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Presented by: The Department of Media Study

Release of Daeil Kim's (BA'20) first feature film: "White Demise"

White Demise

Daeil Kim; a recent cum laude graduate of the Dept. of Media Study (Production Concentration), University of Buffalo, first held a private screening of his thriller film to about 300 attendees. Now he and his team will be distributing his first feature film "White Demise --It Takes A Bullet To Save A Life." White Demise was made in Buffalo, N.Y. in 2019.

Kim and his team at Xylograph Films found distribution for the film with Gravitas Ventures. Gravitas Ventures is an all rights independent film distributor. Gravitas is a cutting edge 21st century independent film distributor, with the ability to release a film in over a billion homes worldwide.

In this enigmatic world, rumors of a lifesaving antidote spread. This antidote, is personified in the form of a “white bullet." Samantha, a single mother and dog trainer, is left to care for her dying daughter, Lillian. Barry Syput hears of Samantha’s struggle and visits her with a possible solution; his talking gun, Anessa. Despite the desire to save her daughter, Samantha discovers Anessa is not the true white bullet at the cost of Lillian’s life. Filled with anger, Samantha takes revenge by killing Barry, who reluctantly agrees to pen his own suicide note as a disguise. Barry gives his Doctor, Cal Owens, a sealed letter ensuring his wife is left with the truth of his demise. Cal feels culpable, as he is the one who holds the true white bullet named Dash. Cal decides to use the white bullet on Barry. Samantha is stunned to see Barry, who has returned from the dead. This proves the existence of the white bullet. Now, Samantha has to venture out to find the white bullet.

trailer for white demise

1h 10min | 2021

directed, cinematography, edited by Daeil Kim
produced by Melanie Sudyn, John Spaschak, Daeil Kim
screenplay by Daeil Kim and Melanie Sudyn
story by Daeil Kim
original score by Pablo Anson
cast Kelly MacDougall, L.J. Sams, Olivia Storm, John Spencer, Logan Spaschak, Yaz Georgia
colorist Bob Bessette
sound editor/designer Shaun Mullins

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