DUVAR

  • Director

    Brittney London

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2020, 11:26

  • Category

    Narrative Short

  • Format

    4k Digital

  • Festival Year

    2021

Synopsis

When an obscure incident happens suddenly to a black man’s mixed-race 4-month-old daughter, he fights to save her life and his own.

Credits

Brittney London – Director
Brittney London – Writer
Brittney London – Producer
Alex Geschwind – Producer
Natalie Anita Brady – Producer
Page Peter Wilson – “Duvar ”Trio
Brianna Janoczkin – “Joanna”
Edwina Rai – “Investigator”
John Noble Barrack – “Officer O’Donnely”
Lauren Karaman – “Officer Lewis”

Director Statement

Now, more than ever, it is time to challenge social and structural inequity. This is why I pushed to shoot this film in the middle of a pandemic. Telling this story will challenge the media narrative surrounding this particular case. This conviction relied on circumstantial evidence and debatable witness testimony, and I was drawn to the story because of this. The full story was not told on national news. The Duvar team was fervent and passionately dedicated to persevering against all odds– even as bystanders threw eggs during filming. I’m honored to have the responsibility to tell such a story, particularly as a first-time Filmmaker.

Director Biography

A Dallas, Tx native and the middle child of five. Her need to be heard in a family full of big personalities gave birth to a creative outlet, performing, a craft her mother strongly supported. Brittney is a multi-hyphenate creative that has worked across, Film, Theatre, and New Media mediums. She’s worked as an Actor, script consultant, Teaching Artist, Director, and newly and writer and filmmaker.
After graduating from the University of North Texas with a BA in Theatre, Brittney went on to Intern and work n regional theatres in Atlanta and off-Broadway in New York. Later, Brittney was accepted into an acting intensive at the Stella Adler school in Los Angeles. Eventually, she took her talents to Beijing, China. There she worked as a teaching artist and voice actor. She’s since worked across the country in various capacities and most recently in Cape Town, South Africa.
Brittney recently moved from New York City to Atlanta, GA. Her first Pilot, Compromised, was an official selection in The Portland Comedy Film Festival and the Summer in the South Film Festival; a semi-finalist in HCF’s screenwriting competition and nominated for Best Romantic Comedy Short Screenplay at the Atlanta Comedy Film Festival & the Women’s Comedy Film Festival.

Most recently, she wrote and produced the short film Duvar.
So far, “Duvar” is an official selection in Montreal Independent Film Festival, Queens World, and Georgia Shorts. Duvar has also been selected as a Semi-Finalist for Venice Shorts, Best short Jury award winner for Paris Independent Film Festival, award winner for Cift Festival of Toronto, and winner of Black Lives Matter Short for Phoenix Monthly Shorts.

When Brittney isn’t busy with her multi-hyphenated schedule, working out at home discovering ways to keep you engaged- stay tuned.