I directed and edited this challenging 1 minute dramatic micro short, CAUTIOUS, for the series @StarringKristine who I also co-wrote this with. Watch with SOUND ON.
This is inspired by a real life interaction I had when walking my dog and it’s pretty much a condensed version of exactly what happened (with @kristinegerolaga as me). The interaction of me helping out this guy when he was stuck and asking for help affected me because it wasn’t quite right. I felt a sense of self-consciousness from him about how I perceived him and it just didn’t need to be that way. But it is that way and it’s just too often that I hear awful and sickening news of why this continues to exist.
And this also shares Kristine’s experience as a woman when worrying about her safety while walking alone.
I really like how actor @blacknform put it: “A micro short about the intersections of conditioning, and the different ways in which marginalized communities are trained to be apologetic about their very existence.” Thanks to everyone in front of and behind the camera for their contributions to this one that definitely means quite a lot to me.
Directed and edited by Me.
STARRING @blacknform , @kristinegerolaga , and @sharkterriers
WRITTEN by @stevenkrimmel and @kristinegerolaga
SOUND by @seegz887
MUSIC by @jordainwallacemusic
And a huge thanks to our friends Alex Wroten and Lindsay Wolfe-Wroten for all their help as well!
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