Mark Clayton Southers

Mark Clayton Southers

By Mark Clayton Southers
Directed by Andrew Paul

A Filmed Play By Mark Clayton Southers
Directed by Andrew Paul

Our filmed adaptation of Cyril premiered at the Three Rivers Film Festival on November 12th! Next up, it’ll be screened at the Capital City Black Film Festival in Austin, Texas on Sunday, December 5th, and will also be available to stream online, December 3rd-5th, with pick-your-price tickets available here. #CYRILCCBFF21

World-renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht plays himself in this film, offering detailed and contrarian insights on some of America’s most brutal and provocative cases, as he’s interviewed for a documentary. As he presents his often-controversial views on cases ranging from the JFK assassination to the OJ Simpson case to JonBenet Ramsey’s murder, it’s the morning after George Floyd’s murder, and behind the camera, long-standing disagreements between the conservative white interviewer and liberal Black cameraman threaten to boil over.

We presented a free private preview of the film on July 24th 2021 at the Heinz History Center. Check out some event photos below, or watch our April 11th Q&A with the cast and crew of Cyril on our Facebook page. We’re now working on final editing, and submitting the film to various film festivals. Join our email list for the latest news on our first full-length feature film’s journey.

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Dr. Cyril Wecht
David Whalen
Sam Lothard

Susie McGregor-Laine, Jenny Malarkey & Cherrita Southers

Filmed and Edited by:
P.J. Gaynard / Goat Milk Fudge Productions

Press coverage: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle

Photos from our July 24th preview event



Dr. Cyril Wecht