By now, especially if you follow Shatterglass Studios on Facebook, you know its new offshoot, Shatterglass Films, along with Chaz Ebert, will adapt to film Chris Benson’s book about Emmett Till.
Benson’s “Death Of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime that Changed America” tells of the life of the Chicago teen who, while visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta, was brutally tortured and killed by white men after supposedly whistling at a white woman.
The movie will be shot next year in Illinois and Mississippi.
It might be the first of many features to be made here by Shatterglass Films. Brett Hays, producer at Shatterglass, believes central Illinois is ripe for and can sustain movie making for many reasons.