FORGIVING CAIN A Project of Filmmakers Collaborative

About this film:

A film by Garrard McClendon

Narrated by Brad Edwards and Garrard McClendon

In this documentary, Chicago talk show host, Garrard McClendon, tells the story of his parents being murdered just before he goes on-air. After celebrating their 54th wedding anniversary, Wayman and Ruby McClendon, were killed during a home invasion by two teenaged gang members. Garrard, his brothers, Duane and Theodore, and the community were devastated by the event and promised to make positive change through forgiveness.

Forgiving Cain is a personal documentary, highlighting the forgiveness of murder.

INCENTIVES FOR CONTRIBUTORS

Your contribution is tax-deductible. We appreciate any amount that you wish to give.

$25 - Personal thank you from director on Facebook and Twitter.

$50 - POSTCARD OF FORGIVING CAIN Film + Personal thank you from director on Facebook and Twitter.

$100 - HANDWRITTEN NOTE, FILM CLIPS & PROJECT UPDATES + Hand written note, project updates, with Autographed Forgiving Cain Film Post Card. Personal thank you from director on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

$250 - NAME IN "END CREDITS," T-SHIRT, 2 TICKETS TO SCREENING + Name will appear during film's end credits, a Forgiving Cain T-Shirt, 2 TICKETS to the Chicago screening, Pass to Digital Streaming of film, handwritten note, project updates, advanced private clips of film, with Autographed Forgiving Cain Film Post Card. Personal thank you from director on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

$500 - VIP MEET & GREET WITH DIRECTOR + VIP Meet & Greet and 2 TICKETS to the Chicago screening, name will appear during film's end credits, a Forgiving Cain T-Shirt, , a signed movie poster, Pass to Digital Streaming of film, handwritten note, project updates, advanced private clips of film, with Autographed Forgiving Cain Film Post Card. Personal thank you from director on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

$1000 - ASSOC. PRODUCER, VIP, DINNER w/Director + Associate Producer status in film credits, Dinner with Filmmaker at Chicago's Exclusive Mid America Club, VIP Meet & Greet for 6 tickets to the Chicago screening, a Forgiving Cain T-Shirt, a signed movie poster, Pass to Digital Streaming of film, handwritten note, project updates, advanced private clips of film, with Autographed Forgiving Cain Film Post Card. Personal thank you from director on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

$2000 - PRODUCER, JACKETS, PROMO MATERIALS + Producer status in film credits, 2 Forgiving Cain Jackets, name on promotional materials, Dinner with Filmmaker at Chicago's Exclusive Mid America Club, VIP Meet & Greet for 8 tickets to the Chicago screening, a Forgiving Cain T-Shirt, a signed movie poster, Pass to Digital Streaming of film, handwritten note, project updates, advanced private clips of film, with Autographed Forgiving Cain Film Post Card. Personal thank you from director on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

$5000 - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER STATUS + Executive Producer - You will have credit of being Executive Producer of the film. Your name or company name will be listed prominently at the beginning and end of film. You will receive 2 Forgiving Cain Jackets, name on promotional materials, Dinner with Filmmaker at Chicago's Exclusive Mid America Club, VIP Meet & Greet for 10 people with tickets to the Chicago screening, a Forgiving Cain T-Shirt, a signed movie poster, Pass to Digital Streaming of film, handwritten note, project updates, advanced private clips of film, with Autographed Forgiving Cain Film Post Card. Personal thank you from director on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

$10,000 - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER w/ TOP CREDIT+ Executive Producer of film with the top credit. Your name or company name will be listed prominently at the beginning and end of film. Your name will also be listed in all programming. Top producer receives 20 tickets to Chicago screening. You will receive 5 Forgiving Cain Jackets, name on promotional materials, Dinner with Filmmaker at Chicago's Exclusive Mid America Club, VIP Meet & Greet for 6 people with tickets to the Chicago screening, a Forgiving Cain T-Shirt, a signed movie poster, Pass to Digital Streaming of film, handwritten note, project updates, advanced private clips of film, with Autographed Forgiving Cain Film Post Card. Personal thank you from director on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Supported by 95 Donations:

  • Phillip J.
    I Gave $250
    God Bless the McClendon Family for all they have contributed to the people of Chicago, northwest Indiana and the world!
  • Carol W.
    I Gave $100
    The staff at the Hammond Public Library support this film through our personal donations to the Staff Blue Jean Fund.
  • Bonita H.
    I Gave $250
    I look forward to seeing (what I feel will be) a powerful film about forgiveness.
  • Chris-Tia D.
    I Gave $50
  • Janette W.
    I Gave $100
  • Andrew Q.
    I Gave $100
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    You are my inspiration!! So blessed to be able to call you friend!
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  • Kevin D.
    I Gave $500
    In honor of Sheilah A. Doyle from her loving family
  • Kaziana S.
    I Gave $25
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $25
    I commend you for your forgiving heart. You are a gem! God bless.
  • joi p.
    This story not only brings healing to the family and the community; but also takes a bold step in ending senseless violence.
  • Cheryl M.
    I Gave $100
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  • Erica B.
    I Gave $50
    Great message..want to support your efforts!
  • Symone B.
  • Todd L.
    I Gave $50
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    Anonymous
    Forgiveness is against our human nature. I am inspired by your message. May God bless your endeavors!
  • Lorjem T.
    I Gave $150
    Garrard, you are an amazing person. I likely would never forgive what you forgave-- that requires a different kind of heart.
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    I Gave $50
  • Jonathan P.
    I Gave $25
    Good luck! Your movie is needed.
  • Fredrick D.
    I Gave $25
    We admire the courage you have in telling this story and advocating the cause of forgiveness.
  • Ernie D. S.
    I Gave $25
    Ms. Ernie D. Shelby aka Lady Sax® President of EDS Accounting Services Dimples, Co.
  • Barbara and Eugene R.
    I Gave $100
    Eugene and Barbara Rhenwrick and the Church of Jesus Christ - Praise the Lord.
  • Teressa K.
    I Gave $25
    Great professor with a life experience of tragedy and learning to forgive! Awesome! Thank you for everything you have done for me as your student!
  • Scott D.
    I Gave $250
  • Elijah W.
    I Gave $25
    Garrard has supported my university with the up most respect. Its only right to do the same!
  • G.H. P.
    I Gave $100
  • David H.
    I Gave $250
    You continue to be a force for positive change. My hope is that this film propels the discussion forward and affects those who view it.