MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE is a powerful feature documentary about Matthew Shepard, the gay man who was tortured and murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history. Directed by Michele Josue, a close friend of Shepard's, the film revisits the shocking case with never-before-seen photos, rare video footage, and new revelations about Shepard's all-too-brief life.
Includes the full-length feature documentary along with several bonus videos and materials. Please see below for details.
-"Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine" Theatrical Version (TRT 89 minutes)
-Official Film Trailer
-Film Teaser #2
-Dennis Shepard's Statement to the Court
-Judy Shepard's Speech at the Matthew Shepard Foundation Gala
-Rulon Stacey: Bonus Interview Footage
-Undersheriff Rob DeBree: Bonus Footage
-Matthew Shepard Foundation Short Film: "Combating Hate & Bullying in Lexington, Kentucky"
-Official "Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine" Poster Artwork
-"I AM" sign template
-A Collection of Essays, Letters and Remembrances by Matt Shepard's Friends
"Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine" is a powerful feature documentary about Matthew Shepard, the gay man who was tortured and murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history. Directed by Michele Josue, a close friend of Shepard's, the film revisits the shocking case with never-be...
In this bonus video, Dennis Shepard reads his powerful "Statement to the Court." This emotional speech about his son and why they decided to spare their son’s killer was first delivered by Mr. Shepard at Aaron McKinney's trial in November 1999. He reads it in its entirety here.
Bonus interview footage with Rulon Stacey, the former CEO of Poudre Valley Hospital. While Matthew Shepard was hospitalized, Rulon served as the spokesperson for Poudre Valley Hospital and the Shepard family. Here, he gives a first-hand account of Matt's last days in the hospital and how Matt's s...
A video about the Matthew Shepard Foundation's work to replace hate with understanding, compassion and acceptance. Through local, regional and national outreach, the Foundation empowers individuals to find their voice to create change and challenge communities to identify and address hate that li...