white noise 

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LOGLINE

In need of extra cash, a young black waitress participates in a paid physiological study.

GENRE
Drama, thriller, horror, race, psychological thriller

 

STARRING
Constance Ejuma (BLACK PANTHER)

SYNOPSIS

At the end of a tipless shift at a local diner, a young black waitress, Dolores, stumbles on a flier for a paid psychological study seeking diverse participants. Upon her arrival at the research facility, Dolores undergoes an experiment that tests her pain tolerance with the use of auditory and sensorial triggers which gradually intensify. Once the test is completed, we reveal that Dolores is unknowingly being watched by an unexpected audience..

SCREENINGS TO DATE:

Sundance Ignite 2019 Private Screening, National Film Festival for Talented Youth Work in Progress Screening, Phoenix Film Festival, San Diego Latino Film Festival, Capital City Film Festival, CineYouth Film Festival (Presented by Chicago Int'l Film Festival)

OFFICIAL CONTACT:
Frida Perez - perezmfrida@gmail.com 

CREDITS: 

Writer and Director: Frida Pérez

Producers: Frida Pérez and Olivia Michalak

Director of Photography: Madison McKamey

Assistant Camera: Jacquie Carriere, Amina Zadeh, KC Lauf

Camera Operator: KC Lauf

Gaffer: Adam Siler

Key Grip: Eddie Saucedo

Production Designer: Coleen Chan

Editor: Jayvee Salunga

Additional Editor: Frida Pérez

VFX: Frida Pérez

Colorist: Jenn Gittings

Composer: Patrick Mertens

Sound Design and mix: Hansdale Hsu

On set sound: Christopher Null

Script supervisor: Amelia Kuskin

Production Assistants: Emma Reardon, Christina Kohler

Associate Producer: Nick Migliori

Co-Producers: Aly Migliori, Zander Fife

Camera: Keslow Camera

Grip and electric: Cinelease

Additional Equipment: Lensprotogo

Special Thanks: El Sonsonateco, Henry Lee, Evidence Studios, Rita Baghdadi, Maeghan Houang, Alice Shindelar, Nate Burke, Leah Meyerhoff, Li Liu, Harris Durney, Aaron Izek, Zach Siegel

TECHNICAL SPECS:

2019

TRT: 6 minutes

Shot on: Arri Alexa + Angenieux Lens

Edited on: Adobe Premiere Pro

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Frida Pérez is a Dominican-American filmmaker based in Los Angeles. She is a 2019 Sundance Ignite Fellow and an assistant at Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen's production company Point Grey Pictures. 

Frida has directed, produced and written a variety of shorts that have screened at festivals nationally in addition to creating a web-series that consistently received thousands of views per video. In 2014 The Root Magazine named her a Young Futurist for her promise as an emerging filmmaker. 

​Previously, Frida has held internships at Comedy Central, Women Make Movies, William Morris Endeavor, Pretty Matches Productions, and East Pleasant Pictures in addition to working as an Assistant Camera, Assistant Director and Production Assistant on several independent shorts. She is a graduate of Brown University with an Honors Degree in Modern Culture and Media (Production Track) and Political Science, and studied 35mm film at FAMU in Czech Republic. Frida is trilingual, fluent in English, Spanish and French.