Over the course of this past year, filmmaker Lucas Krost has been haunted by images of the sick, injured, and homeless Haitians he’s seen during his travels.
Over the course of this past year, filmmaker Lucas Krost has been haunted by images of the sick, injured, and homeless Haitians he’s seen during his travels. Armed with a powerful screenplay and backed by a talented cast and crew, Lucas travels to Haiti this spring to make a full-length feature film based on his own experiences. His movie, A Rock in the Sun, sets out to increase awareness of a country’s continuing desperation and to inspire support to raise the funds necessary to help individual Haitians begin to rebuild their homes.
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Kirk Kjeldsen’s screenplay tells the story of Nick Fanning, a successful Manhattan lawyer who reconnects with his Haitian childhood friend Jean Paul, whose mother, Yveline, had been Nick’s childhood nanny. Desperate to find Yveline after news of the earthquake, Jean Paul plunges into the thick of Haiti’s devastation with Nick in tow. Nick’s character’s development as he becomes more and more engaged with his surroundings suggests our own potential evolution from bystanders to active participants.