Father/son duo, Allan Whitehead (right) and Dustin Whitehead (left), star in “Bruiser.”
By PAM HARBAUGH
Melbourne attorney Allan Whitehead stars with his son, Dustin Whitehead, in the feature film “Bruiser.” It has its world premiere this weekend at the 22nd annual Sarasota VIRTUAL Film Festival.
The film, written by Joshua Russell and directed by Jon Mark Nail, also stars Callan White, Jeff Benninghofen, Mary Katherine O’Donnell and Orlando Lopez. It was shot in western North Carolina.
Dustin plays Jack Rose, a small-time criminal who works simple jobs that require brutal tactics in exchange for fast cash. Allan plays Frank, Jack’s father. The story follows Jack’s determination to help his father keep all he has left in the world — a small motel. Now caught up in a lucrative job smuggling a young girl, Jack questions where his loyalty lies and embarks on a terrifying roller-coaster ride through the seedy underbelly of the American dream.