5150

Directed By Denzel Whitaker

This short video is based on biography on a musician that we all grew to love but then got discouraged with. The short gives a more different, more empathetic perspective that what we’re usually accustom to. Director, Denzel Whitaker, gives us a more deeper look at what we often can be flippant about when it comes to celebrity mental health.

Production Details & Description

5150 is a story ripped from the headlines, about the power of modern celebrity in our culture and the complexities of race in America. Jovan Adepo (Fences, Watchmen) stars as Celeb— a world-famous entertainer who is confined to an institution after a mental breakdown. Co-written and directed by Denzel Whitaker (Black Panther, The Great Debaters) and executive produced by David Oyelowo (Selma), the film is a proof of concept for a limited series.