See the Short Film That Would Become Whiplash


Long before Whiplash was nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, it was a short film made by writer-director Damien Chazelle. Well, more like a scene produced from a script he'd written starring J.K. Simmons and Johnny Simmons (who would be replaced by Miles Teller) to secure funding for a full-length production. So if you were wondering why Whiplash was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay instead of Best Original Screenplay, this short film is why.