R | | Drama, Music
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
To receive funding, writer/director Damien Chazelle filmed a large chunk of the screenplay and submitted it into festivals as a short. J.K. Simmons was cast as the same character whereas Andrew is played by Johnny Simmons. (No relation).
Listen, the key is to just relax. Don't worry about the numbers. Don't worry about what the other guys are thinking. You're here for a reason. You believe that, right?
When Andrew is sitting with his father at the cinema as the lights dim, he is initially faced down looking at the ground, but in the next shot he is faced up looking at the screen, although there is no time gap suggested, as his father's conversation continues unbroken between the shots.
$135,388 (USA) (10 October 2014)
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