The Subject follows Phil Waterhouse, 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. While working on his newest documentary project for a major TV network, someone films Phil’s every more, threatening his idyllic life.
The film stars Jason Biggs (Orange Is The New Black, American Pie), Emmy nominee Aunjanue Ellis (If Beale Street Could Talk, Lovecraft Country), Anabelle Acosta (Ballers, Quantico), Carra Patterson (Straight Outta Compton, Disney+ Turner & Hooch), Nile Bullock (Chicago Med, Ray Donovan) and Caleb Eberhardt (Black Christmas, Betty). The script is written by Chisa Hutchinson (Showtime’s Three Women and Hulu’s Tell Me Lies). The Subject marks Lanie Zipoy‘s feature film directorial debut.
The Subject won more than 30 awards on the film festival journey including Best Feature Film Awards at BronzeLens Film Festival, California Women’s Film Festival, Catalina Film Festival, DC Black Film Festival, Denton Black Film Festival, Lighthouse International Film Festival, Madrid Film Awards, Milan International Film Festival, Stony Brook Film Festival, and The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival and Audience Award at Capital City Film Festival, Naples International Film Festival and Sedona International Film Festival.
Jason Biggs and Aunjanue Ellis won numerous awards for their heartbreaking performances.