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Death of a Wizard

Explores the racial tension and consequences of vengeance in the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.
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‘Death of a Wizard’ explores the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968, delving into the social unrest and racial tension of the time. Jaxon Mitchell delivers an outstanding performance as Billy, a young white boy confronting the prejudices faced by African-Americans.

The narrative unfolds as Billy, alongside his older African-American friends, Virgil (Lorenzo Roberts) and Remmy (Deveron Ready), seeks vengeance in the aftermath of King’s death. The film skillfully navigates the consequences of their actions, revealing unexpected outcomes and highlighting the complexities of racial relations during that era.

Edward Varnie’s direction, coupled with Robbie Cline’s remarkable cinematography, captures the essence of the late ’60s, providing a visually striking and emotionally charged experience. The black and white aesthetic enhances the period authenticity, while production and costume design contribute to the immersive atmosphere.

The film is a poignant exploration of friendship, social justice, and the profound impact of racial injustice on individuals and communities. The drama stands as a powerful reminder of the enduring struggles for equality and the consequences of seeking vengeance in the face of systemic oppression.

Brief Synopsis

During the social unrest of the 1960’s, three friends decide to take matters into their own hands and go after the Grand Wizard in their town.
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Director(s): Edward Varnie
Writer(s): Alex Thompson, Ocean Whitker
Cast: Deveron Ready, Jaxon Mitchell, Kayli Maree Tolleson, Kaylie Tolleso, Lorenzo Roberts
Producer(s): Alexa Waldrop
Director of Photography: Robbie Cline
Animation: Edward L Varnie

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Runtime: 16 min

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Death of a Wizard

Explores the racial tension and consequences of vengeance in the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.
5/5

Review

‘Death of a Wizard’ explores the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968, delving into the social unrest and racial tension of the time. Jaxon Mitchell delivers an outstanding performance as Billy, a young white boy confronting the prejudices faced by African-Americans.

The narrative unfolds as Billy, alongside his older African-American friends, Virgil (Lorenzo Roberts) and Remmy (Deveron Ready), seeks vengeance in the aftermath of King’s death. The film skillfully navigates the consequences of their actions, revealing unexpected outcomes and highlighting the complexities of racial relations during that era.

Edward Varnie’s direction, coupled with Robbie Cline’s remarkable cinematography, captures the essence of the late ’60s, providing a visually striking and emotionally charged experience. The black and white aesthetic enhances the period authenticity, while production and costume design contribute to the immersive atmosphere.

The film is a poignant exploration of friendship, social justice, and the profound impact of racial injustice on individuals and communities. The drama stands as a powerful reminder of the enduring struggles for equality and the consequences of seeking vengeance in the face of systemic oppression.

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No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

During the social unrest of the 1960’s, three friends decide to take matters into their own hands and go after the Grand Wizard in their town.
Death of a Wizard Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Edward Varnie
Writer(s): Alex Thompson, Ocean Whitker
Cast: Deveron Ready, Jaxon Mitchell, Kayli Maree Tolleson, Kaylie Tolleso, Lorenzo Roberts
Producer(s): Alexa Waldrop
Director of Photography: Robbie Cline
Animation: Edward L Varnie

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Language:
Year:
Runtime: 16 min
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