‘Blue Knight’ With A
'Blue Knight' With A
Heart of Gold Films
By Gary G. Toms
A youth awareness documentary, "The Mission Is Possible", was filmed at the Queens Public Library's Arverne Branch this week, which is bound to receive rave reviews. Four ex-cons (three males and one female) are featured in rap sessions with at risk youth and parents from the Rockaway area.
The project was a collaboration between Boedai Entertainment, Real 2 Reel, and the following sponsors: BEST BUY, The Queens Public Library, DuArt Film & Video, Entenmanns and the Weed and Seed Program. Kelli Cooper, also known as "Kelli C", the founder, President, and CEO of Boedai Entertainment, was a producer on the film. She graduated from Far Rockaway High School in 1984, and continued her education at St. Francis College, where she earned a Bachelor of the Arts in Communications in 1989.
It was also in 1989 that Cooper joined the New York City Police Department. In 1996, she was named Police Officer of the Year, and she is currently a delegate in the Guardians Association, an organization within the NYPD consisting of black law enforcement representatives. Her present assignment is Youth Officer at the 114th Precinct.