Private Project

Blacks or Whites

A young guy named Jerry is abruptly brought for questioning. He finds himself in a white room, where he must confront his interrogator playing a chess game. As time passes and the pieces move, Jerry realizes he must face his worst enemy: the truth that keeps hunting him.

  • Anita Pico
    Camille, What a Circus
  • Anita Pico
  • Aakash Meshram
  • Anita Pico
  • Sara Galvin
    Key Cast
    "Ophelia Niel"
  • Matthew Marcelis
    Key Cast
  • Catherine Maitland
    Key Cast
  • Essa Duggal Haider
    Key Cast
  • Zoya Chung
  • Chris Li
    Production Design
  • Mhran Amer
    1º Assistant Director
  • Qin Shanshan
    2º Assistant Director
  • Ross Baillie-Eames
    Original Music
  • Dan Jones
    Sound Design
  • Dan Jones
    Sound Recordist
  • Anton Arenko
    Sound Recordist
  • Kelsey Rushworth
    Sound Mixer
  • Michael Fokias
    Camera Department
  • Emilie Solberg
    Camera Department
  • Natalya Walker
    Camera Department
  • Magdalena Rak
  • Nicolo Goattin
    Gaffer (Electrical Team)
  • Ekaterina Saiapina
    Gaffer (Electrical Team)
  • Xiaoxi Pei
    Script Supervisor
  • Sarah Orio
    Make up Designer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Thriller, Psychological thriller, Crime thriller
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 22, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University for the Creative Arts
  • British Film Institute (BFI Southbank)
    United Kingdom
    August 22, 2019
  • Graduate Show 2019
    University for the Creative Arts
    United Kingdom
    August 27, 2019
  • Moscow Shorts ISFF
    Russian Federation
    October 14, 2019
    Russian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Performance Film & Media Competition 2019
    United Kingdom
    November 26, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Hell Chess Film Fest
    December 19, 2019
    Fiction Award Winner
  • Central Michigan International Film Festival
    Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Cans Festival "Festival de Cans"
    O Porriño
    September 5, 2020
    Spain Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Worcester Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    April 15, 2021
    Official Selection
  • FLICKFAIR On Demand
    United States
    August 1, 2020
    Official Catalogue
  • Portobello Film Festival 2021
    United Kingdom
    September 6, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Anita Pico

Born in A Coruña, the North of Spain, Anita Pico directs her first short film"Camille" as part of her college studies in the United States, at 22 years old. The small short wins the Audience Award at Durham Film Festival.

"Blacks or Whites", graduation film from the University for the Creative Arts, premieres at the British Film Institute Southbank in London, screening in different festivals and competitions around the world.

In 2020, Pico has been selected as part of the "New Creatives" program by BBC Arts and Arts Council, shooting her next project "What a Circus", premiering on BBC 4 in March (TV).

The young director is also part of the film talent program by Encounters Film Fest 2020 (BAFTA qualifying) and the Screenskills Design program from Creative England.

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Director Statement

-British Film Institute (London) - Showcase 2019
“ A five-minute game that won’t let you move from your seat”

-Festival de Cans (Cans Festival) - O Porriño, Spain 2020
"A short with a remarkable technical quality, directed by a young and talented Spaniard"

-Performance Film Contest 2019 - (London)
" Blown away by the originality and quality of the film with such a young team"

-Hell C. Festival - Fiction Winner
"The terrific design and acting were key to impress the jury.
A young director with bold ideas"