A new film, ‘Whiplash’, tells the story of a brilliant but brutal music teacher and his prodigious young jazz drumming student.
A new film, ‘Whiplash’, reaches selected British cinema screens this month. It tells the story of a brilliant but brutal music teacher and his prodigious young jazz drumming student. It began life as a short film which then secured the investment to make a full movie.
The student Andy Neyman (played by Miles Teller - Divergent, 21 & Over) is determined to be the best at his music conservatory. His teacher Terence Fletcher (played by JK Simmons - Ultimate Spider-Man, The Re-write) pushes Neyman beyond his emotional and mental limits, preying on any shred of fear or lack of confidence and exploiting it to the fullest. The resulting tension in the film, written and directed by 28 year old Damien Chazelle, is one more akin to a high octane action movie. Highly sprung, enthralling and breathless viewing won ‘Whiplash’ two top awards at the Sundance Film Festival. Just like his character in the film Teller can play the drums, and spent three weeks intensively learning to play the jazz pieces in the film.
Showing as part of the BFI London Film Festival at:
- Odeon Leicester Square - Oct 15th 7:15 PM
- Odeon West End Screen 2 - Oct 16th 12:30 PM
- Hackney Picturehouse Screen 1 - Oct 18th 8:45 PM (Sold out!)
UK Cinema Release Date Friday 16th January 2015. Watch the official trailer: