It’s not very often that we get the opportunity to see a hostage survivor write their own story from book, to screenplay to soundtrack. But Tahiera Monique Brown, who was held hostage with her children for two years, is doing exactly that. Her book, Annihilator of Innocence, was turned into the documentary, “The Prayer,” and now she is raising funds to turn her life story into a feature film. Formerly known as Barbara Clark, this strong woman is a member of Black TV Film Crew and her bravery has allowed her to become an author, speaker and advocate for survivors all over the world. We wanted to share her testimony with you through this interview and her videos.
About Annihilator of Innocence
District Attorney J. Tom Morgan represents and defends abused children in Dekalb County, Georgia. He’s never seen a case like this. Barbara Clark was admitted to Grady Memorial Hospital under mysterious circumstances, an apparent suicide attempt. Who is the old man who was able to invade a family’s home and hold them hostage in Atlanta for two years, in plain sight? In gripping and blunt detail, and at times in rapid fire-fashion, Barbara Clark tells her story, recovering jagged pieces of life and assembling them into a mosaic of love, renewal, freedom and hope. J. Tom Morgan is put to the test of his life as he tries to protect this family from the torments of the old man. It has been said that hell is the absence of light. Annihilator of Innocence is about moving from darkness into the light.
I was able to get actors Trisha Mann Grant, Anthony (Tony) Grant and Ty Taylor attached to my project. I met Trisha Mann Grant in Los Angeles a few years ago and I met Anthony (Tony)Grant at SES2017 when he performed. Together we sat down to discuss my project. They saw my book trailer and my Indiegogo Campaign video. They wanted to come aboard as producers and lead actors. The film will be directed by Bruce Nix of Undercover Entertainment. Warren Callaway has signed on to be the Director of Photography.
Tahiera and her team and still raising funds for the feature film. If you’d like to support this project, please check her out at the following link: