NBA’s Baron Davis to produce ‘Fire on the Hill’

The film about the cowboys of South Central LA will premiere during the Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF).

PHOTO BARON DAVIS Credit- No Label Productions

The NBA All-Star Baron Davis has joined director Brett Fallentine’s documentary as an Executive Producer on “Fire on the Hill,” a western-documentary which follows the life and struggles of three inner-city cowboys and the line they must walk between the gang-filled streets of LA and the path of an American Black cowboy after a sudden and mysterious fire wipes out the Hill Stable– the last public horse stable in South Central, Los Angeles.

The film will make its world premiere this coming Saturday – September 22 at the 2018 Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF).FIRE ON THE HILL POSTER FINAL

“I love my city of Los Angeles, and I’m always looking for stories promoting culture and progress,” shares Davis. “It’s important to be involved with documentaries that tell great stories of people making it in life that feel authentic and don’t neatly wrap things up with a typical Hollywood ending. This gives a voice to those people that are working hard to better our communities, and it’s a great representation of Compton—cowboy style.”

Long before it was known for its hip-hop and gang culture, South Central Los Angeles was home to one of the most recognized cowboy communities in the Nation.  Yet after decades of urban development and rising street gang activity, this community–which had produced world champions– shrunk to all but a one-block horse stable known as “The Hill.”  When a mysterious fire destroys the Hill Stable in 2012, the future of this once thriving culture finds itself at the brink of vanishing forever.

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The doc follows three cowboys in the wake of the fire.  Ghuan, seeing the fire as an opportunity to resurrect the stable in his own vision must win over the broken cowboy community and hunt down the land’s estranged owner before developers get to it first.  Chris, a rising bull rider from Compton, enters into his rookie year of professional rodeo and discovers that the LA streets aren’t so easy to leave behind.  And Calvin, having found freedom on the back of a horse, must choose between the cowboy lifestyle and his family when his inner demons come back to haunt him.

The film paints a portrait of the little-known urban cowboy community in South Central LA.

(Credit: No Label Productions)

Check out the trailer below:

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