FORMER L.A DRUG KING PIN
THE FREEWAY BOYS
Who: America has long been fascinated with Gangsters from Pablo Escobar,AZ Paid in Full ,to Nicky Barnes and his Crew.But now Story teller/Film Maker Calvin Prude of Compton CA introduces you to ''The Freeway Boys''."The Freeway Boys Untold Story"A documentary film that traces the development of one the largest cocaine empires in U.S. History Ran by L.A drug kingpin Ricky Freeway Ross.A Classic period piece. Entrepreneur /Film maker Calvin L Prude was born February 2, 1978 in Compton Ca.As a child growing up in the eighties where the risky behaviors of gang violence and Drug trafficking exist.He gained hard earned wisdom from the circumstances conditions and events that took place during this time.The year was 1986 At that time President Ronald Reagan Declared a war on drugs.Meanwhile the U.S. Government put money and military resources behind Central American Groups Known to be trafficking cocaine,Which played a major role in the creation of Americas inner City crack cocaine Issue.The C.I.A funded the Drug Cartels responsible for flooding the inner city streets with Cocaine.From the Jungles of NICARAUGA to the streets of South Central Los Angeles Producer/Director Calvin Prude shares an Untold Story of Freeway Ricky Ross a L.A drug kingpin of the 1980s and The Freeway Boys.
WHAT: Entrepreneur Calvin Prude started as a paparazzi in Los Angeles, California. He was dissatisfied with this role, and decided to branch out into documentary filmmaking. One afternoon Calvin L. Prude received a phone call from his cousin Freeway Ricky Ross, a legendary cocaine kingpin. He asked Calvin about a Freeway Boys reunion. During the conversation, Calvin L. Prude expressed that he had a strong desire to make the film. He explained to Ross that he had a desire to do an untold story of his family. Calvin L. Prude explained to Ross that this opportunity was perfect and he knew the priority scenes.
WHEN: Freeway Rick Ross is considered one of America’s most recognized drug dealers. During the mid: 1980s, L.A. drug kingpin Ricky Ross formed one of the largest cocaine operations in American history, calling themselves The Freeway Boys. Averaging 1.2 million dollars a day, the Freeway Boys were part of America’s biggest political scandal, the 1980s cocaine drug epidemic. HOW: After ten years of sweat equity producing the Freeway Boys Untold Story, and with no studio backing, Calvin L. Prude sacrificed his time to learning documentary filmmaking. He purchased his own equipment, hiring crew, to execute the vision. Calvin Prude made "The Freeway Boys" film a priority in his schedule. Calvin Prude plans to get the "Freeway Boys untold story" documentary film on all digital platforms. Calvin Prude’s plan is to raise money to get the Freeway Boys Untold Story on all Digital Video on demand platforms, such as Netflix, Hulu, ITunes, etc.
WHY: Learning filmmaking can be accomplished. Finding a good story is the most difficult factor.Calvin Prude saw "The Freeway Boys" Project as a great start for a series of untold stories.
CAST LIST: Freeway Ricky Ross, Lorenzo Murphy, Norman Tillman, Mark Rowland, Kenneth Mauldin, Paul Mauldin, Cornell Ward, Dai Kornberg, David Ross, Annie May Ross.