An aspiring conservative politician attempts to run for office whilst avoiding dealing with gun violence and personal tragedy in the age of right-wing media.
Peter Shaver, a grieving conservative political candidate running for office in Oklahoma, is making his way to an interview where he is expected to respond publicly for the 1st time to personal tragedy & the recent events of gun violence in his hometown. Throughout the day gun violence trauma triggers flashbacks to the recent events that lead to this point in his life & his political campaign. Ultimately Peter's response to these events & his prepared public statement in the interview reveal his true character.
Shot on location in Oklahoma and Texas.
*All victims of violence in Triggers are named in honor of real life victims of similar violence. All acts of violence in Triggers are based on prominent real life cases of similar violence. The Rush Jones character's comments are based on real statements made by right-wing media personalities.
Directors: Tony Aaron II
Writers: Tony Aaron II
Producers: Tony Aaron II, Chris Carthern
Student project: No
Completion date: 2019-02-25
Shooting format: RED 6K
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Film color: Color
First-time filmmaker: No