Someone To Destroy

After experiencing recent rage-inducing life occurrences, three characters, Quan: a grief-stricken young Black man, Mike: an older man angry about his community changing, and Liz: a woman who’s indignant after a confrontation at a coffee shop, all rant their frustrations in this examination of anger in America.

  • Kalif Fuller
  • Kalif Fuller
  • Kalif Fuller
  • Kurtis Myers
  • Kurtis Myers
  • Brandon Michael Thomas
    Key Cast
    The Council
  • Don Baldaramos
    Key Cast
  • Andrea Flowers
    Key Cast
    Poly People
  • Sophia Hoàng
    Key Cast
    Thanksgiving, #DirtyLooks
  • Darwin Lujan
    Key Cast
    "The Barista / Documentarian"
    #DirtyLooks; Heist
  • Jake Lee Smith
    Key Cast
    The Dreams of Rene Sendam
  • Jordan Halpern Schwartz
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  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 5, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    35,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • LA Shorts International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    July 25, 2022
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Kalif Fuller

Kalif Fuller is a director who grew up in Denver, Colorado and graduated from the University of Kansas after receiving his B.G.S. in Film and Media Studies. After graduation Kalif moved to Los Angeles, California and has spent the last decade freelancing on studio films and TV shows, has helped incorporate technology into film studio workflows, and most importantly, he has developed his craft of directing by creating his own projects. Kalif has directed comedic, dramatic and documentary projects and is keen to explore various types of content and experiment with narrative form and structure. Kalif’s last short film #DirtyLooks (2017) was licensed by the TV network Shorts International TV in both the North and South American territories. Someone To Destroy is Kalif’s 5th short film that he’s directed and he currently has two more shorts in pre-production and is writing a feature film as well.

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Director Statement

I find anger fascinating. In some instances anger can be a catalyst for change; sometimes anger can clarify an individual's true intentions; anger can lead to mistakes being made; and sometimes anger can devolve into more sinister results. This film, Someone To Destroy, explores the theme of anger through three characters, in three separate storylines, all of whom are angry about recent life occurrences. These occurrences all have an element of racial tension to them and I wanted to use the current discussions around race and equity in America as the vehicle for the story and have the theme of anger be the fuel. Additionally, I was interested in how rage manifests a target; and for better or worse, how there’s a desire for that target to be destroyed. The film's characters, Quan, Mike and Liz are all angry for different reasons, and their anger is specific to their own world perspectives, so myself and the film’s cinematographer, Kurtis Myers, felt it was important for the aesthetic of each storyline to be specific to them as well. I feel like recently I’ve been hearing, “the country (USA) has become more angry than it used to be”; but that’s not something I agree with. I believe this country's citizens are angry; they always have been, and our anger leaves us looking for someone to destroy.