Thursday, May 19, 2022

Something in the Clouds

When a 14-year-old boy witnesses a kidnapping on his normally quiet, residential street, he's understandably shocked. Feeling a sense of panic over the situation unfolding, he gathers his thoughts. Something needs to be done, and fast, but should a kid his age really tackle an emergency or should he call for proper help? 

The problem is a lack of time. The car is getting away and there may be only one chance to save his trapped neighbor. Then the boy remembers his father's words about bravery and always doing the right thing. Springing into action, he races outside, hops on his bike and chases after the speeding car. It's a wild pursuit and his adrenaline is sky high. 

There is one more complication, too. The boy happens to be black, the girl is white, and they're on a collision course with the police. Nothing is going to stop him from saving her in this critical moment, even at risk of a misunderstanding with law enforcement. He has little time for such thoughts now. He's going to save the girl, period. 

Co-directors Josh Sikkema and Johnny Ray both grew up in Michigan before heading to Los Angeles, where their accomplishments include working with top recording artists such as the Rolling Stones and Snoop Dogg. Their story arcs have given them much to say and the talent to say it well. Something in the Clouds is a thought-provoking film that will stop you in your tracks. It asks everyone to take a few moments to reflect and weigh before making any life-or-death judgment. 

You can watch the trailer here: