Emergency is an award-winning (winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, U.S dramatic) satirical horror coming to Prime Video on May 27. It’s about a group of young, BIPOC College students, who are about to have the strangest night of their lives.
Emergency is a film that you soon won’t forget. Carey Williams directs and Academy Award nominee KD Davila writes the film. And it stars RJ Cyler, Donald Elise Watkins, Sebastian Chacon, Sabrina Carpenter, Maddie Nichols, Madison Thompson and Diego Abraham.
Kunle and his best friend, Sean, are both seniors in college about to embark on an epic night of Spring Break parties. Sean has the whole night planned out, including every party they will hit on their “legendary tour”. Kunle is down but mostly concerned with finishing up his mold experiment in his lab, as his acceptance to Princeton is hinging on the results.
They return to their apartment to pre-game, but find that their roommate, Carlos, left the door open. As they enter with trepidation, Sean and Kunle discover a drunk, semi-conscious white girl they don’t know on the floor. They also discover an oblivious Carlos, who didn’t hear her come in over the videogame blaring in his ears. Kunle wants to call the cops. But Sean vehemently opposes the idea concerned how it will look when the cops show up. The cops will walk into a room with two Black men, one Latinx man, and a passed out white woman.
Together, Carlos, Sean and Kunle load the girl (who they nickname Goldilocks, but whose real name is Emma) into Sean’s van. They intend to take her somewhere safe rather than calling the police. Meanwhile, Emma’s sister, Maddy, has realized that Emma left the party they were at. And she begins to search for her in a drunk panic using Emma’s phone’s location.
What ensues is a chaotic, hilarious, and tension-filled chase all over town as our trio grapples with their differences while attempting to bring Emma to safety.
Emergency will leave audiences talking and mostly thinking about what would they do if caught in this precarious position.
Our Bonnie Laufer spoke with three of the film’s stars, RJ Cyler, Donald Elise Watkins, Sebastian Chacon, director Carey Williams and writer K.D. Davilla and asked them exactly that, what would they do?
- Rated: R
- Genre: Comedy, Drama
- Release Date: 5/27/2022
- Directed by: Carey Williams
- Starring: Diego Abraham, Donald Elise Watkins, Maddie Nichols, Madison Thompson, RJ Cyler, Sabrina Carpenter, Sebastian Chacon
- Produced by: Isaac Klausner, Joanna Denton, John Fischer, Kim Coleman, Marty Bowen, Paul O. Davis
- Written by: KD Davilla
- Studio: Amazon Studios, Temple Hill Entertainment