Diana Santiago is a successful African American event producer living in Los Angeles. Disappointing her mother, she marries Alejandro, a Latino police officer. Very much in love, they find themselves on the verge of adopting a son. Their world unravels when Alejandro finds himself amid a fatal shooting.
BOND MOTION PICTURES' mission in tackling one of the most controversial aspects of American history, that being racism and the fractured, volatile relationship between law enforcement and the African American community was inspired by the overwhelming number of police shootings and acquittals of unarmed black people in high-profile cases over the past several years since Trayvon Martin’s death.
Our story is unique, in that it moves away from the dominant voice of media scrutiny and public outcry circulating these events, to experience the intimate relationships of a police family prior to being thrown into the storm of a "critical incident” and further explore how that family has to navigate the upheaval of their daily life when the officer's identity has been compromised and the home is no longer safe.
To broaden the scope of understanding the impact police shootings have in American society, we shift the optics to the oft-veiled perspective of a police wife.
Upon acquiring the rights to the story, BOND MOTION PICTURES spent months consulting with police family advocates, the LAPD WIVES ASSOCIATION, and various other sources to create an authentic, multi-layered world that explores race, the politics of public opinion, and the conflict between the loyalty to the code of one’s identity , and the loyalty to one’s family within the world of our film.
With all of the research and development gathered to elevate our story, THE PLURAL OF BLOOD reflects the plurality of loss on both sides of the THIN BLUE LINE.
"The lead actress is well cast and gives a compelling performance. The shots and lighting design are beautiful."
"This project is fantastic! It's professionally executed - it's really well directed, it looks beautiful, the acting is great, the music is excellent, and the story is solid. It's wonderful when you see a story that needs to be told, told in such a simple, yet powerful way. The lead actress is strong, relatable and carries the film from start to finish."
"The film brings audiences closer to a very timely topic. Performances were terrific. Below-the-line was top notch. It's a sharp looking piece that made the most of its resources."
"These are conversations that need to happen. Well done."
Diversity in Cannes
"Yet another "Cop kills young black" film. But this one adds many other aspects to give a more-
complete thought experiment. Beautiful, clean shots. Effective music. Flawless acting".
"This film had me speechless. These stories are usually told from the outsiders perspectives such as the protestors. Lately, we haven't seen what it's like for the families on either side of this traumatic event.....The filmmaker did an excellent job at using the visuals to dive into Diana's mind and emotions toward the whole event... I would be happy to recommend this for DC Shorts."