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DeKalb Elementary (2017)

Inspired by an actual 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.

Director:

Reed Van Dyk

Writer:

Reed Van Dyk
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shinelle Azoroh ... Lakisha
John Brockus ... Detective Brooks
Michael Brown Michael Brown ... Arresting Officer
Chuck Cobb Chuck Cobb ... Arresting Officer
Deloris Crenshaw Deloris Crenshaw ... Miss Thompson
Khairi Davis Khairi Davis ... School Child
Mylika Davis Mylika Davis ... Mother
Shawn Davis Shawn Davis ... Playground Monitor
Chris Del Rio Chris Del Rio ... Arresting Officer
Anthony D'Cody Edwards Anthony D'Cody Edwards ... School Child
Brie Eley ... Miss Harris
Jason Fracaro ... Officer Gomez
Sinora Glenn Sinora Glenn ... Nurse Davis
Kennedy Hall ... School Child
Madison Harris Henry Madison Harris Henry ... School Child
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Inspired by an actual 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Начальная школа Де-Калб See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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A well made and dramatic short film.
1 March 2018 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'DEKALB ELEMENTARY': Four Stars (Out of Five)

A 21-minute short film about a mentally unstable young man who takes a receptionist hostage at an elementary school. It was written and directed by Reed Van Dyk, and it stars Shinelle Azoroh. The short was inspired by a real life school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia. I found it to be intense and surprisingly empathetic at times. Azoroh gives a more than decent performance in the lead, and the film is nicely directed as well. The subject is also of course timely, which I think helps make it seem much more involving and suspenseful. It's a well made and dramatic short film.


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