The Ultimatum

Synopsis

Loyalty and value are put to the ultimate test when three lifelong friends are pulled into a life-changing predicament by a mutual acquaintance.

Review

4/5
A gripping drama that tests loyalty within a group of friends.
Written and directed by Miles Keith Perdue, ‘The Ultimatum’ is a short drama that explores loyalty and betrayal amongst a group of friends. Miles Perdue stars as Brandon, a long-standing friend to Ian (David Rand) and Taylor (Amber Reign Smith). Himie Freeman stars as Taylor’s new boyfriend Jordan – the narrative antagonist. The drama uncovers Taylor’s criminal background that puts the group of friends into a life-changing dilemma.

The 29-minute short opens with the murder of a young man, with the perpetrator’s identity masked by a balaclava. We are then introduced to Brandon and Ian as they discuss the upcoming New Year and Taylor’s new boyfriend. Later, Taylor introduces Jordan to Brandon and Ian, much to Brandon’s reservations. As the police pull over Brandon’s car, the group enter a period of conflict that tests their friendship, integrity and ethics.

The Ultimatum Short Film
Miles Keith Perdue has created a stirring short that examines the unfamiliarity of a stranger and the consequences that ensues. The entire cast deliver exceptional performances that will captivate the audience throughout. Cinematography, sound and editing are of outstanding quality – expect a highly professional finish. Unexpectedly however, the drama concludes with a cliff-hanger, teasing viewers for a return to the narrative. A gripping watch. Highly recommended.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Miles Keith Perdue
Writer(s): Miles Keith Perdue
Cast: Amber Reign Smith, David Rand, Himie Freeman, Miles Perdue
Producer(s): Larenz Griggs, Miles Keith Perdue
Director of Photography: Jabari Mobley
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Specifications

Genre: Drama
Subjects: Betrayal, Crime, Drugs, Friendship, Guilt
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2021
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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Miles Keith Perdue
Writer(s): Miles Keith Perdue
Cast: Amber Reign Smith, David Rand, Himie Freeman, Miles Perdue
Producer(s): Larenz Griggs, Miles Keith Perdue
Director of Photography: Jabari Mobley
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Drama
Subjects: Betrayal, Crime, Drugs, Friendship, Guilt
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2021

Recommended

The Ultimatum

Synopsis

Loyalty and value are put to the ultimate test when three lifelong friends are pulled into a life-changing predicament by a mutual acquaintance.

Review

A gripping drama that tests loyalty within a group of friends.

4/5
Written and directed by Miles Keith Perdue, ‘The Ultimatum’ is a short drama that explores loyalty and betrayal amongst a group of friends. Miles Perdue stars as Brandon, a long-standing friend to Ian (David Rand) and Taylor (Amber Reign Smith). Himie Freeman stars as Taylor’s new boyfriend Jordan – the narrative antagonist. The drama uncovers Taylor’s criminal background that puts the group of friends into a life-changing dilemma.

The 29-minute short opens with the murder of a young man, with the perpetrator’s identity masked by a balaclava. We are then introduced to Brandon and Ian as they discuss the upcoming New Year and Taylor’s new boyfriend. Later, Taylor introduces Jordan to Brandon and Ian, much to Brandon’s reservations. As the police pull over Brandon’s car, the group enter a period of conflict that tests their friendship, integrity and ethics.

The Ultimatum Short Film
Miles Keith Perdue has created a stirring short that examines the unfamiliarity of a stranger and the consequences that ensues. The entire cast deliver exceptional performances that will captivate the audience throughout. Cinematography, sound and editing are of outstanding quality – expect a highly professional finish. Unexpectedly however, the drama concludes with a cliff-hanger, teasing viewers for a return to the narrative. A gripping watch. Highly recommended.

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