WHEN GEORGE GOT MURDERED is a reimagining of what happened inside of the jail where the ex-cop who killed George Floyd was being held in the Spring of 2020. As the guards and the inmates are witnessing what is taking place in their city and around the world as a result of George Floyd’s murder, the news of the Killers’ presence in the jail has spread.
Inside the jail, the guards know that doing their job to keep the Killer safe will not be an easy task. And they have recently become aware that none of the minority guards in the jail are being allowed to work the unit where the killer of George Floyd is being held.
In addition, there is the mounting pressure of the inmates themselves, who have begun making outright threats against the Killer ex-cop as their own form of justice, threats that every one of the guards knows could very well potentially happen.
It does not take long before some of the guards begin to voice their displeasure at having the Killer’s presence in such a small facility but also to the implementation of a racist policy that has been placed upon their fellow correction officers of colour. Tensions continue to rise, culminating in a totally unexpected but eye-opening and thought provoking ending to the film.
The film was written and directed by Terrance Tykeem (JASON’S LETTER). It stars Montel Williams, Beanie Sigel, Don Most and Robert Wuhl. The film has a running time of 65 minutes and will not be rated by the MPAA. Indie Rights will release the film on digital platforms on June 14, in time for the trials of the officers involved in George Floyd’s murder.