White Flight

Synopsis

After a wealthy young professional, Ben, is brutally mugged outside his house, growing paranoia and unchecked prejudice set a dangerous precedent for him and others.

Review

5/5
A tense thriller that explores community crime and racial prejudice.
Written and directed by Jay Curtis Miller, ‘White Flight’ is a short dramatic thriller that explores isolation, racial prejudice, paranoia and crime. The film stars Seth Dunlap as Ben – a white American from East Nashville who struggles with his personal safety after being mugged/attacked in his neighborhood (by a white man). The film dips into racial tension in American society after the murder of George Floyd sparked civil unrest. Several scenes in ‘White Flight’ were inspired by the directors’ personal experience and those of his friends and local community.

The 12-minute film opens with Ben (Seth Dunlap) and girlfriend Whitney (Lindsey Akers) being held at gunpoint following a theft outside Ben’s home. After being brutally attacked, Ben is encouraged by his family and friends to retain a firearm. Despite installing a doorbell security system, Ben’s mental health hits rock-bottom. His paranoia leads him to racial prejudice towards an African-American neighbor. Seth Dunlap delivers a truly captivating performance from start to finish. A suspenseful thriller that is certain to keep viewers engaged throughout.

White Flight Short Film
High praise to cinematographer Cody Duncum – the entire short is delivered in high quality and with a professional finish. Sound, editing and music are equally praiseworthy. Jay Curtis Miller has created an important film that doesn’t just showcase the fear amongst white liberal Americans, but equally highlights the unjust racial prejudice towards African-Americans. An outstanding short film. Highly recommended.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Jay Curtis Miller
Writer(s): Jay Curtis Miller
Cast: Cris Ruiz, Elisabeth Donaldson, Lindsey Akers, Moiba Mustapha, Percy Bell, Sam Brooks, Seth Dunlap
Producer(s): Jay Curtis Miller
Director of Photography: Cody Duncum
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound: Clay Howard,Tyler Weisenauer
Music: Nathan Sorg
Miscellaneous:

Specifications

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Subjects: Anxiety, Crime, Depression, Diversity, Drugs, Ethnicity, Identity, Isolation, Lockdown, Loneliness, Mental Health, Politics, Psychology, Racism, Regret, Relationships, Society
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2020
Publication Date:

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Jay Curtis Miller
Writer(s): Jay Curtis Miller
Cast: Cris Ruiz, Elisabeth Donaldson, Lindsey Akers, Moiba Mustapha, Percy Bell, Sam Brooks, Seth Dunlap
Producer(s): Jay Curtis Miller
Director of Photography: Cody Duncum
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound: Clay Howard,Tyler Weisenauer
Music: Nathan Sorg
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Subjects: Anxiety, Crime, Depression, Diversity, Drugs, Ethnicity, Identity, Isolation, Lockdown, Loneliness, Mental Health, Politics, Psychology, Racism, Regret, Relationships, Society
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2020

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White Flight

Synopsis

After a wealthy young professional, Ben, is brutally mugged outside his house, growing paranoia and unchecked prejudice set a dangerous precedent for him and others.

Review

A tense thriller that explores community crime and racial prejudice.

5/5
Written and directed by Jay Curtis Miller, ‘White Flight’ is a short dramatic thriller that explores isolation, racial prejudice, paranoia and crime. The film stars Seth Dunlap as Ben – a white American from East Nashville who struggles with his personal safety after being mugged/attacked in his neighborhood (by a white man). The film dips into racial tension in American society after the murder of George Floyd sparked civil unrest. Several scenes in ‘White Flight’ were inspired by the directors’ personal experience and those of his friends and local community.

The 12-minute film opens with Ben (Seth Dunlap) and girlfriend Whitney (Lindsey Akers) being held at gunpoint following a theft outside Ben’s home. After being brutally attacked, Ben is encouraged by his family and friends to retain a firearm. Despite installing a doorbell security system, Ben’s mental health hits rock-bottom. His paranoia leads him to racial prejudice towards an African-American neighbor. Seth Dunlap delivers a truly captivating performance from start to finish. A suspenseful thriller that is certain to keep viewers engaged throughout.

White Flight Short Film
High praise to cinematographer Cody Duncum – the entire short is delivered in high quality and with a professional finish. Sound, editing and music are equally praiseworthy. Jay Curtis Miller has created an important film that doesn’t just showcase the fear amongst white liberal Americans, but equally highlights the unjust racial prejudice towards African-Americans. An outstanding short film. Highly recommended.

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