This short film’s idea came to me during the height of police killings in 2018. Innocent black folks were gunned down by cops repeatedly. I was frustrated and angry at the situation. To understand the root cause, I started to research the topic.

Most public opinions at that time surrounded “Defund the Police” without providing viable alternative solutions. Many of the under-examined issues causing police brutality were - police operate under extreme stress, lack of mental health support, neglected PTSD, and a blue wall of silence.

During the research phase, it inspired me to think of 2 characters - one older white detective and a black rookie detective who became a partner. Additionally, the more senior detective is the father-in-law of the rookie detective. I wanted to create circumstances where these two policemen are forced to deal with racism and bias and repeatedly experience life-threatening situations to see the outcome.

Below is a pivotal scene from the film.

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