Hollywood history was made recently when a judge sentenced director Randall Miller to two years in prison for the on-set death of second camera assistant Sarah Jones during the filming of indie drama Midnight Rider last year in Wayne County, Georgia. The needless death became a galvanizing spur to address the question of on-set safety, and prompted the launch of Safety For Sarah, an organization committed to film production safety. Now, Deadline reports that a documentary is in the works about the life, death, and subsequent impact of Sarah Jones on American filmmaking.
Made with the blessing of Jones’ family, the film is being put together by veteran reality-TV camera operator Eric Smith and documentary producer Christopher Crescitelli. Entitled We Are Sarah Jones, the project is scheduled to begin production this summer after the launch of a crowdfunding campaign. Proceeds from the film have been pledged to the Sarah Jones Film Foundation, and something tells us the soundtrack will probably steer clear of any Allman Brothers music.