58 November Documentary

Film Proposals

The Site for Independent Film Financing

58 November Documentary

by Andy Downs
(Nashville Tennessee)

In the early morning hours of October 4, 1971, Commander 58 November was hijacked. It landed in Jacksonville where the FBI was waiting. The plane came to a full stop on the tarmac. Nine minutes later FBI agents opened fire, spurring the hijacker to kill everyone onboard before turning the gun on himself.

The pilot's widow, Janie Downs, filed a wrongful death suit against the FBI and J. Edgar Hoover.

The trial would be heard by a former FBI agent, who refused a jury trial. The legal battles that followed would make history. They would also make life unbearable at times for the young widowed mother of two young boys. The case would launch the legal and political careers of Jim Neal, Jack Butler, Judge Gil Merritt, and Senator Fred Thompson.

The FBI was ordered to turn over certain documents to the Federal Court Judge. Director J. Edgar Hoover and Attorney General John Mitchell refused to turn over files that would have fatally damaged the FBI's defense.

The FBI used brutal intimidation and smear tactics to discourage Janie Downs from calling into question the alleged efficiency of J Edgar Hoover and his FBI. The Bureau even filed a counter suit charging that "The Pilot failed to disarm his passengers prior to boarding the plane..."




This 90-minute documentary will include interviews with the people who were involved, newscasts, secret files the FBI had ordered sealed, and the actual audio of the pilot, Brent Downs, trying to talk the FBI out of opening fire.

The ordeal on the tarmac lasted less than ten minutes. My father, Brent Downs, was dead within seconds. My mother's quest for justice took four years. Now, forty years later, we are asking for your help in telling a story the FBI does not want told.

Thanks,
The Downs Family
www.58November.com

Back to Watch Documentaries Online

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Watch Documentaries Online.

Promote YOUR Story, Business, Film on FilmProposals

Indie Filmmaker Tips

Do you have some great indie filmmaker tips to share with other aspiring or current filmmakers? Do you want to promote your latest film or service to a huge global network of filmmakers, producers, directors, potential investors and distributors? Here is a great opportunity to first, pay it forward, and then promote your projects, products and services.

More Info: Filmmaker Tips - Write for FilmProposals

FilmProposals Best Sellers - 2021 Financing Toolkits & Bundles

Toolkits Start @ $99, Bundles Start @ $599
See All Financing Toolkits & Financing Bundles

Gold Toolkit

DIY Templates
$179

Gold Toolkit + Financials Bundle

Most Popular
$599

Platinum Bundle

NEWEST!
$999
Coming Through the Rye

Just want to thank you for your materials and help over the past year. I could not have raised the $1.5 million or made this film without the materials you provided. The bargain of my career!
- James Sadwith, Producer, Writer, Director, Coming Through the Rye

Inside Sportfishing

Finished my deck on Friday. Got it into a few potential investor’s hands over the weekend, and by Monday had 3 out of the 10 available memberships spoken for at $160K each. The revenue projections and film comparable services by NASH, along with the business plan and pitch deck templates were instrumental in presenting the project in such a way that financially minded potential investors could understand the movie business, the market and how my project could possibly give them a substantial ROI.

Melissa was amazing throughout the entire process. Always there to answer any questions. Couldn’t have done it without you guys. Can’t thank you enough. Best money I’ve ever spent.
- Michael F, Executive Producer, Inside Sportfishing (March 2021, Gold + Financials Bundle)

FilmProposals Tools and Templates

FilmProposals Business Plan Templates