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.”