blackpills debuts new docuseries ‘RESIST’ today on the mobile platform.
Produced by Pulse Films, ‘RESIST’ picks up after the public ousting of corrupt L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca and follows Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, along with a group of community organizers who work together to shutdown a new jail the county is trying to break ground on. The series explores their grassroots efforts and gives a first-hand look behind the scenes of their powerful activism in action, challenging the status-quo.
Each episode explores different personal stories and shows how the families and loved ones fight for their freedom after they are incarcerated. As the series unfolds, the issues of cash bail, unlawful arrest, over-policing of black and brown neighborhoods, and mass incarceration are examined. The community and student activists band together to attack the legislation that is targeting each concern.
‘RESIST’ features Cullors, and fellow activists Johnathan Perez (Co-Founder, Immigrant Youth Coalition), Jayda Rasberry (Dignity & Power NOW), Bamby Salcedo (Founder of TransLatin@ Coalition), and many others.
The series is directed by Tani Ikeda, Mobolaji Olambiwonnu, and Nathalie Johns. The series is executive produced by Dream Hampton (Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice Mapping a Detroit Story), Patrisse Cullors and Mervyn Marcano.
blackpills is a global insurgent media company that creates, produces and distributes premium and original short form content for the swipe generation. Founded by Daniel Marhely (Founder of Deezer) and Patrick Holzman (founder of Allociné & the former CEO of Canal+ International), blackpills collaborates with prestigious directors, actors and influencers across the globe to bring their creative projects to all audiences. Launched in 2017, the blackpills app is available in over 30 countries on iOS and Android, and select series are also available via blackpills’ global distribution partnership with VICE, where it currently sits within VICE’s Top 3 channels. Recently, blackpills was the number 1 free app download in the Apple Store and is also available on Google Play. blackpills has offices in Los Angeles, Paris, and Tel Aviv. For more information visit https://www.blackpills.com/
ABOUT PULSE FILMS
Pulse Films is an award-winning, modern-day studio encompassing the development, production, financing and distribution of cross-platform content for audiences worldwide. Founded by Thomas Benski and Marisa Clifford in 2005, Pulse Films is dedicated to creating moments of culture through innovative storytelling and operates under the following divisions: Film, Television, Branded Entertainment, Music and Commercials. Pulse Films’ recent projects include feature films such as Andrea Arnold’s Cannes Jury Prize winner and BAFTA nominated AMERICAN HONEY, Sundance Award winning THE WITCH, Kahlil Joseph & Beyonce’s Emmy nominated LEMONADE, the Sundance award-winning ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS and 2017’s TROPHY. TV projects include BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK (BBC Two) as well as DON’T STOP, a forthcoming 10-part series for Sky. Pulse also have a number of strategic brand partnerships with the likes of Volvo, EA Sports, Converse, Nike, Red Bull & Kenzo.