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An Interview Abi Damaris Corbin, Writer and Director of the film 892, at the Atlanta Film Festival

892 is a film Atlanta Film and TV was fortunate to screen on opening night at the 46th Annual Atlanta Film Festival. Written and directed by Abi Damaris Corbin and co-written by Kwame Kwei-Armah, 892 tells the story of Marine Veteran Lance Corporal, Brian Easley, who is dependent on his monthly check from the VA. Once the VA withholds one of his monthly checks, Easley decides to take matters into his own hands.

This film had a lot of twists and turns and left the audience wanting Easley to get what was rightfully his. Corbin told the story of Brian Easley and gave those unfamiliar, a glance of how our US Veterans are treated once they try to return to a civilian life.

We had a chance to ask Abi Damaris Corbin a few questions about 892:

Atlanta Film and TV: As the writer and director of the film 892 why was it important to you bring Lance Corporal Brian Easley’s story to life?

Abi Damaris Corbin: "I wanted to bring this story to life, because it truly broke my heart. Easely’s story reminded me of my father, who was a US Military veteran, who fought in Vietnam with the Navy."

Atlanta Film and TV: Can you share with us some of the challenges you had while making this film?

Abi Damaris Corbin: "One of the challenges was filming in the one-hundred plus degree weather, along with wearing masks and shields."

Atlanta Film and TV: What is a piece of advice you have for those aspiring to direct films?

Abi Damaris Corbin: "Be sure to learn your craft."

To read more about the story of Brian Easely, click here

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