The slasher film, long formulaic, somewhat predictable, evergreen in its entertainment value with the subjectively right combination of compelling story and meaty characters will see its inspired evolution with Xavier Coleman's Brooklyn-based mystery, White Knuckle. This short details the story of three new and old Bedford-Stuyvesant residents who try to unveil the identity of a serial killer roaming the blocks in order to snuff out gentrifiers.
Coleman, a Boston-born transplant himself has seen a radical change in the neighborhood over the past few years. "I think specifically, it was more than just a racial demographic which is a visual marker, but more than anything a lack of communication and becoming a less communal area, receiving less hellos and saying less hellos," Coleman recently told Camille Bautista for This Is New York. "There are conversations about who the killer might be, black criminology, black pathology, what it might mean if the killer is a life-long local, and what it might mean if the killer is somebody who is a gentrifier themselves. It’s a conversation about who a neighborhood belongs to, not only in terms of actual physical space, but also culturally."
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White Knuckle is currently casting for the roles of Rich (male, early 20s, Black), and the supporting character, Ms. Horne (female, elderly, Black). To submit talent for these roles, please contact us at email@example.com