Civil Brand


1h 35m 2002

Brief Synopsis

"Welcome to the plantation, sister Frances." With those words, Frances Shepherd, a beautiful young mother and nurse, is greeted upon her arrival at Whitehead Correctional Institute, a maximum-security prison for women. Surrounded by hardened repeat offenders, this meek woman--incarcerated for killin

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Release Date
2002
Production Company
CFI Hollywood; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Lionsgate; Mary Nelson-Fraser & Associates; Title House, Inc.; Tomkats Movie Catering, Llc
Distribution Company
Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Trimark Home Video

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

"Welcome to the plantation, sister Frances." With those words, Frances Shepherd, a beautiful young mother and nurse, is greeted upon her arrival at Whitehead Correctional Institute, a maximum-security prison for women. Surrounded by hardened repeat offenders, this meek woman--incarcerated for killing her abusive husband--has just joined the ranks of one of the most lucrative businesses in America: the prison industrial complex. With every eye-opening day that passes, with every cruelty leveled against Shepherd and her fellow inmates, it becomes more and more obvious that profit--not rehabilitation--is the goal at Whitehead. After a series of pivotal events force the women to rise up against the injustices at the penitentiary, they band together against the "new plantation" workplace that harvests human labor for profit. But the odds are stacked against them.

Crew

Saeed Adyani

Still Photographer

Robert Althoff

Stage Recordist

Mark Amin

Executive Producer

Lin Que Ayoung

Song ("Illegal Penetration")

William K. Baker

Unit Production Manager

William Baker

Unit Production Manager

Zene Baker

Editor

John W Barbee

Transportation Coordinator

Neema Barnette

Producer

Ysaye M Barnwell

Song ("No Mirrors In My Nana'S House")

Edward C Bartell

Gaffer (Additional Photography)

Sheila Bartlett

Lead Scenic Artist

James Basile

Art Department Production Assistant

David Beatty

Editor

Donna Beltz

Dialogue Editor

Chris Bennet

Best Boy Grip

Marie R Blevins

Medic

Scotty L Blevins

Medic

Stanley Bogest

Assistant Accountant

Fontella Boone

Costume Designer

Deborah Bowden

Driver

Tim Bowen

Assistant Editor

Da Brat

Song ("All We Want")

Da Brat

Song Performer ("All We Want")

Garnett Burk

Hair Stylist

Kristian Burrows

Craft Service

Dorinda Carey

Assistant Makeup

Captain Carley

Prison Contact

Tom Carson

Assistant Production Coordinator

Tom Carson

Production Coordinator

Claude B Cave

Song ("Third World"), Song ("Synthia Song (Song For Francis)")

Jeff Clanagan

Producer

Jeff Clanagan

Executive Producer

Chantay Clark

Interim Assistant (To Producers)

Ryan Clemons

Electrician (Additional Photography)

Salvatore Coniglio

First Assistant Camera

Mikale Cook

Set Production Assistant

Kemi Cooks

Hair Stylist

Monica Cooper

Casting

Richard N Cooper

Extras Casting Coordinator

Gregory Corbett

Extras Casting Intern

Olu Dara

Song ("Strange Things Happen Every Day")

Olu Dara

Song Performer ("Strange Things Happen Every Day")

Milk Dee

Music Producer ("Illegal Penetration"), Music Producer ("Death"), Music Producer ("Angel Dust")

Jim Dickman

Prison Contact

Reginald Donaldson

Dolly Grip

Reginald Donaldson

Key Grip (Additional Photography)

Charles Dowell

Set Medic

Paula Dusman

Script Supervisor

Tommy Estridge

Assistant Props

Michael Figlio

Sound Mixer

Gregory L. Freeman

Dolly Grip (Additional Photography)

Gregory L. Freeman

Key Grip

John Frick

Post-Production Accountant

Chet Frist

Tennessee State Contact

Jeff Gaffin

Accountant

Judy Gaffin

Assistant Accountant

Nikki Giovacchini

Weapons

Stefanie Girard

Production Designer

Bill Golden

Chef

Diane Greco

Foley Artist

John Guss

Second Assistant Director

Chad Habbetz

Grip

Allan D Hamilton

Transportation Coordinator

Sandra Hamilton

Driver

Brian R Harman

Rerecording Mixer

J Michael Haynes

Electrician

Joel C. High

Music Supervisor

Kyle Hudson

Best Boy Electric

Clay Humphrey

Set Production Assistant

Merissa Ide

Script Supervisor

Christopher C Jones

Swing Gang

Dean Jones

Makeup Supervisor

Richard Jordan

Senior Vp Of Physical Operations (For Lions Gate Entertainment)

Horst Jung

Caterer

Kelly Kiernan

Second Assistant Director (Additional Photography)

Ken King

Sound Mixer

Jerry D Knight

Gaffer

Scott C Kolden

Sound Effects Supervisor

Lisa Kramer

Production Secretary

Bruce Laffey

Production Assistant

Appolos Laurient

Casting Intern (Los Angeles)

Nikki Lawder

Business And Legal Affairs Assistant (For Lions Gate Entertainment)

Betty Lee

Production Controller (For Lions Gate Entertainment)

Jordan Leibert

Unit Production Manager

Wayne Levin

Executive Vp, Business Affairs (For Lions Gate Entertainment)

Joyce Lewis

Associate Producer

Joyce Lewis

Song Performer ("Sweat Shop Rebellion/Uhuru Sassa"), Song Performer ("Critical Resistance")

Joyce Lewis

Screenwriter

Joyce Lewis

Song ("Sweat Shop Rebellion/Uhuru Sassa"), Song ("Critical Resistance")

Anna M Little

Assistant (To Neema Barnette)

Stevie Lockett

Executive Producer

Stevie Lockett

Producer

Shane Lovell

Electrician

Neb Luv

Song ("Illegal Penetration")

Neb Luv

Song Performer ("Illegal Penetration")

Mc Lyte

Song Performer ("All We Want"), Song Performer ("Illegal Penetration"), Song Performer ("Death"), Song Performer ("Angel Dust")

Mc Lyte

Song ("All We Want"), Song ("Illegal Penetration"), Song ("Angel Dust")

Daniel Macarthur

Production Assistant

Sam Mahoney

First Assistant Director (Additional Photography)

John Marshall

Electrician (Additional Photography)

Joseph May

Set Production Assistant

Laurie May

Senior Vp, Business And Legal Affairs (For Lions Gate Entertainment)

Richard Mazzochi

Property Master

Ah'keisha Mccants

Song Performer ("Can I Get A Witness")

Ah'keisha Mccants

Music Producer ("Can I Get A Witness")

Ah'keisha Mccants

Song ("Can I Get A Witness")

Reed Mccants

Music Producer ("Can I Get A Witness")

Kimberly D Mccray

Key Set Production Assistant

Annie Mceveety

First Assistant Camera (Additional Photography)

Annette Mcgraw

Chef

Robert Melnik

Vp, Business Affairs (For Lions Gate Entertainment)

Curtis A. Miller

Production Coordinator; Production Coordinator (For Lions Gate Entertainment)

Frank Moshier

Post-Production Coordinator

Frank Moshier

Associate Producer

Yuri Neyman

Director Of Photography

Ray O'reilly

Foley Artist

Kimberly Osterling

Business And Legal Affairs Assistant (For Lions Gate Entertainment)

Donna Parker

Loader

Jesse Parker

Set Production Assistant

Rhonda Parman

Makeup Assistant

James L Pearson

Dialogue Editor

Carl Pedregal

Post-Production Supervisor

Carl Pedregal

Producer

Edward J Pei

Director Of Photography (Additional Photography)

Aaron Pittman

Music Producer ("All We Want")

Nick Plantico

Special Effects

Nick Plantico

Stunt Coordinator

Patia Prouty

Wardrobe

Eugene Purcell

Driver

Christopher J Pyles

Set Decorator

Chephren Rasika

Grip (Additional Photography)

Elena Redmon

Additional Craft Service

Sam Rhymes

Craft Service

Emily Rice

Post-Production Accountant

Sacha Riviere

Camera Operator

Sacha Riviere

Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

Cinnamon Roberts

Production Assistant

Kirk Robinson

Song ("Death")

Kimberly A Rosen

Wardrobe Assistant

Debby Rudy

Adr Supervisor

David Ryker

Stunt Coordinator

Pam Satterfield

First Assistant Director

David Schneider

Boom Operator

Jackson Schwartz

Foley Mixer

Steve Sheridan

Color

Donna Sloan

Vp Of Production (For Lions Gate Entertainment)

Larry Smith

Driver

Dona Spangler

Production Coordinator

Jason Speck

Location Assistant

Darin Spillman

Co-Producer

Darryl St Juste

Best Boy Grip

Kevin Stallings

Extras Casting Intern

Mary Stankiewicz

Second Assistant Camera (Additional Photography)

Manning Tillman

Second Assistant Camera

Butch Turner

Boom Operator

Jennifer Tyler

Production Intern

Stephanie Urcheck

Music Coordinator

Charlyn Ware

Manager If Business And Legal Affairs (For Lions Gate Entertainment)

Mike Weezner

Special Effects Coordinator

Angie Wells

Key Makeup

David John West

Supervising Sound Editor

David John West

Sound Designer

David John West

Rerecording Mixer

Lisa Westin

Loader

Preston A. Whitmore

Screenwriter

Preston A. Whitmore

Executive Producer

Don Wilkerson

First Assistant Director

Cyndi Williams

Production Designer

Hannah Williams

Production Assistant

Wendy Wilmoth

Casting Intern (Tennessee)

Carlos Wilson

Song ("Just Another Day"), Song ("Sunshine"), Song ("Reflections (Jazz On Radio)"), Song ("Reggae Revolution"), Song ("Bitches"), Song ("Money"), Song ("Sweat Shop Rebellion/Uhuru Sassa"), Song ("Third World"), Song ("3 Strikes"), Song ("Synthia Song (Song For Francis)"), Song ("Money Where The Funk Is"), Song ("Critical Resistance")

Louis Wilson

Song ("Just Another Day"), Song ("Sunshine"), Song ("Reflections (Jazz On Radio)"), Song ("Reggae Revolution"), Song ("Bitches"), Song ("Money"), Song ("Sweat Shop Rebellion/Uhuru Sassa"), Song ("Third World"), Song ("3 Strikes"), Song ("Synthia Song (Song For Francis)"), Song ("Money Where The Funk Is"), Song ("Critical Resistance")

Rais Wilson

Song ("Black Woman")

Ricardo A Wilson

Song ("Just Another Day"), Song ("Sunshine"), Song ("Reflections (Jazz On Radio)"), Song ("Reggae Revolution"), Song ("Bitches"), Song ("Money"), Song ("Sweat Shop Rebellion/Uhuru Sassa"), Song ("Third World"), Song ("3 Strikes"), Song ("Synthia Song (Song For Francis)"), Song ("Money Where The Funk Is"), Song ("Critical Resistance")

Wilfredo R Wilson

Song ("Just Another Day"), Song ("Sunshine"), Song ("Reflections (Jazz On Radio)"), Song ("Reggae Revolution"), Song ("Bitches"), Song ("Money"), Song ("Sweat Shop Rebellion/Uhuru Sassa"), Song ("Third World"), Song ("3 Strikes"), Song ("Money Where The Funk Is"), Song ("Critical Resistance")

Douglas Wiltse

Best Boy Electric (Additional Photography)

Queline Young

Song ("3 Strikes")

Queline Young

Song Performer ("3 Strikes")

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Release Date
2002
Production Company
CFI Hollywood; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Lionsgate; Mary Nelson-Fraser & Associates; Title House, Inc.; Tomkats Movie Catering, Llc
Distribution Company
Lionsgate; Lionsgate; Trimark Home Video

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States October 10, 2003

Limited Release in United States August 29, 2003

Released in United States August 2002

Released in United States January 2003

Released in United States November 2002

Released in United States on Video January 27, 2004

Released in United States Summer August 29, 2003

Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival August 7-11, 2002.

Mandalay Proliance is a new label formed by Mandalay Sports Entertainment and Trimark Pictures which is slated to produce three to five films annually for the urban market.

Released in United States January 2003 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (American Spectrum) January 16-26, 2003.)

Released in United States on Video January 27, 2004

Released in United States August 2002 (Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival August 7-11, 2002.)

Limited Release in United States August 29, 2003

Released in United States Summer August 29, 2003

Expanded Release in United States October 10, 2003

Released in United States November 2002 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (American Directions) November 7-17, 2002.)