THE RIGHT STEPS
By Sally Deering
Eddie Harris grew up in Jersey City and as a writer and filmmaker he sometimes looks to his neighborhood for inspiration. Harris found it one day when he noticed a young man in a wheelchair, who had become partially paralyzed from an altercation after years of hustling on the streets. When Harris wondered how a person could rise above that kind of life-changing experience, he took to his computer and began writing STEPS, his new movie now being filmed on locations throughout Jersey City.
â€œThe movie is about redemption, recovery, forgiveness and love,â€ Harris says, as he heads to a baseball field in the Lafayette section of Jersey City where the crew is filming. â€œItâ€™s about a guy who sets out to be the next Johnny Cochran but his life takes a terrible turn. He spirals downward into alcohol and loses everything until a street pastor reaches out to him. Itâ€™s a Jersey City story anybody can relate to, an uplifting story.â€ Continue reading Â Jersey Cityâ€™s Eddie Harris shoots STEPS,an Indie film about One Manâ€™s Quest for Love and Redemption Â