An Emmy-Award-winning short film about a middle class man whose assumptions about poverty are challenged by an unexpected encounter during his morning jog.
Behind the Story
Though Left Turn is a fictional narrative, it reflects real circumstances. The film was produced to help viewers develop a better understanding of under-resourced neighborhoods and highlight holistic neighborhood revitalization efforts happening in and around Evansville, IN. Many components of the story are based off of real events and facts about Evansville collected through interviews and other research.
The goal of the film is to inspire viewers to embrace the neighbors near them and every neighbor living in Evansville, especially those in under-resourced areas.
Written by Jonathan Boettcher
Directed by Chris Weatherly
Produced by Chris Weatherly & Jonathan Boettcher
Executive Producer: Ross Chapman
Cinematographer: Chris Weatherly
Camera Operator: Toby Hitchcock
Production Assistant: Jonathan Taylor
Gaffer: David Ross
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Runner: Matt Effinger
Worker: Mark Goines
Kids: Keagan Keller, Alek Rivera,
Kyle Ottilie, Lily Hacker
Single mom: Heather Ottilie
Tough guy: Dominick Cox
Toddler: Braylen McElwain
"Fennec" by Rob Douglas
"Believe" by Amann Hyatt
"Trash Theme" by Fabien Waltmann
All music licensed by Music X Film