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A Black family takes a camping road trip for the first time, but has a run-in with two white police officers along the way. Proposing a new, diverse future for us all.

  • Daniel Bergeson
  • Daniel Bergeson
  • Bobby Peacock
  • Rodney Bergeson
  • Daniel Bergeson
  • Nicholas G Sims
    Key Cast
  • Jay Dukes
    Key Cast
  • Alonzo Hester
    Key Cast
  • Aimee Klien
    Key Cast
  • Bruce Purcell
    Key Cast
  • Byron Clohessy
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Road Trip
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 3, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    40,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Blackmagic RAW
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • The IndieFEST Film Fest Awards

    Award of Merit: Film Short
Director Biography - Daniel Bergeson

Daniel's greatest passion is building bridges through narrative. That passion led him to cofound a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to amplifying the perspectives of marginalized groups through film. Daniel has been involved in production since he was two years old and after realizing the unparalleled power of empathy in cinema, he began making films in high school. Later, he started a production company in Sioux Falls before finding his calling in the nonprofit world.

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Director Statement

Hazard was in development for about three years before being delayed by a global pandemic. During development, a few people actually told me not to make this film. Then, after we made it, some of them changed their minds. This story – about what it might be like for a Black father to take his brother and son on a cross country road trip – kept coming back to me. I wanted to help myself and other white people empathize with Black folks who travel across the United States. At its heart, Hazard is a road trip film. It is a love letter to Black fathers. On a deeper level, it's a proposition for a more inclusive future for us all.