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Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story

Tribeca TV

World Premiere

USA | 45 MINUTES

REST IN POWER: THE TRAYVON MARTIN STORY

Documentary
The definitive look at one of the most talked-about and controversial events of the last decade, Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story recounts the life and legacy of the titular 17-year-old, who was shot and killed in Florida in 2012, and whose tragic and untimely death gave rise to the #Blacklivesmatter movement. The series is based on the book of the same title by Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, and executive-produced by Shawn “JAY-Z" Carter.

After the screening: A conversation with co-directors Julia Willoughby Nason and Jenner Furst, the parents of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, executive producers Mike Gasparro, and Chachi Senior. Moderated by MSNBC's Joy Reid.

CAST & CREDITS

Director
Jenner Furst, Julia Willoughby Nason
Network
Paramount Network
Showrunner/Executive Producer
Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter, Michael Gasparro, Nick Sandow, Sybrina Fulton, Tracy Martin, Chachi Senior
Cinematographer
Daniel B. Levin
Co-Director
Jenner Furst

PANELISTS

Jenner Furst

Jenner Furst

In 2007, Jenner Furst was on the ground floor of Brick City packaging and selling the acclaimed 11-Hour Docuseries for Sundance Channel. He went on to win a Peabody Award with Veteran Filmmakers Marc Levin, Mark Benjamin and Oscar-Winner Forest Whitaker. The team developed Chicagoland an 8-Hour Docuseries for CNN, which Furst Senior Produced with Executive Producer Robert Redford. Furst founded The Cinemart in 2011 with Julia Willoughby Nason to create and produce signature, handmade work in a boutique setting. The company produced Welcome to Leith and formed a partnership with JAY-Z to produce TIME: The Kalief Browder Story.

Sybrina  Fulton

Sybrina Fulton

Sybrina Fulton is dedicating her life to transforming family tragedy into social change. Since the death of her 17 year old son, Trayvon Martin, during the violent confrontation in 2012, Fulton has become an inspiring spokesperson for parents and concerned citizens across the country. In 2017, her book co-authored with Tracy Martin, Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, shared the intimate story of a tragically foreshortened life and the rise of a movement that awoke a nation’s conscience.

Julia Willoughby Nason

Julia Willoughby Nason

Native New Yorker and Artist, Nason formed The Cinemart with filmmaker Jenner Furst. Under the company banner, Nason Executive Produced the Award-Winning Documentary Welcome to Leith an unflinching look at Racial Extremism in America's Heartland. Nason received an Emmy Nomination for her work on the film and went on to Co-Create and Executive Produce Time: The Kalief Browder Story with JAY-Z. Nason is currently Co-Directing Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story with Jenner Furst for JAY-Z and The Paramount Network. Nason and her team continue to develop signature unscripted and scripted projects from their Brooklyn-based studio.

Tracy Martin

Tracy Martin

Since the death of his son Trayvon in 2012 due to a violent confrontation, Tracy Martin has committed his life to transforming tragedy into change. Not only was Trayvon his son, but his best friend, and as a father, Martin took the life changing event with difficulty. Yet, with heartache came the strength to move forward in a positive direction. In 2017, his book co-authored with Sybrina Fulton, Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, shared the intimate story of a tragically foreshortened life and the rise of a movement that awoke a nation’s conscience.

Chachi Senior

Chachi Senior

As Paramount Network’s Senior Vice President, Alternative Series and Development, Chachi Senior leads the network’s non-scripted development team, overseeing established hits like Ink Master and Bar Rescue, as well as Ink Angels, Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio and breakout documentary series TIME: The Kalief Browder Story. Senior is currently leading the creative development of It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards and the highly anticipated documentary series Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, executive produced by Shawn JAY-Z Carter.

Michael Gasparro

Michael Gasparro

Michael Gasparro is a Talent Manager and Film Producer with 18 years' experience in Film, Television Development and Production in New York City. Gasparro Produced The Wannabe starring Patricia Arquette and Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese. In 2016, he joined the Cinemart to Executive Produce Time: The Kalief Browder Story for JAY-Z and Spike TV and in 2017 Gasparro Managament was formed. Gasparro is currently Executive Producing Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story with The Cinemart for JAY-Z and The Paramount Network.


CONTACTS

Press Contact
Debra Fazio
Paramount Network
New York, NY 10014
Phone: 212 767 8649
Debra.Fazio@viacom.com