White Face Short Film

The 2001 Best Picture Audience Award winner at the Slamdance film festival.

Brian McDonald’s award-winning short mockumentary, has run on both HBO and Cinemax and is about the problems Clowns might face if they were an actual race of people. Billed as “a serious comedy about racism” it, unfortunately, continues to remain relevant years after its initial release. 

Writer/Director: Brian McDonald
Director of Photography/Editor: Kris Kristensen
Digital Photo Composites: Marcus Donner


[“White Face” is an] allegory of modern day racism. In filmmaker Brian McDonald’s world, clowns are a race all their own, and discriminated against simply because of their facade. The American Dream just isn’t for everyone it seems.

Morgan Miller, Film Threat