Many of us have come to rely on food deliveries in this COVID-19 world.
But have you ever wondered what's going on behind the scenes?
Who is the person that's bringing your order, and why is that individual doing that line of work?
The gang over at the Met Film School have a perspective for us. In their new film, “THE DELIVERY BOY,” directed by Abdalla Al-Lili, we follow a teenage refugee from Sudan, who is working as a “food delivery boy.”
Accustomed to the job’s long hours and “precarious conditions,” he strays into the world of drug-dealing, when he learns of his mother’s serious illness and the high costs of her life-saving treatment, and encounters yet a greater “set of struggles, challenges, and enemies" along the way.
While my new friends intend to make a film that’s entertaining and visually pleasing, their overarching goal is to “shed light on the struggles of refugees; immigrants who suffer from racism, ignorance and isolation."
Alas, since film funding in this current climate is a struggle unto itself, the project has initiated a crowdfunding campaign to raise the needed cash.
For a limited time, in exchange for a pledge, you can receive a social-media shout-out, an autographed script or poster, a Q & A with the director, and/or your named listed in the closing credits.
To join this admirable endeavor, please visit: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-delivery-boy#/
Come on. Deliver the goods!
And let’s get “THE DELIVERY BOY” made!