The first trailer for the upcoming short film, Clout, has been released.
Written and directed by Dennis Williams II, the Atlanta-set film stars Denzel Whitaker (The Great Debaters, Black Panther) and “follows a group of resourceless college kids who build a following for their music label by crashing music festivals with their own parking lot shows.” It also stars Cherie Danielle, Rafael DeLeon Jr. (She’s Gotta Have It), Denisse Juliana Jimenez, Valence Thomas, Dax Richardson and Ricky Havana.
The project was accepted to Vanishing Angle’s Short to Feature Lab, a fellowship based in Malibu, California. Founded by Sundance alum Jim Cummings, past mentors of the lab include Waves director Trey Edward Shults. Williams was one of nine fellows chosen for the lab, where he worked on developing Clout into his first feature film.
Clout is from Williams and Jesse S. Martin’s Campsight Studios. Their projects include Payroll and Note to Self.
Watch the exclusive trailer for Clout below:
Photo: Campsight Studios