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Run

David, a college student, goes on the run when he finds out his name is on the execution list of a local drug dealer.

  • Brandon Broussard
    Director
  • Brandon Broussard
    Writer
    #RealityHigh, The Perfect Match, The Trap
  • Justin Brown
    Producer
    Dating Has No Merci
  • Casey Graf
    Producer
    Sam Did It, Dream Flight
  • Hudson Obayuwana
    Producer
    #RealityHigh
  • Christopher Meyer
    Key Cast
    “David Kennedy”
    The Affair, All Day and A Night
  • Jeryl Prescott
    Key Cast
    “Regina”
    The Walking Dead, Ray Donovan, High Flying Bird
  • Bechir Sylvain
    Key Cast
    “Cola”
    Call Me King, Black-Ish
  • Jeff Rolle Jr.
    Key Cast
    “Jason”
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Action, Drama
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 14, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    125,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Brandon Broussard

Brandon Broussard is a screenwriter with 15 years of writing experience. In 2015, Brandon started Murder Ink, a feature film writing company with Hudson Obayuwana and Jana Savage. Since then, Brandon has written and produced screenplays with several major studios including The Perfect Match with Lionsgate, #RealityHigh which he wrote and Executive produced for Netflix and is his most recent film, Praise This, a musical comedy for Universal Studios and Will Packer Productions. Brandon has several other projects in development at Sony, Macro, Revelations and Panay Films. He recently wrote and directed his first short film, Run, which is currently in the film festivals circuit.

Other notables. Brandon was a 2006 writing fellow at USC in the Guy Hanks & Marvin Miller screenwriting program. He received his first TV writing credit in 2008 on Tyler Perry's House of Payne.

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Director Statement

I first got interested in film when I saw the movie Swingers. I thought, wow, that seems like me and my friends up on the screen. I didn't realize before that movie that making films about people that looked, talked and acted like you was an option-- as crazy as that may seem. Since then it's been my goal to tell my stories, universal stories, with people that look like me and the people around me.

Run is inspired by a true story about my best friend. He called me from his parents closet when he was 18 and said that he was on the run from a murderer. There was an execution list of several boys at his school and his name was next. At the time of the call, I didn't know it, but I later found out that he had schizophrenic/bi-polar disorder and this was all part of a delusion.

This story is special to me because it's about my best friend and he unfortunately took his life shortly after this incident. I always thought if I knew more about mental health at the time, if mental illness wasn't such a stigma in the black community maybe my friend could have been saved.

I hope this short sheds light on the issue of mental illness and saves some people from experiencing the grief that we did.