Produced + Directed by Carlye Rubin and Katie Green
Streaming on Major Platforms Starting March 3rd, 2020
Check Out the Trailer HERE
About the Film
After a botched home invasion, 16-year-old Blake and his friends find themselves facing a virtual life prison sentence for felony murder. The film focuses on the youngest of the group, Blake, and his family as they fight to reduce his 55-year sentence over a number of years.1275 DAYS is a David-and-Goliath tale that not only explores the complicated issues surrounding juvenile incarceration in America but exposes the financial and emotional burdens families of the incarcerated face. Shot over four years since the original sentencing in 2013, this film paints a vivid picture of being young, incarcerated and grieving—all while facing an extreme sentence.
About the Filmmakers
Carlye is a Director/Producer passionate about telling stories that break taboos (talking about death), providing injustices a platform (extreme sentencing of youth)and giving voices to the marginalized (a teenage refugee soccer team [a work-in-progress]). After working in various capacities on documentaries including CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY and THE SWELL SEASON, she co-founded Smoke & Apple Films with Katie Green to make her directorial debut with THE (DEAD MOTHERS) CLUB (HBO, 2014) and followed up with THE FAMILY I HAD (Tribeca Film Festival, Discovery I.D., 2017).
Katie is a Director/Producer/Cinematographer from London. She began working in docs in 2007 as one half of the writing team behind IN PRISON MY WHOLE LIFE (Sundance Film Festival, winner of Best Film Prize at Geneva Human Rights Film Festival). After co-producing a handful of social justice-focused films in the U.K., she moved stateside to co-direct her first feature doc THE (DEAD MOTHERS) CLUB with Carlye. The pair then co-founded Smoke & Apple Films and have recently completed their second feature, THE FAMILY I HAD. Now usually found somewhere between New York and New Orleans, she continues to collaborate with Carlye in development on several new projects.