Black Jacques

 Black Jacques

Based on the true life story of Eugene Bullard, “Black Jacques” tells the story of the first black “Top Gun” pilot. The life of this extraordinary man is unequaled, and we are proud to be the ones to tell his story.

Born Eugene Jacques Bullard on October 9, 1894 in Columbus, Georgia, Eugene was the seventh of ten children. The son of slaves brought to America from Haiti, Eugene learned French and was determined to live a free man, in France where he was told that ‘Blacks is equal to Whites’.

From the boxing ring to the battlefields of Verdun, Eugene Bullard fought his way throught the obstacles of racism, earning the nickname of “The Black Swallow” and returned to American as an invisible hero, once again facing the racism that scarred his history.

 

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6 Responses to “Black Jacques”

  1. Alexander S McBryde says:

    A military friend and I was just talking about The Black Sparrow of Death. I was like this is a story that needs to be told. A person who history forgot but made such a impact in it.

    After reading up on him being an actor I said I want to play this hero and bring his story to life.

    Then I found out that your company already had the wheels in motion. Any updates on the project?

    • Thank you Alexander for also loving the story of this amazing hero. On Independence Day it’s a good time to be reminded. We will be starting production on this one Spring 2017. We are looking to cast Idris Elba in the lead so sorry on that end – but Eugene was, and is for us, one of history’s most exceptional men without question.

  2. Harriett Bullard White says:

    I am a relative of Eugene Bullard.

  3. Shaun Ivory says:

    I wrote an article on The Black Swallow of Death for Ireland’s Own magazine in 2010. Such a fascinating and nationally ill-treated hero. The U.S. government of the time should have hung their collective heads in shame at his treatment on his return the America. It took General de Gaulle’s France to force the American government to come to heel in this regard but they still dragged their heels for many years after his death. Shame on you!

    • Totally agree Shaun. As a Brit I found this an outrage as well. Prior to his passing we had Lord Richard Attenborough on board to direct Black Jacques. He was totally immersed in Eugene’s life and story and was very excited to be able to “tell this once-in-lifetime story.” He remains a tremendous part of aviation history and beyond.

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