Compliance Series

#whydoucomply

Compliance is a series of shorts, a visual gut check. A satirical look at our acceptance of police brutality in America.

Each short film examines what would happen if a different service profession acted with the same level of force as police who commit acts of police brutality.

Why is this behavior accepted from police?
Would we accept this behavior from any other professionals?

Written and Directed by Brian Michael Smith

*Official Selection of the DC Black Film Festival*

The project was originally created and released on Facebook in order to start a conversation about police brutality. To follow that conversation, head to: https://www.facebook.com/whydoucomply/

 
 

Warning: The videos on this page may be triggering and may not be appropriate for casual viewing.

 

Firefighters

 

Starring: Jasmine D Ellis

Featuring: Paul Mauriello, Jonathon Iglesias, Thomas Wesson

Written and Directed by: Brian Michael

Sound Recording: Ren Humphrey

Director of Photography/Editor: Sarah Newton


Dentists

Starring: Brian Michael

Featuring: Jeff Riberdy III, Timothy Harrison, Tory Flack

Written and Directed by: Brian Michael

Sound Recording: Ren Humphrey

Director of Photography/Editor: Sarah Newton

 

Docs

Starring: Jas Anderson, Jason Lyke

Featuring: C Hope Belmont, Jeff Auer, Julian Abelskamp, Connie Saltzman, Paul Mauriello, Latresa Baker, Martina Barksdale

Written and Directed by: Brian Michael

Sound Recording: Ren Humphrey

Director of Photography/Editor: Sarah Newton


Librarians

Starring: Latresa Baker

Featuring: John Bermudez, Timothy Harrison

Written and Directed by: Brian Michael

Director of Photography/Editor: Sarah Newton

Executive Producer: Brian Michael
Producer: Latresa Baker
Associate Producer: Shakur Trammel
Associate Producer: Ren Humphrey