From the award-winning writer & director, Colin K. Gray, produced by The Sibs and executive produced by Lucy Liu, UNZIPPED: An Autopsy of American Inequality is a searing exposé of the growing affordable housing crisis in America.
This intimate feature documentary focuses on one of the country's most iconic and income divided zip codes, Venice CA 90291. Once a mecca for artists, outsiders and a thriving black community, Venice is now the frontline for America's heated battles over gentrification, lack of affordable housing, and homelessness.
With moving, personal profiles of several artist families who struggle to remain in their neighborhood, to bitterly contested community fights over a proposed homeless shelter, UNZIPPED explodes stereotypes and humanizes the lived experiences of people caught in the crossfire of America's growing housing divide.
UNZIPPED’s award-winning, diverse and BIPOC representative filmmaking team (Everything Everywhere All At Once, Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road, The Square, Black Boys, Being Canadian, Freedom’s Fury) is led by writer, director & producer, Colin K. Gray; producers Megan Raney Aarons, C.J. Gronner, and Jamila C. Fairley; executive producers Tim Headington, Theresa Steele Page, Elliot Kotek, Amaechi Uzoigwe, Lorien Gabel and Lucy Liu; DP Tyler Heckerman; editors Davide Fiore and Mohamed El Manasterly; and an all-women graphic design team And/Or Studios. The score is composed by Leo Z and features tracks by renowned rap duo, Run The Jewels, along with DAP The Contract.
The film is produced by GRAiNEY PICTURES in association with Ley Line Entertainment, Still Moving Pictures & The Nation of Artists.