I'm SO Sorry
2021 NoBudge Films of the Year • Comedy, 18-Mar-2021
Two roommates struggle to decide which Black Lives Matter sign they should purchase to show their support for the BLM movement. Chester Vincent Toye directs “I’m SO Sorry,” which satirically tackles prevalent forms of white guilt and virtue signaling. Caught up in a moment of racial reckoning, a young white woman is fixated on doing something to help the cause (or at least portray to the outside world that she’s doing something). But she’s not quite sure how to go about it — her text messages to a man named Tyrone go unanswered, and she’s worked herself into a frenzy by the time she gets the attention of her preoccupied roommate. As they start shopping around online for BLM signs (on Amazon no less), the potential significance of the gesture is replaced with more aesthetic concerns. Toye offers a brilliant conceit, both laughable and completely true to the moment, and gets dead-on performances from its two leads. -KA. Director: Chester Vincent Toye. Cast: Elizabeth Guest, Lana Dvorak. Cinematography: Adam Gundersheimer. Editors: Chester Vincent Toye, Yotam Menda-Levy. Art Direction: V Haddad, Sound Recordist: Yotam Menda-Levy. Colorist: Kya Lou at Coloured Only. Post-Production Sound Mixer: Kenneth Pineda. Musical contributions: Peter Bark- Shore Rd, Isa Reyes- Whistles. Creatrx- Sunday.
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