One of Us

A white mother experiences her black son face police brutality...over the phone.

  • B. Allen
  • B. Allen
  • B. Allen
  • Mario Tolliver
  • Mandy Corbett
    Key Cast
    All Things Must Pass
  • Mario Tolliver
    Key Cast
    Rumors of Wars
  • Nick Bowman
    Key Cast
  • Mike Finn
    Key Cast
    "Cop #1 (Voice)"
  • Nicole Pringle
    Key Cast
    "Cop #2 (Voice)"
  • Tim Daust
    Director of Photography
    The Walking Dead: Behind the Dead
  • Ryan McDougall
    Production Sound
  • Emily Herold
    1st AC
  • Mae Manning
  • Deanna Schaekel
    Set Decorations
    Empire Vampire
  • Katie Thierrien
    Make-Up Artist
    Kratos: A God of War Story
  • Eli James Maxey
  • Chase Waldroup
  • Wesley Hill
    Production Assistant
  • Randa Manning-Johnson
    Production Manager
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  • Genres:
    Thriller, Suspense
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 12, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,700 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
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Director Biography - B. Allen

A native Chicagoan, Brandon Allen (writer/director) moved to Atlanta, GA to further his independent storytelling career. He earned a bachelor' s degree in communication management as well as Home Inspector, Roof Inspector and Mold Inspector certifications to put food on the
table while pursuing his craft. Allen's feature screenplay, Mentee was recognized as the top screenplay in the state of Mississippi and awarded the Mississippi Film Grant, which enabled him to make the project his directorial debut. Later, he reconceived the screenplay as a one-hour drama pilot which became a semi-finalist in the 2018 MACRO Ventures and Black List pilot competition. Most recently, his short film One of Us won a Sundance Co//ab competition.

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Director Statement

Writing and Directing this project was fun but complicated for me personally. I knew I wanted to add my voice to the subject matter and tell a side of Police offices Vs. AA males that isn't touched on but definitely exist. Finding the tone was easy but finding the balance of how the characters responded to one another without it being too on-the-nose or extremely cliche. From mellow-drama to subtext, I wanted to make sure I did things with a purpose to better tell the story. I believe the biggest decision I made was to not show the altercation happening on the other end of the phone but allow the story to be told from one perspective, the parents. I felt this was the best way to tell the story. I love the growing process of becoming a filmmaker and this film stretched muscles that will help me grow strong.