Former News Reporter Turned Filmmaker Releases New Amazon Documentary

April 20, 2019 - 5:18 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- A former news reporter turned filmmaker, Kevin Patrick Allen, examines the lives of six characters as they attempt to move forward following the loss of either their dreams, loved ones or their freedoms in a new Amazon film.

The film, appropriately called "What Comes Next?" dives into that exact universal question to tell more of the characters' stories.

"Our lives are complex, they're not a single 45-second story. I was curious about how people responded over the long term," Allen says. "Not in a morbid or depressing or negative kind of way."

Among the stories in the film are two former death row inmates that navigate their lives after being exonerated and the mother of a teen who takes his life, and a woman who receives that teen's heart in a transplant. 

"I wanted  to find that combination of tragedy and triumph long term," Allen says.