECTOR: JASON ZELDES
PRODUCER: MICHAEL KLEIN
From Executive Producer Russell Simmons and Director Jason Zeldes, comes an award-winning documentary following Donté Clark, a young poet transcending the violence in his hometown by writing about his experiences. Growing up in Richmond, CA, a city haunted by a fatal turf war, Donté and the like-minded youth of the city mount an urban adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, with the hope of starting a dialogue about violence in the city. Will Richmond crush Donté’s idealism? Or will Donté end Richmond’s cycle of trauma?
Jason is a documentary director and editor, best known for editing the 2013 Academy Award® winning film, “Twenty Feet From Stardom”. The film earned Zeldes an ACE Award for best edited documentary feature, and led to more editing credits, including “Racing Extinction”, “The Music of Strangers”, “Out of State” and the Netflix Series “Chelsea Does”. Jason also edited the recently released Netflix series “Abstract: The Art of Design”. “Romeo is Bleeding” is Jason’s directorial debut. He is currently directing and editing on an upcoming Netflix documentary series.
Michael is a documentary, narrative, and commercial producer. He received a BA in Cinema-Television Production from the University of Southern California. Michael produced the short film “The Deal” written and directed by Daniel Kaminsky and executive produced by Joss Whedon, the short film “Dog Food“ which premiered at the 2014 SXSW film festival, directed by Brian Crano, starring Amanda Seyfried, Cory Michael Smith, and David Craig. He also executive produced Crano’s most recent feature film “Permission” starring Rebecca Hall and Dan Stevens. Michael has produced and directed commercials for clients such as AT&T, American Express, Apple, and Viacom.