‘A Cry for Justice’ based on a true story
10/18/2013, 6 a.m.
“Stand Your Ground: A Cry for Justice” is an independent film based on the true story of Jackie Carpenter’s son, Jason Veitch, who was accused of murder in Newnan.
It showcases the talents of Cameron “Camy” Arnett and his wife, B.J., founders of the inspirational TV series “BYOBB.”
The courtroom drama premiered Oct. 17 at Carmike Cinema in Snellville.
It tells the story of the 10-month nightmare endured by Carpenter and her family when her son was arrested and tried for felony murder after an accidental shooting during a theft at his work site.
B.J. Arnett is a former marketing director at the Gallery at South DeKalb.
Her husband co-stars as Mitchell Kane, a defense attorney pleading for the life of Veitch, played by Drew Matthews. She appears as TV reporter Deaundria Keana Kelly and also is the film’s wardrobe coordinator and key costumer.
The film is based on Carpenter’s books “The Bridge: Between Cell Block A and a Miracle Is Psalm 91” and “Georgia Justice.” It has won numerous awards, including Best Screenplay at the Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival 2012. This year, it was the Gideon Film Festival Official Selection and Best Picture at Peachtree Village International Film Festival. The movie by Triple Horse Studios was filmed in North Georgia.
Regular release in select theaters begins on Jan. 17. For more information, visit www.acryforjusticemovie.com.