Watch: Teaser Trailer for J.D. Dillard's Street Magician Indie 'Sleight'
"We can do whatever we want if we just believe we're able to." Blumhouse Tilt has released a brief teaser trailer for a film titled Sleight, which premiered in the ultra-low budget NEXT section of the Sundance Film Festival in January. Sleight is about a street magician in Los Angeles who gives himself superpowers and takes on a local drug dealer to save his sister. Jacob Latimore plays Bo, also featuring Seychelle Gabriel, Dulé Hill, Storm Reid, Sasheer Zamata, Michael Villar, Brandon Johnson & Cameron Esposito. The film received quite a bit of positive praise at Sundance. I wrote in my review that "it's a fairly simple story, but the film is still awesome." It's an impressive little homemade indie that's worth catching.
Here's the first teaser trailer (+ Sundance poster) for J.D. Dillard's Sleight, direct from YouTube:
A young street magician is left to take care of his little sister after his mother's passing and turns to drug dealing in the Los Angeles party scene to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets into trouble with his supplier, his sister is kidnapped and he is forced to rely on both his sleight of hand and brilliant mind to save her. Sleight is both written and directed by young filmmaker J.D. Dillard, making his feature directorial debut after working in the kitchen at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot. The screenplay is by Alex Theurer and J.D. Dillard. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in early 2016. BH Tilt will be releasing Sleight in select theaters starting J.D. Dillard's April 7th, 2017 next spring. Highly recommend seeing this.