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Compton aviation and personal history: Why I chose to make the Antwon Ross Story

There are many reasons why I wrote this film and set it in Compton.

  1. The first is my strong family history and connection to the city.
  2. The second is the fact that Compton has a strong aviation legacy going back to the 1950s that includes TWO AIRPORTS.
  3. And lastly, and this is something you wouldn't know unless you've read the script, growing up I got tired of seeing good people get criminal records that ultimately ruined their lives.

Ironically life is imitating art right now with the City of Los Angeles but I'm fighting the charges for the multitude of people all across the America who cannot. My good friend Michael Martinez directed this video for me where I discuss these things.