Dekalb Elementary

Directed by Reed Van Dyk



20 min


United States






Inspired by an actual 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.
2018 Oscar® nominee in the Short Live-Action category.


Grand Jury Prize at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Oscar® nominated in the Short Live-Action category.

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A sustained master class in slow burn tension... - Filmmaker Magazine



  • Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival | International CompetitionGrand Jury Prize
  • South By Southwest (SXSW) | Narrative Shorts CompetitionSpecial Recognition in Acting
  • Regard – Saguenay International Film Festival • Special Jury Award
  • BAFTA Student Film Awards | Finalist for Live Action
  • Palm Springs International Shortfest • Panavision Best North American Short
  • Melbourne International Film Festival
  • Hamptons International Film Festival • HIFF Award for Best Narrative Short Film
  • Athens International Film Festival
  • Nashville Film Festival
  • Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival • Best Editing
  • Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival
  • Kyiv International Short Film Festival
  • Calgary International Film Festival
  • Annapolis Film Festival • Best Narrative Short
  • Student Emmy Award • Best Drama Nominee
  • Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival • Best Short Film


  • Academy Awards | Nominated in the Short Live-Action Category

Cast & Crew

  • Cast:Del Hunter-white, Bob Mitchell, Tarra Riggs, Champagne Powell, Shinelle Azoroh
  • Script:Reed Van Dyk
  • Cinematographer:Jon Peter
  • Editor:Reed Van Dyk
  • Producer:Reed Van Dyk, Cory Desrosiers, Christopher Leavins, Enrique Diaz, Morgan Peterson, Ricardo Ramirez

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