4 Corners

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4CFilm2018 | https://vimeo.com/291742408

4 Corners is a minimalist art-piece examining gun violence in Chicago. It consists of 5 vignettes, each based loosely on gang killings committed around a 4-block radius in the East-Rogers Park neighbor-hood. The stories themselves are presented without context, identification, or any discernible dialogue. Giving each occurrence a cold and detached feeling at surface level. The acts of violence are carried out in a calm and casual fashion, moving from one story to the next without any explanation; reflecting how we as society take in stride the news of killings in modern day life. A swipe on our phones, a click of the channel, a quick head shake and then back to our everyday lives. Much like the violence we see and hear about every day in Chicago, this film takes us through a sequence of murders that seem and feel pointless, hollow, and cold. A boy rides his bike down an alley and shoots a group of men working on a car; two men stroll briskly through a park until one of them is shot in the back. We watch as a one killing, the reasons for which remaining unclear, sets in motion a ripple effect throughout the community. One thing however is certain, there are no winners here, just losers.

Under the surface, a larger story runs in the background of these smaller stories; of pride, ignorance and retaliation that is at the backbone of so many of Chicago’s killings; tit-for-tat killings, that seem meaningless to those of us from the outside looking in, but are so real and just as important to the people that are often times impacted. Chicago’s cycle of violence.

Directed by: Andre Muir
Written by: Jake Hutton & Andre Muir
Story by: Andre Muir
Executive Producers: Mario DiPaolo, Cory Proctor
Producers: Zachary Moore, Ciara Medina, Mia Reggi

Director of Photography: Nathan Salter
Associate Producer: Emanuel Caston
Production Designer: Emily Schexnayder
Editor: Nathan Rodgers
Post Audio Producer: Adam Wiebe
Sound Design: Beto Santoyo
Music Composer: Colin Sipos
Color Producers: Dan Butler, Laurie Adrianopoli
Colorist: Mikey Pehanich
VFX Artist: Ben Pokorny
1st Assistant Director: Arturas Kerelis
2nd Assistant Director: Marcus Aubin
SFX Make-Up Design: Shelby Carroll
SFX Make-Up Design: Alexis Vergara

Jeremiah: Yashuel Flippins
Young Boy: Justin Tharpe
Mother: Christie Tate
Joe: Fletcher O’neal
Ricky: Joshua Miller
Jordan: Keyontre Criggley
Hayley: Kayla Patrick
Homeless Man: Miguel Atkins
Cook: Matt Brown
Restaurant Extra: Joe Newcomb
Restaurant Extra: Farries Jennings
Restaurant Extra: Charlene Thompson
Janitor: James Gordon
Elotes Lady: Ana Hernandez
Gabriel: Ernest Anderson
Cameron: Tyriss Usry
Caleb: Aaron Robinson
Store Clerk: Rocky Ravani
Bystander: Caneil Oliver
Malik: Savage Houston
Martin: Kelly Marshall
Ed: Sheridan Warner
Jimmy: James Almond
Mike: Terrell Allen
Elijah: Kris Downing
Xavier: Darryl Bogard
Trina: Jasmine Baker
Guy1: Jairus Baker
Hole in Wall Extra 1: Joe Newcomb
Hole in Wall Extra 2: Farries Jennings
Hole in Wall Extra 3: Charleone Thompson
Hole in Wall Extra 4: Dawanna Conner
Street Crowd Extra 1: Tina La Mon
Street Crowd Extra 2: Byron Coolie
Street Crowd Extra 3: Michael Thomason
Street Crowd Extra 4: Terrence Kennedy

Little Kids Playing 1: Riley Walker
Older Kids 1: Kiba Keyy
Older Kids 2: Jason Davis
Older Kids 3: Brandon Oneselogu
Older Man: Jatone Smith

Casting Director: Jake Bloom
Casting Assistant: Anna McFarlin

Steadicam Operator: Blaine Baker
1st Assistant Camera: Brendan Babinski
2nd Assistant Camera: Juan Garcia
Quintero Location Sound: Andrew Henke

Gaffer: Danny Valdez
Key Grip: Max Skelton
Grip/Key Grip: Jake Joiner
Grip: Ryan Zeller
Grip: Johnathon Blazewski
DIT: Sam Kelly

Costume Design: Nadya Laska
Art Assistant: Andrew Melzer
Art Assistant: Oriane Playner
Art Assistant: Anna McFarlin
Production Assistant: Brad Martin
Production Assistant: Gus Murray
Production Assistant: Rebekah Wilson
Production Assistant: Kerri Walsh
Production Assistant: Brad Martin
Production Assistant: Justin Hill
Production Assistant: Nick Sansone

Special Thanks: The Mill Chicago, Earhole Studios, One at Optimus, The Colonie
Special Thanks to Tyler Garza & Gregory Buissereth