In a small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10-year-old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.

Director:

Guy Nattiv

Writers:

Sharon Maymon (original idea), Sharon Maymon | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Tucker ... Jeffrey
Danielle Macdonald ... Christa
Ashley Thomas ... Jaydee
Jackson Robert Scott ... Troy
Lonnie Chavis ... Bronny
Shelley Francisco ... Savannah
Johnse Allende Jr. ... Idris
Zeus Campbell Zeus Campbell ... Malik
Jared Day ... Adrian
Sam Dillon ... Nasty Nate
Ronnie Tyrone Lee Ronnie Tyrone Lee ... Tyree
David Maloney ... Timmy
Jahdai Pickett ... Draymond
Katie Ryan ... April
Michael Villar ... Slayer
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In a small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10-year-old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Children will suffer for their parents' misdeeds. See more »

Genres:

Short | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

A feature, not based on the short film, was produced in 2018. It stars Jamie Bell and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Aldd: Get him another beer and kabob mama, he deserves it
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Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Oscars 2019 Recap (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Fuck the World
Written by Violent J (as Joseph Bruce) and Mike E. Clark
Performed by Insane Clown Posse.
Courtesy of Universal Music - Z Songs on behalf of Itself, Twisted Harmony, and Real Beat Music
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Pwerful!
8 March 2019 | by van-33See all my reviews

Skin is a well-crafted, superbly acted short with a powerful finish. The story reveals the influence on a child from nurturing, yet morally corrupted parents and demonstrates the vicious cycle of hate and racism. It's difficult to watch, no one wins, but the message is significant. You live what you learn.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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