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Director's Blog

January 11, 2012

Did anyone see The Help coming?

Yes it was a huge best-seller, but not many observers expected the movie to become the break-out hit of the summer. Just as we were putting the finishing touches on Deadline, The Help exploded, targeting much the same audience we are. A Southern story about racial injustice and the intertwined lives of black and white families struggling to find a way forward – that could aptly describe both movies. And while Deadline is not the same movie – it focuses on a racially-motivated unsolved murder – the same heartfelt emotion that propelled The Help is at the core of Deadline.

Our challenge is to let everyone who was moved by The Help know about Deadline, a movie that proves that justice – even long-delayed justice – is possible.