Film Production | Motion Graphic | Videography Storytelling | Sound Design | Art Directing
Assistant: James Kirkwood
Actors: Dimitri Baily | James Kirwood
Seven Seconds is about a 15-year-old black cyclist Brenton Butler dies in a hit-and-run accident–with a white police officer behind the wheel of the vehicle–Jersey City explodes with racial tension. This crime drama explores the aftermath of the accident, which includes an attempted cover-up by the police department and a volatile trial. Assistant prosecutor KJ wants to prosecute the hit-and-run as a hate crime, in addition to a negligent homicide. The longer the case drags on without a resolution, the more tense the situation becomes. Emmy winner Regina King stars as Brenton's churchgoing mother, Latrice.
My approach is to focus on a decisive moment when the white officer left behind the young boy who is dying in the cold. By using blood and ice as metaphors, I want to deliver a cold-blood-murder scene.
In this title sequence, I want to capture the decisive moment, between the young boy’s life and death, of the police officer by switching between forward and reversed footages.
In the early stage of this project, I experimented different visual directions.