April 12, 2022 – (Toronto, ON) Canadian production company, Have Faith Productions (HFP) has begun the roll out of its new film “Sons 2 The Grave” (S2TG) in association with FilmRise. and Incendo “Sons 2 The Grave” is currently screening on Amazon US and UK, on ROKU Canada, US, and UK & IMDBtv US & UK. The film has risen quickly as an audience favorite with an 8.3 /10 viewer rating.
Have Faith Productions is forever blessed with the talent who came together for this film. Atlantic recording artist, Trevor Jackson ( Blackish, Grownish, Superfly) Justin Martin ( Flight, The Soloist, A Raisin In The Sun, Blue Bloods) NAACP nominated, Algee Smith ( Detroit, The Hate You Give, Euphoria, The Bobby Brown Story) Atkins Estimond ( STARZ Hightown, Superfly, Inside Man) NAACP nominated, Darren Dewitt Henson ( Stomp The Yard, The Family Business, Chocolate City) Brad James (The Choice, A House Divided, Love Always) Jahnee Wallace (Saints & Sinners) Ajona Alexus ( Breaking In, Empire, Greys Anatomy) Demetria McKinney ( A House Divided, Bobby Kristina, House Of Payne) and veteran actors Maria Howell ( The Color Purple, The Resident, Hidden Figures, Saints and Sinners) and Emmy award winner Greg Allan Williams ( Council of Dads, The Righteous Gemstones, Greenleaf, Chicago Med).
“Sons 2 The Grave” was written and produced by Canadian author, screenwriter & producer Lynne Stoltz. Lynne is one half of the family-owned production company owned with her daughter, popular Toronto Publicist Sasha Stoltz. HFP was started after the death of husband/ father, Tony Stoltz. The movie is in his memory. “Sons 2 The Grave” was shot in Atlanta. It was a passion project for HFP which is not surprising for anyone who knows Lynne or has read her work. The screenwriter & author writes from her heart, guided by her faith. It was important to Lynne to make a movie that didn’t preach, not her place, but instead to tell a story that plays out organically in front of you and reflects the paths taken from both sides of the bridge.
“Sons 2 The Grave “ follows basketball phenom, Marcus Jennings after his mother, Ruth, reluctantly agrees to move to the at-risk community of Hudson for her son’s basketball career. The sad irony will haunt Ruth forever. A footbridge is all that separates Hudson from million-dollar homes of the rich and politically connected. “We are our brother’s keeper” not the mantra of the day. Hudson is run by RD who a long time ago sold his soul and is comfortable taking yours. Marcus and his three close friends hang with RD for what they think are perks in the neighborhood. Their freedom, now, sacrificed. In the end, it’s what they all had in common, the fear of staying, fear of leaving and the fear of appearing weak that would end Marcus’s life. Murder is a sin. There is no justification…but there is understanding. Friends live in fear and remain silent, giving power to a killer, binding them for life. The silence of cowards is deafening. Ruth Jennings believes God sees all. There is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. But for now, there’s Hudson. “Sons 2 The Grave” tells that story.
Have Faith Productions has a slate of projects on the go. ‘Hudson’ a television series (from the movie), MOW’s, ‘Loud Silence’ from Lynne’s first book and ‘The Other Side Of The Bed’ from her second book due out summer 2022 in both Canada and US and ‘Dropped Off” a Faith and Family movie. Before its release, S2TG was screened privately for MLK111 & Mrs. King. It was an honor. Lynne’s writing has caught the attention of many others, including Danny Glover, Alfre Woodard and the late Maya Angelou, who was attached to direct ‘Loud Silence’ before her passing.
“Your first film is a challenge on every level, emotionally and physically, it’s a part of you. When it’s finally complete you put it out there and pray your vision resonates. It’s a journey. My Faith keeps me strong. My resilience may falter at times, but never my faith.”
Author, screenwriter & producer
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Police investigating threatening social media post captured near Pointe-Claire school – CTV News Montreal
Montreal police were on site at John Rennie High School Thursday after threatening images were posted to social media, which may have featured a firearm.
The post included two images: the first showed what appeared to be the side of the school. The second image depicted a young man holding what appeared to be a firearm in an unknown location.
Police say the post is related to a conflict between two people who have yet to be identified, and that they were likely going to meet at the school. The threats were not directed toward the school itself.
Police got a call reporting the post at around 9:40 a.m.
Students remained in class while officers stationed themselves at the school. The board notified parents of the situation and asked them not to pick up their kids.
School board officials said in an internal note to parents that “at no point were staff or students in danger.”
School officials decided to send students home in the early afternoon as officers continued their investigation. Some were bussed out of school property at around 1 p.m.
Police say their firearm division is trying to learn more about the threats. There have been no arrests.
In a statement released later in the day, the Lester B. Pearson School Board thanked the police for acting quickly.
“Today’s incident was extremely regrettable and troubling,” the board said.
“We are extremely relieved and thankful for the prompt and thorough response of law enforcement and the professional way our staff managed the situation.”
A school spokesperson confirmed classes would resume Friday morning.
Media Advisory: Minister Osborne to Speak at YMCA Annual Enterprise Olympics Conference – News Releases – Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
The Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of Education, will bring remarks at the YMCA Annual Enterprise Olympics Conference today (Friday, May 27).
The event takes place at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, 5 Navigator Avenue, St. John’s at 12:30 p.m.
Enterprise Olympics is a program that encourages the growth of entrepreneurial thinking among students and teachers and provides a quality experience for young people considering careers in entrepreneurship.
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Texas school shooter warning signs drowned in sea of social media posts – Global News
The warning signs were there for anyone to stumble upon, days before the 18-year-old gunman entered a Texas elementary school and slaughtered 19 children and two teachers.
There was the Instagram photo of a hand holding a gun magazine, a TikTok profile that warned, “Kids be scared,” and the image of two AR-style semi-automatic rifles displayed on a rug, pinned to the top of the killer’s Instagram profile.
Shooters are leaving digital trails that hint at what’s to come long before they actually pull the trigger.
“When somebody starts posting pictures of guns they started purchasing, they’re announcing to the world that they’re changing who they are,” said Katherine Schweit, a retired FBI agent who spearheaded the agency’s active shooter program. “It absolutely is a cry for help. It’s a tease: can you catch me?”
The foreboding posts, however, are often lost in an endless grid of Instagram photos that feature semi-automatic rifles, handguns and ammunition. There’s even a popular hashtag devoted to encouraging Instagram users to upload daily photos of guns with more than 2 million posts attached to it.
For law enforcement and social media companies, spotting a gun post from a potential mass shooter is like sifting through quicksand, Schweit said. That’s why she tells people not to ignore those type of posts, especially from children or young adults. Report it, she advises, to a school counselor, the police or even the FBI tip line.
Increasingly, young men have taken to Instagram, which boasts a thriving gun community, to drop small hints of what’s to come with photos of their own weapons just days or weeks before executing a mass killing.
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Before shooting 17 students and staff members dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, Nikolas Cruz posted on YouTube that he wanted to be a “professional school shooter” and shared photos of his face covered, posing with guns. The FBI took in a tip about Cruz’s YouTube comment but never followed up with Cruz.
In November, 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley shared a photo of a semi-automatic handgun his dad had purchased with the caption, “Just got my new beauty today,” days before he went on to kill four students and injure seven others at his high school in Oxford Township, Michigan.
And days before entering a school classroom on Tuesday and killing 19 small children and two teachers, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos left similar clues across Instagram.
On May 20, the day that law enforcement officials say Ramos purchased a second rifle, a picture of two AR-style semi-automatic rifles appeared on his Instagram. He tagged another Instagram user with more than 10,000 followers in the photo. In an exchange, later shared by that user, she asks why he tagged her in the photo.
“I barely know you and u tag me in a picture with some guns,” the Instagram user wrote, adding, “It’s just scary.”
The school district in Uvalde had even spent money on software that, using geofencing technology, monitors for potential threats in the area.
Ramos, however, didn’t make a direct threat in posts. Having recently turned 18, he was legally allowed to own the weapons in Texas.
His photos of semi-automatic rifles are one of many on platforms like Instagram, Facebook and YouTube where it’s commonplace to post pictures or videos of guns and shooter training videos are prevalent. YouTube prohibits users from posting instructions on how to convert firearms to automatic. But Meta, the parent company of Instagram and Facebook, does not limit photos or hashtags around firearms.
That makes it difficult for platforms to separate people posting gun photos as part of a hobby from those with violent intent, said Sara Aniano, a social media and disinformation researcher, most recently at Monmouth University.
“In a perfect world, there would be some magical algorithm that could detect a worrisome photo of a gun on Instagram,” Aniano said. “For a lot of reasons, that’s a slippery slope and impossible to do when there are people like gun collectors and gunsmiths who have no plan to use their weapon with ill intent.”
Meta said it was working with law enforcement officials Wednesday to investigate Ramos’ accounts. The company declined to answer questions about reports it might have received on Ramos’ accounts.
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