That Film is CHANGING THE GAME it deals more with lessons about life. On the heels of Occupy Wall Street and the characterization of bankers as thugs, CHANGING THE GAME offers a sharp and smart comparison with Wall Street and the street life.
It’s an epic tale about a supremely intelligent young African-American male who rises from the ferocious and oppressive streets of North Philadelphia to become a shining star in the lucrative world of high finance at Wall Street’s most prestigious firm. However, he soon finds that the white-collar world is filled with crime and death just like the drug-filled hood he left behind. His only chance for survival is to fully integrate a mysterious gift from a slain childhood friend into the fabric of his character.
Changing The Game was conceived by a very gifted screenwriter and director Rel Dowdell.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, he received his Bachelor’s degree in English with magna cum laude honors from Fisk University and a master’s degree in film with highest distinction from Boston University.
Dowdell’s first feature film, Train Ride, was released to widespread critical acclaim. Produced with independent financing, the film was acquired and distributed by Sony Pictures in 2005 and was a tremendous financial success. The picture starred Wood Harris, MC Lyte, Russell Hornsby, and the late Esther Rolle in her last performance.
Rel Dowdell has been compared to John Singleton and Spike Lee in the way that he blends urban storytelling and suspense to tackle relevant and universal social issues intimately intertwined with a powerful moral message.