Idaho filmmaker's project about man cleared by DNA

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Posted: Nov 24, 2011 12:58 PM
Idaho filmmaker's project about man cleared by DNA

An Idaho-based filmmaker hopes to raise $25,000 for a documentary about the first person freed from death row by DNA evidence.

The Idaho Statesman reports ( http://bit.ly/upPMQj) Boise filmmaker Gregory Bayne recently launched a fundraising campaign online. He is seeking pledges of at least $25,000 by Dec. 5 for the production of the film about Kirk Bloodsworth, who spent nine years in prison before a 1993 DNA test overturned his conviction.

Bloodsworth had been sentenced to die based on eyewitness testimony for a 1984 rape and murder.

As of Wednesday, nearly $7,000 had been pledged toward the production of Bayne's documentary about Bloodsworth. The film started development in April and is a sponsored project of the nonprofit Independent Filmmaker Project in New York.

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Online:

Documentary fundraiser: http://kck.st/ul7R96

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Information from: Idaho Statesman, http://www.idahostatesman.com