Smith to Tell Remarkable True Story of Wilmot Collins in Feature Film

Daniel Blake Smith acquired the life story rights to the incredible true story of Wilmot Collins, who fled civil war-torn Liberia in the 1990s, arrived penniless in Helena, Montana, and became in 2017 the first African-American mayor in Montana history. Collins appeared on numerous national TV, radio, and print news venues when he made a run for the U.S. Senate in 2019, only to withdraw due to insufficient fundraising.

” I can’t wait to turn this inspiring story into a film,” Smith said. He will be traveling to Helena in September to meet with Wilmot and his wife, Maddie, and to begin interviewing and researching the story.

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