Long Island Filmmaker Nominated for an Oscar


STRONG ISLAND

25 YEARS AGO WITH ONE FATAL BULLET, A FAMILY FROM LONG ISLAND WAS CHANGED FOREVER

William Ford Jr., a 24-year old high school math teacher was shot and killed on April 7, 1992. His killer? Mark Reilly. A 19-year old mechanic from Super Stang Auto Body in Central Islip, New York. William’s brother, #YanceFord channeled his grief and heartache and created a new true crime documentary which was released by Netflix on September 15th called Strong Island.

BIG Congratulations to Long Island’s own, Yance Ford on his #OscarNomination for “Best Documentary Feature” as well as making history as the first transgender director to earn a nomination.

“I think that everybody out there should know that there is a generation of trans directors who are coming for their Oscars,” Ford, 45, told Entertainment Weekly. “So this might be the first, but it certainly won’t be the last.”

Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 90th Annual AcademyAwards from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 8:00pm/EST on ABC Television Network

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