Whiplash follows the band "Snidely Whiplash" through the Boston club scene of the 90's. The film was filmed, directed, and edited by Cole Sheerin. The film serves as a dedication to the band's late drummer, John "Tonto" Taranto. It is 51 minutes in length.

  • Cole Sheerin
  • Wheaton College Independent Study
  • Bill Sheerin
    Key Cast
    "Snidely Whiplash Guitarist"
  • Dennis Foley
    Key Cast
    "Snidely Whiplash Lead Singer"
  • Al Conant
    Key Cast
    "Snidely Whiplash Cameraman"
  • Jim Dennis
    Key Cast
    "Snidely Whiplash Lead Guitarist"
  • Joe McCarthy
    Key Cast
    "Snidely Whiplash Bass Player"
  • John "Tonto" Taranto
    Key Cast
    "Former Drummer for Snidely Whiplash"
  • Cole Sheerin
  • Cole Sheerin
    Filmed by
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student
  • Genres:
    Interview Style Documentary, Music, Rock Music, Boston, 1990's, 90's, Music Documentary
  • Runtime:
    51 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 24, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Wheaton College, MA
  • Private Screening
    United States
    August 7, 2021
    Showcase Cinemas Deluxe
  • Wheaton College Film Festival Award
    United States
    Five Film Festival Award
  • Offical Premiere

    August 7, 2021
    YouTube Premiere
  • Massachusetts Independent Film Festival
    United States
    April 14, 2022
    Official Film Festival Premiere
    Nominee for Best Feature Documentary
Director Biography - Cole Sheerin

Cole Sheerin was born in Florida in 2001, but has lived in the Boston/Worcester area for most of his life. He is currently attending Wheaton College pursuing a degree in Film & New Media. His career goal is to become a professional editor with the ability to pursue personal filmmaking. He will graduate and begin pursuing his MFA in Editing in 2023.

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Director Statement

"Whiplash" is my first independent documentary and my first film. It began as an idea to make a video about my dad's old band, and has evolved into one of my proudest achievements yet. I hope you enjoy the film, and thank you for your time and consideration!