An eager young artist receives a disturbing introduction to the art world during the delivery of a controversial sculpture. Chester Vincent Toye directs “Hangtime,” a complex satire set in a sunny, yet ominous-feeling Los Angeles. Joe, new to the job, and his boss, Arnold, make their way to deliver a large, mysterious art piece to a high profile client. When the two handlers arrive, the original intended area for the display hasn’t been adequately prepared and Arnold expresses his reluctance to install it elsewhere. With simmering unease and bright static frames shot on 16mm film, Toye demonstrates stylistic blending and a distinct embrace of ambiguity. We previously featured Toye in 2021 with his short, “I’m SO Sorry” about two white roommates deciding on a Black Lives Matter lawn sign. -Jinho Myung. Writer, Director: Chester Vincent Toye. Cast: David McClain Jr, DeMorge Brown, Latarsha Rose. DP: Pierce Marcel Robinson. Production Designer: Sydney Weinberger. Editor: Bryan Monroe Simpson. Composer: Theo Walentiny. Producer: Anne Alexander.
I’m SO Sorry: https://www.nobudge.com/videos/im-so-sorry