Filmmaker raising funds to make Tim Cole documentary

Filmmaker raising funds to make Tim Cole documentary

It started as just a job assignment for video-journalist Jared Christopher, covering the unveiling of Timothy Cole's statue across from Texas Tech.

After hearing from Cole's family, he was motivated to dig deeper into the Timothy Cole story.
You'll remember, Cole was convicted of rape in 1986 as an undergrad at Tech. 
He died in prison from an asthma attack in 1999 before the wrongful conviction was overturned. 
He was the first Texan to be posthumously pardoned and was also give an honorary undergraduate degree in law and social justice.
Christopher said, he's more interested in telling the story of Tim the man, not what happened after his death.

"At the very heart of it this documentary will probably end up being a love story between a mother and her son because that's essentially what the last 13 years of his life was daily letter writing to and from his mother and her never giving up on him," Christopher said.

Christopher has initiated a kick starter campaign to raise $25,000 to produce the documentary. He's currently at almost $3,000.

Click here to donate to the campaign and here to watch the documentary trailer.

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