(2016, 87 min.)
Directed by: Justin Tipping
Screenwriter: Joshua Beirne-Golden
Producers: David Kaplan
Cinematographer: Michael Ragen
Editor: Dominic Laperriere, Tomas Vengris
Music: Brian Reitzell
Cast: Jahking Guillory, CJ Wallace, Christopher Meyer, Kofi Siriboe, Mahershala Ali
Fifteen-year-old Brandon is ignored by girls and is always getting picked on for his tired sneakers. Sinking all of his money in a coveted pair of Air Jordans, Brandon gets a renewed sense of confidence and hope—until the shoes are snatched away. Brandon and his friends go on an epic journey to Oakland to get back what’s his.
Justin Tipping’s directorial debut is a gritty and stylish coming-of-age story bursting with magical realism and anchored by a hip-hop soundtrack that astutely guides the brazen tone of Brandon’s journey. Newcomer Jahking Guillory leads an ensemble cast that authentically portrays the complexity of friendships among boys becoming men.