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What Matters (2018)

Tensions rise as a young man and his family face social issues in an already unstable community. Violence and political injustices elevate; however, with the help of a mentor, he must navigate his way to college and learn a deeper lesson.


Andrew Gajadhar


Andrew Gajadhar




Credited cast:
Deon Richmond ... Black
Tim Olcott ... Thomas Culbreth
Ashley-Kae Luker ... Bully
Tracey de Leon ... Cheryl Smith
Bennett Tarr ... Teacher 2
Arischa Conner ... Mrs. Davis
Andrew Gajadhar ... Dominic Smith Sr.
Christian Manganelli ... David Mejia
Jim Shaylor ... Captain Reid
Michael Tolbert ... Jeremy Conners
Laura Lee Dufresne Houle Laura Lee Dufresne Houle ... Laura (Neighbor)
Brendan Grayson Brendan Grayson ... Dom Smith
Raven Demi Massey Raven Demi Massey ... Tiffany
Rosa McKoy Rosa McKoy ... Principal Wright
Darnell K. Jefferson Darnell K. Jefferson ... Officer Darnell
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Tensions rise as a young man faces complicated issues centered around a racially charged rally. Violence and political injustices threaten the balance of his world; however, with the help of a mentor, he must navigate his way to college and learn a deeper lesson. Written by Andrew Gajadhar

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The Director, Andrew Gajadhar, was not originally cast to play a role in the film. See more »

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Inspirational orgasm
31 December 2019 | by pinyonjSee all my reviews

What Matters begins life as a mundane film. Just another filmaker on an ordinary adventure. Some new premise for drawing viewers into an unfathomable goal. But along the way, and literally quite by accident, the storyline becomes inspired. The inspiration achieves a crescendo at the end, when even this 60 year old viewer is reexamining the purpose of his life, wondering what I might have done differently, and perhaps more poignantly, impressing on me what I still can do... and must do.

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24 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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