American Wisper holds the real story of the unsolved killings of an upper-class African-American family. In 2016, three children and their mother were found shot dead in their big home in New Jersey, near New York.
They were discovered by their father and husband Josiah Wisper, a daring businessman who owned bars, restaurants, shops, and real estate in Harlem, New York. Wisper immediately became the prime suspect in this case, or what is commonly referred to as “a person of interest.” He was eventually expelled as a suspect by police and law enforcement, but never in the eyes of the inhabitants of Harlem Township: his family, friends, and people he had known for almost half his life. So whisper quickly embarks on a quest to find out who murdered his family: his personal (and original) video footage, diaries, and diaries take us to family, friends, police targets, newspapers, drug stores, gun stores, and street gang hangouts, all in the hope of solving this problem, the clues needed to compile shocking and tragic crime. His journey in front of the camera takes us on a roller coaster full of emotion that leads us to a terrible conclusion and to Josiah’s final discovery of what it takes to be a man.
Based on actual events and based on discreet police reports published at the time of the killings. Managed by Russ Emanuel and produced by Howard Nash. Screenplay by Howard Nash and Rodney Cavin. The producers of American Wisper need to know that they are trying to reopen the original case and believe that a film about the injustice suffered by the honest Josiah is the only way to achieve this. But clarifying “call to action” isn’t as easy as it sounds: According to author and producer Howard Nash, “I’ve noticed quite a bit of racism when it comes to small, independent films featuring African-American protagonists. They don’t even choose the smallest movie sites and platforms. So that’s why it’s even more important to get the word out so people can see things for themselves. “Wisper, a very tight thriller with no heroes or clear sacrifices. Thanks to tight directing work, a tense script, and good performances by all involved, it is a genre film you shouldn’t miss.” The film has won two international film festival awards.