Warrantless is a visual portrayal of the tension between police officers and the African American community at large highlighting crime and racial profiling that plague African American communities.
Warrantless is set in Philadelphia- the birthplace of America, its laws ,and ideals.
Warrantless simultaneously captures the varying psychological and emotional states of police officers and citizens at specific points of contact and interaction. As most of the story takes place in a car, the audience experiences a personal journey of how things can suddenly take a turn for the worse. Warrantless takes you on an emotional ride that evokes anger, fear, frustration, and empathy for all characters.
The mood is relative to the time of day. Warrantless begins during the day and ends at night, and the visuals will represent the heightened tension from warm to cool. Natural light and shadows will be utilized to show the heightened controversy, as the night and day are two contrasting elements.Street lamps and police lights will be key in lighting the night scenes. The shadows of the night will create uncertainty and suspicion.
POINT OF VIEW
Although there is a central conflict between the four main characters, Warrantless is told from multiple vantage points to maintain an objective balance. This is not a portrayal of victimization or finger pointing, but more so an initiative to create dialog about police and community relations.