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    Spectacularly diverse blockbuster entertainment

    Breaking brilliant undiscovered talent

    Revenue-sharing with America’s HBCUs

    An apocalyptically divided nation

    Warring pulpits and gods

    White supremacists and black militants

    An American President, the Queen of England

    Love Rage Faith Hope

    And the blazing songs of a warrior choir

    The year is 1871.  The events are real.






    a motion picture epic based on Andrew Ward’s

    “Dark Midnight When I Rise”

    “ Steal Away is a captivating true story brilliantly brought to life.”

    “ Their story is epic. Their journey is unforgettable. This is a moving story that had me in tears.”

    “ The characters are beautifully crafted, with poignant scenes and a vividly painted world.”

    “ Steal Away has a Spielbergian quality with humor, heartbreak and deep emotional transformation. There’s a strong audience for Steal Away.”

    (Script coverage quotes from Scriptapalooza and Coverfly)

    Steal Away is the legendary true story of Ella Sheppard and the Fisk Jubilee Singers, a spectacular choir of young former slaves fighting the KKK’s apocalyptic reign of terror against their schools not with bullets or bombs, but electrifying songs of faith and freedom.  Steal Away follows the choir’s titanic rise from the darkness of slavery to the glittering ballrooms and throne rooms of Europe as they conquer the world…  and must then conquer their own demons.

    One of the most breathtaking stories ever known, Steal Away will feature a spectacularly diverse cast, the strongest African-American female lead in cinema history, an epic choral and orchestral soundtrack, and a story of hope, redemption and race reconciliation that will inspire the world.  Queen Victoria was so awed by the heroic choir that she commissioned this life-sized portrait of them in 1874:

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