Thursday, July 17, 2014
Reenactment of brutal killing of cop looks like a video game–and that’s the point (VIDEO)
Guns.com — “Random Stop,” a point-of-view short film directed by UCLA graduate film student Benjamin Afrmann, is the reenactment of a shootout between a Georgia sheriff’s deputy and a violent individual, which ended with the deputy’s murder.
“The film was designed in response to the current POV/GoPro craze,” Afrmann told Motherboard. “Most POV shorts I’ve seen, like ‘Bad Motherfucker‘ (which I love), have been adolescent hero fantasies. The hero picks up a gun, kills a ton of people, and saves the day.”
In January 1998, a Laurens County Sheriff’s Department police car captured an altercation between Deputy Kyle Dinkheller and Andrew Howard Brannan. Their encounter quickly escalated from a routine traffic stop to Brannan’s execution-style murder of Dinkheller.
“When our team decided to make a POV short, we emphatically wanted to do something more grounded and real — something that showed the actual consequences of gunplay, the danger, and the very real potential for tragedy that it can represent,” Afrmann added.