The Subject follows Phil Waterhouse, a successful white documentary filmmaker as he deals with the fallout from his last film, which caught the murder of a Black teen on tape. While working on his newest documentary project for a major TV network, someone films Phil’s every more, threatening his idyllic life.
The Subject marks Lanie Zipoy’s feature film directorial debut. The film stars Jason Biggs (Orange Is The New Black, American Pie), Emmy nominee Aunjanue Ellis (If Beale Street Could Talk, The Clark Sisters), Anabelle Acosta (Ballers, Quantico), Carra Patterson (Straight Outta Compton, Broadway’s Jitney), Nile Bullock (Chicago Med, Orange Is The New Black) and Caleb Eberhardt (Black Christmas, Betty). The script is by Chisa Hutchinson.