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TO SERVE AND PROTECT

TO SERVE AND PROTECT

LANGUAGE: English

Genre: Comedy/Drama
Running Time: 13:35
Year of production: 2019

SYNOPSIS

Luther starts his day pepper-sprayed by police, his final test before graduating Police Academy. "To Serve and Protect » follows Luther ‘s final day as a security guard before officially becoming a cop. We watch as he raises his daughter, while fighting crime, in a racialized and often absurd world.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Tony Bartele
Jay Rivas
Ryan Shoos
Charley Rossman

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Kenneth Vatan-Woodall
Screenwriter: Kenneth Vatan-Woodall
Producer: Sheila Vatan-Woodall, Alison Wunderland
Sound: Mark Kirchner
Sound Editing: Justin Van-Hout

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Sub-genre: Social Justice, Satire, Police, Law Enforcement
Language: English
Country of origin: USA
Year of production: 2019
Total running time: 13:35
Shooting format: 4K Digital
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 16 x 9
Sound format: .Wav

AWARDS

Best Comedy at Oaxaca Film Festival

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Rhode Island International Film Festival
Cucalorus Film Festival
Pasadena International Film Festival
Oaxaca Film Festival

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Kenneth Vatan-Woodall grew up in a low-income household in a multi-cultural community. Rarely seeing minorities on screen, he became a filmmaker to bring underrepresented stories to light. After graduating from USC film school, he wrote/directed a number of projects, and is humbled to have the opportunity to screen them in festivals and theatres throughout the world. He currently lives in a secluded 300-person town nestled in a national forest with his courageous and talented wife and two twin babies.