"Three Corners of Deception" is a story about how a college law professor and an attorney fell in love over a Las Vegas Memorial Day weekend. They got married shortly thereafter, then started a family only to realize he wasn't the man he said he was and a complete manipulation of the relationship occurred. The marriage ended hastily after a year, only to be carried out in a court of law that brought even more deception than what was originally thought. Eventually the court would rule against the mother in all areas due to judicial deception with judges, lawyers, and lawmen involved. They were part of the "good ol' boy network." It is a story about how a college law professor and an attorney fell in love over a Las Vegas Memorial Day weekend. They got married shortly thereafter, then started a family only to realize he wasn't the man he said he was and a complete manipulation of the relationship occurred. The marriage ended hastily after a year, only to be carried out in a court of law that brought even more deception then what was originally thought. Eventually the court would rule against the mother in all areas. The feature film project is directed by Dr. Meleeka Clary who is an award winning director, mother, entrepreneur and an artist who was born in Boston, Massachusetts. It was our pleasure to speak to her about her latest film project, Three Corners of Deception.
How did you start making films and what was the first film project you worked on?
Answer: I started making my first film 2016 called “Three Corners of Deception”. The reason I started making my own film was because my voice in the Judicial system was not being heard or respected as a women of color. I reside in Hamilton County in the state of Indiana. During the year of 2016, I was fighting for equal parenting time and parenting rights for my son. My ex-husband is a lawyer who practice in the Hamilton county court system who has a huge political influence on decision making with the judges who are elected law officials in Hamilton County Superior courts. I witnessed a lot of foul play and biases from the courts. I was treated so badly in the Hamilton County Superior courts by them making a mockery out of me because I am not a lawyer. I took action against some bad judges, which was nothing out of my due process rights, which I am able to utilize as a civilian.
What genre of filmmaking are you looking to work on and why?
Answer: I like working on drama, romance and comedy films. However, I also enjoy documentaries because one can share their story based on true events.
What is the most challenging aspect of being an independent filmmaker?
Answer: Being taken seriously as a film maker. I am not a known film maker in the entertainment industry like Spike Lee, but as Spike Lee said during his Master class course that I took “one has to start somewhere to be notice”. Therefore, that would be called an Independent filmmaker. Another challenge would be the expense. It is very expensive to create and find producing for a movie that no one knows about and a film maker no one heard about yet.
How challenging is it to fund indie films?
Answer: It is very challenging as a first film maker because one does not know if people will go and see the movie. So it is a gamble not knowing if your going to make your money back.
Please name three of your most favorite directors. How have they been influential in your work?
Answer: Spike Lee, Ron Howard, Ice Cube and Penny Marshall they all started acting or rapping first in whatever they saw fit. Their determination was increble. They saw a bigger vision and stayed consistent in what they believed in.
What is your next film project and what are you currently working on?
Answer: I am working on something that is based on true events, which originates with my up-bringing. There are 5 girls from the city of Boston, MA who go through obstacles during their up-bringing who shares love, strength, survivaliness and togetherness as an unity in how to deal with the interchanges of life.
What was the inspiration behind your latest film project?
Answer: I was going to jail for 24 hours for allowing my son to be baptized. Hamilton County Superior Courts were putting me in Jail for something that was not against the law or a part of my divorce dree. Therefore, my actions would not warrant such a thing. I knew what Hamilton county superior courts were doing was against my constitutional rights. With that being said, I had to fight against the injustice that I was receiving from the court system. So I started to protest and share my story with the world.
How did you find the cast and the crew of the film?
Answer: Indeed and Backstage
What is the distribution plan of the film and did the film receive any screenings or was it featured in festivals?
Answer: Three Corners of Deception Movie was in selected theaters in 7 states. Also, the movie featured in film festivals, which won 13 Awards as well. I am currently looking for screening networks.
Why do you make films and what kind of impact would your work have on the world?
Answer: I make films because my voice is not loud enough to fight some of these lawmakers who are powerful behind closed doors. My mission is to contribute to a social change in this world we live in towards a positive impact. In other words, if I can bring to light of what these bad lawmakers are doing to me behind the scenes then maybe they will feel some shame and stop hurting the powerless. I am hoping the world will hear my cry and see my pain through my movies. Although, I am not a judge or a lawyer but I am a person just like them; so I have a purpose to be here just like them because God said so!
TCD Productions Team
Three Corners of Deception
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