SKIN

SKIN (20 min) USA

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

Nattiv is an acclaimed filmmaker from Israel. His first American feature film, entitled SKIN, stars Jamie Bell and Vera Farmiga and premiered at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival where it won the Fipresci Critic’s Prize. It will make its European premiere in 2019 at The Berlin International Film Festival, and was acquired by A24 for distribution in late 2019. The feature is derived from Nattiv’s acclaimed short film, also entitled SKIN, which won the Academy Award for Live Action Short in 2018. Before coming to the US, Nattiv directed several features in Israel. His first film, STRANGERS, was in competition at the Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals in 2008. The film was also based on his lauded short that won Sundance the previous year. It was short-listed for the Academy Awards and won over 20 festivals worldwide, including Locarno. His second feature, THE FLOOD, won a special prize at the Berlin Film Festival in 2012 and was nominated for six Israeli Academy Awards where it won for Best Actor. 

Director: Guy Nattiv

Screenplay: Guy Nattiv and Sharon Maymon

Based on a Original Idea by: Sharon Maymon

Cinematography: Drew Daniels

Editing: Yuval Orr

Sound Editor: Nati Taub

Sound Producer: Noa Assido

Producer: Jaime Ray Newman, Guy Nattiv, Andrew Carlberg, Tim Harms

 

Cast:

Jeffrey - Jonathan Tucker

Christa - Danielle Macdonald

Jaydee - Ashley Thomas

Troy - Jackson Robert Scott

Bronny - Lonnie Chavis

Savannah - Shelley Francisco

Idris - Johnse Allende Jr.

Malik - Zeus Campbell

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