Weapons presents a series of brutal, seemingly random youth-related killings over the course of a weekend in a typical small town in America,and tragically reveals how they are all interrelated.

  • Adam Bhala Lough
    Bomb the System, The Upsetter, The Carter Documentary, WEAPONS, Hot Sugar's Cold World, The Motivation
  • Adam Bhala Lough
  • Bill Straus
    Straight Outta Compton
  • Rob Fried
  • Elizabeth Destro
    The Butler
  • Paul Dano
    Key Cast
    There Will Be Blood
  • Nick Cannon
    Key Cast
  • Arliss Howard
    Key Cast
  • Mark Webber
    Key Cast
    Bomb the System
  • Riley Smith
    Key Cast
    Nashville, True Detective
  • Amy Ferguson
    Key Cast
    The Master
  • Jade Yorker
    Key Cast
    Gridiron Gang
  • Brandon Mychal Smith
    Key Cast
    Get on Up
  • Jay Rabinowitz
    Tree of Life, Requiem for a Dream, 8 Mile
  • Manuel Alberto Claro
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    1 hour 15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2007
  • Production Budget:
    1,000,000 USD
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    United States
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    United States
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  • Sundance Film Festival
    Park City
    January 15, 2007
    World Premiere
    Nominated for Grand Jury Prize
Director Biography - Adam Bhala Lough

3-time Sundance alum, Spirit Award nominated writer/director and one of Filmmaker Magazine’s Top 25 Independent Filmmakers to Watch, Adam Bhala Lough has dedicated his career to telling compelling stories, collaborating with interesting people and creating authentic work. Moving comfortably between Narrative and Documentary, Adam's films sit at the nexus of mainstream culture and the arthouse. His seven features have entered the most prestigious international film festivals - Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, Edinburgh, Karlovy Vary, Stockholm, Melbourne, Cairo - to name a few. Adam is also a mentor in the Sundance Institute's Native Film lab, a member of the Sundance Diversity Committee, and was given the Congressional Award for voluntary public service.

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Director Statement

“Rumblefish” and “Outsiders” By SE Hinton. Gabriel Garcia Marquez's “Chronicle of a Death Foretold.” John Donne, Meditation XVII. Tupac Shakur’s music and life. Skateboard videos like Big Brother Number Two or Camp Kill Yourself 1-4. Home videos and amateur video. America’s Funniest Home Videos starring Bob Saget. Stroszek. Jackass, Girls Gone Wild, Bum Fights, Ghetto Brawls 1&2 and other cheap underground video trash. Irreversible. La Haine. Weird European art films. 80% Documentary technique. Long takes. Master shots. Little to NO coverage. Zoom lens. Practical lighting. Super 16mm film. 5% Hyper-realistic Hollywood style. Super slow motion. Over-lit. 35mm film. 15% Home video style. Shitty camerawork. Mini DV tape. Cheap. Ugly. Gritty. Brutal. Biting. Satirical. Slow. Boring. Contemplative. REALITY. “Screwed Music” by DJ Screw. Fruit punch. Marijuana. Sippin’ syrup (drinking Codeine). Basketball. Slang. Piss. Spit. Boredom.