[Video Interview] RJ Cyler, Donald Elise Watkins, & Sebastian Chacon for EMERGENCY
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What should have been a night of celebration quickly turns into a dire situation when three college students are forced to make a decision that could have unimaginable consequences, in Carey Williams’s latest film, EMERGENCY.

For the Prime Video release, Nightmarish Conjurings‘ Shannon McGrew spoke with actors RJ Cyler (“Sean”), Donald Elise Watkins (“Kunle”), and Sebastian Chacon (“Carlos”).

During their chat, they discussed everything from their excitement over getting the roles, how their real-life experiences parallel that of their characters, and what they hope people take away from the film.

Official Synopsis: Kunle (Donald Elise Watkins) and his best friend, Sean (RJ Cyler), 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 on their “legendary tour.” Kunle is down, yet mostly concerned with fishing 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, yet find that their roommate, Carlos (Sebastian Chacon), left the door open. As they enter with trepidation, Sean and Kunle discover a drunk, semi-conscious White female they don’t know on the floor and 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 about how it will look when the cops show up (two Black men, one Latino 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 (Maddie Nichols) – into Sean’s van, with the intention of taking her somewhere safe rather than calling the police. Meanwhile, Emma’s sister, Maddy (Sabrina Carpenter), has realized that Emma left the party they were at, and 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 is directed by Carey Williams (R#J) and written by K.D. Dávila. The film stars RJ Cyler, Donald Elise Watkins, Sebastian Chacon, Sabrina Carpenter, Maddie Nichols, Madison Thompson, and Diego Abraham.

EMERGENCY is now available to stream exclusively on Prime Video.

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