Plea

USA | 2016 | 20 minutes | Joseph Oppenheimer

A public defender has minutes to save her 16-year-old client from a life sentence for murder.

Director Biography

Joseph is a British-born filmmaker, criminal defence lawyer and two-time AFI scholarship recipient. He has recently completed an MFA in directing. Themes of identity and justice recur in his work.

  • Director: Joseph Oppenheimer
  • Principal Cast: Kate Morgan Chadwick, Eduardo Franco, Paul Mckinney, James Eckhouse
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 20 minutes
  • Producer: Cade loven
  • Screenplay: Jarret Rosenblatt
  • Cinematographers: Joshua Zucker-Pluda
  • Editors: Brian Denny
  • Music: Jonathan Goldstein & Nick Smith
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Awards: Ashland Independent FIlm Festival (Audience Award - Best Narrative Short)
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: American Film Institute