SOURCE: Cleveland.com | Joey Morona
October 21, 2020
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Production has started on “Lovely Jackson,” an upcoming film about Rickey Jackson, the Cleveland man who spent 39 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.
“It’s a tragic and unbelievable true story that spans nearly five decades in Cleveland,” says the film’s producer Matt Waldeck. “It’s also a very cool synergy between a local non-profit, local production company, and local university during a difficult COVID-19 time.”
Waldeck, whose production company Zodiac Features brought the Helen Hunt horror film “I See You” to shoot here in 2018, describes “Lovely Jackson” as a docudrama: very stylized with traditional documentary elements embedded within and narrated by Jackson, who serves as a producer on the movie.