RJ Cyler (The Harder They Fall), Donald Elise Watkins (Bolden), Sebastian Chacon (Contents Under Pressure), Maddie Nichols (Anderson Bench), Sabrina Carpenter (Work It), Madison Thompson (Unnecessary Meanness), Diego Abraham (film debut), Summer Madison (film debut), Gillian Rabin (Just What the Doctor Ordered), Patrick Lamont Jr. (The Products of the American Ghetto), Robert Hamilton (film debut), Melanie Jeffcoat (Paradise)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Carey Williams (film debut), director; KD Davila (The Labyrinth), writer; Marty Bowen (First Man), John Fischer (The Hate U Give) and Isaac Klausner (Love, Simon), producers; Rene G. Boscio (Killing Animals), composer; Michael Dallatorre (Brightburn), cinematographer; Lam T. Nguyen (The Endless Knot), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Best friends Sean (Cyler) and Kunle (Watkins) are Black students at a predominantly-white college, where they plan to complete a legendary cycle of exclusive frat parties. However, when they come across a white girl (Nichols) passed out in their living room, they hesitate to call the police over fears of immediately being suspected of wrong-doing, and so begins a wild and desperate night to try and figure out the situation…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Both a hilarious college buddy comedy, and a rather disturbing satire of institutionalised racism, Emergency – adapted from the short of the same name – is as unpredictable as it is all too telling of our current society.