Now, he’s leaning on the city to help him make this film a reality.
His team is out in all of the affected areas getting cinematic footage. Clevenger said he will combine that with interviews and dramatic footage from cellphones to tell a compelling story.
When the project is finished, he has plans to sell DVDs and market the film to media outlets like the Weather Channel and CBS’ “60 Minutes.”
The end game is to raise money to help with tornado relief.
There’s not much time, though.
Clevenger said he wants to premiere the film in Kokomo in April 2015, on the 50th anniversary of the Palm Sunday tornado.
It’s only fitting since that tornado cut a similar path through the city, Clevenger said.
For now, though, all he can do is wait.
“It’s nerve-racking,” he said. “I’m relying on people in Kokomo now.”
Lindsey Ziliak, Tribune Life & Style editor, can be reached at 765-454-8585, at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @LindseyZiliak.