Director Michael Casker is known for his depictions of various subcultures throughout different American cities. In Be My Witness, a short for Nowness, he followed a vibrant group of LA youth. What resulted was a dreamlike short that gives the streets of Hollywood a neo-noir fairytale vibe.
“Four friends traveled to Los Angeles for 14 days to capture a movement. We sought out the most compelling people to tell us their stories or perform in ours.
The film is like flipping the channels between a documentary and a hallucination. It shows how unified people truly are in today's volatile cultural climate and is an introduction to the people who fearlessly represent themselves to the world.”