Trumped Information

Trumped is a 2009 American thriller short film written and directed by Michael Whitton and starring James James, Matt Kawczynski, and David Whitton. The film follows the spree of a three-man costumed gang bent on scaring people for fun.

Plot Summary

The film is focused around a demented scare game that the desensitized players: Greg (James), Anthony (Kawczynski), and Tommy (Whitton) think is harmless and the random victims believe is real; but when an accident blurs the two, the players are forced to face a consequence that trumps all the rest.


(in order of appearance)

  • James James as Greg (Blue), a thrill-seeker
  • David Whitton as Tommy (Red), Greg's roommate
  • Matt Kawczynski as Anthony (Green), Greg's friend by default
  • Tamara Gschaider as Mia, young attack victim
  • Kathy Corrigan as Ima, old attack victim
  • Larry Whitton as Gentleman, Ima's husband
  • Jaime Whitton as Girl, a potential attack victim
  • Rodney Amieva as Dude, Girl's friend
  • Ray Chavez, Jr. as Mello, a hoodie gangster
  • Rene Arreola as Once, a hoodie gangster
  • David Fernandez as Keso, a hoodie gangster


Trumped was shot in Super 16mm on location in Los Angeles, California.


  • Winner BEST DRAMA at the 2010 Ivy Film Festival
  • Winner BEST SHORT at the 2010 FirstGlance Short Online Contest
  • Winner PREMIERE at the FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia TwentyTen (Shorts Too)
  • SEMI-FINALIST at the 2011 Action/Cut Short Film Competition
  • Shortlisted at 2010 Visionfest and the 2011 Independents' Film Festival.

See also

  • Aestheticisation of violence
  • Adrenaline junkie
  • Hooliganism

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