White Girl Voice

An ambitious reporter finds herself in a precarious situation when she underestimates the conniving criminal on the other end of a phone call.

  • Soren Baker
    Director
  • Soren Baker
    Writer
  • DaVida Chanel Smith
    Producer
  • Soren Baker
    Producer
  • Lexa Gluck
    Key Cast
  • Tiffany Black
    Key Cast
    When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story
  • Mysti Adams
    Key Cast
  • Slink Johnson
    Key Cast
    Black Jesus
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Dark Comedy, Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 6, 2017
  • 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:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Soren Baker

Soren Baker has had more than 3,500 articles published in such publications as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, XXL and The Source. The Maryland native has penned liner notes for albums by 2Pac, Ice Cube, N.W.A, Gang Starr and others.

With Xzibit, Soren was the co-host of Open Bar Radio on 93.5 KDAY in Los Angeles. He has also worked on television programs for VH1 and Fuse, and has written and produced DVDs for Tech N9ne and Chingy. He is the author of "The Music Library: The History of Rap and Hip-Hop" and "I'm The White Guy - The Snoop Dogg Edition" and "I'm The White Guy - The Jay-Z Edition." Soren has co-authored books with Game, Glasses Malone, Young Bleed and Murs, and has three books on the Baltimore Ravens. Soren created Unique Access in 2016 to further promote his love for hip-hop culture.

Soren now brings his wealth of experience to the filmmaking process by writing and directing projects that challenge stereotypes and societal bias.

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Director Statement

Growing up in a socially, economically and racially diverse area of Maryland, my life as a white male has been defined to a large degree by the way people of different backgrounds interact with one another. I fell in love with rap when I was 10 years old and go-go music a few years later. Around the same time, I started understanding that people were prejudiced against each other for reasons of race, class and religion. Thankfully I didn’t learn this type of hate from my parents, but being unaware of that type of judgment made it all the more confusing when I witnessed it practiced outside my home. One of the major ways I began to experience it first-hand was in high school when white people would question my love and dedication to rap, and later, in college when blacks I met thought I was disingenuous in my love for hip-hop culture. As I started my career as a rap journalist and traveled the country, I increasingly saw people changing who they were in order to fit in. I simply loved rap and hip-hop culture, and could tell that several white and blacks I met may have been in the music industry but didn't have a true passion for the culture.

Recently, the “White Girl Voice” has become a phenomenon, the idea that a black woman (or any woman of color, really) can use their “White Girl Voice” over the phone in order to get what they want, whether a job, information or something else. I thought about applying the idea of a “White Girl Voice” to a film, to playing with the execution of the voice, to examining who uses the voice and to look at what happens if someone gets something unexpected because of their use of the voice. My “White Girl Voice” movie is about misleading someone to get something you want and the potential problems that arise when you are disingenuous.