The Subject

The Subject is the award-winning feature film, directed by Lanie Zipoy and written by Chisa Hutchinson.

The Subject follows a successful white documentary filmmaker as he deals with the fallout from his last film, which caught the murder of a Black teen on tape. Now, while he films his latest doc series for a major network, someone else videotapes his every move, threatening his idyllic life.

Jason Biggs (American Pie, Orange Is The New Black) stars in a dramatic turn alongside Emmy nominee Aunjanue Ellis (Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us, If Beale Street Could Talk), Anabelle Acosta (Ballers, Quantico), Carra Patterson (Straight Outta Compton, Broadway’s Jitney), Nile Bullock (Ray Donovan, Chicago Med) and Caleb Eberhardt (Love Beats Rhymes, Betty).

The Subject began its festival run in June 2020. It was named Best Narrative Feature by Lighthouse International Film Festival, BronzeLens Film Festival, DC Black Film Festival and The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival. It has also garnered multiple awards for director Lanie Zipoy and actors Jason Biggs and Aunjanue Ellis.

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