A ferocious, bullying music teacher teaches a dedicated student.

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Honora Javier ...
Amy
Omari Grayson ...
Trumpet Player
Stuart Hammill ...
Trumpet Player
Charlie Estes ...
Trumpet Player
Ranfins Rincon ...
Trumpet Player
John Greer ...
Trombone Player
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Trombone Player (as Paul Hanson)
Erik Hughes ...
Trombone Player
Spencer Sussman ...
Trombone Player
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Pianist
Joshua Bracks ...
Guitar Player
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A ferocious, bullying music teacher teaches a dedicated student.

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Was originally planned to be a feature film but the writer/director could not get funding for it so he made this short film and submitted it to the Sundance film festival. He later got the funding and made his original film Whiplash (2014). See more »

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Remade as Whiplash (2014) See more »

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Works great on its own, but is almost identical to the scene in the feature
6 April 2015 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

If you are curious if you should watch this before or after watching the feature length version: Either works.

This is (almost) a scene taken straight from the movie, and it's a compliment to the movie that it works so well by itself. This scene was one of my favorites in the movie (though there were many other good ones), and it works great as an introduction to the culture that Andrew (the main character) is getting into. It is also an introduction to Fletcher, the character played by Simmons - and by seeing this all alone you miss the build up that you find in the feature film. But the reverence the students have for him is still obvious from the get go.


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