News advisory: Documentary in memory of Sam Motsay makes Top 8 in Franklin Film Festival

INDIANAPOLIS — The documentary “The Power of Choice” in memory of academic honors-athlete Sam Motsay has made the Top 8 in this year’s Franklin Film Festival themed “A Story That Has To Be Told.”  The Top 8 film entries will be showing Friday, Mar. 6 at the Historic Artcraft Theatre in downtown Franklin. 

“The Power of Choice” documentary was created by three Whiteland High School Seniors and submitted as an entry in the local film fest.  In memory of Sam Motsay, the documentary includes poignant interviews with family members and friends as well as Sam’s basketball coach at Center Grove High School.  Sam Motsay was killed last Mother’s Day, May 11th, from a little-known synthetic drug called N-Bomb (25I-NBOMe) and since that time his family and friends have formed nonprofit Sam’s Watch to get the word out about the dangers of synthetic drugs; drugs that threaten teens with no known medical use and for which there is no information on long-term effects.  For the latest about synthetic drugs that kill, go to or Facebook and Twitter @SAMsWatch.


Friday, Mar. 6

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and films start at 7:30 p.m.  Admission cost: $5.00

Artcraft Theatre, 57 N. Main St., Franklin, 317-736-6823