WhiplashÂ is a 2014 AmericanÂ jazz musicÂ dramaÂ thrillerÂ film written and directed byÂ Damien Chazelle. The film starsÂ Miles TellerÂ as a young jazz drummer who attends one of the best music schools in the country under the tutelage of the schoolâs fearsome maestro of jazz (J. K. Simmons). It also starsMelissa Benoist,Â Austin Stowell,Â Jayson Blair, andÂ Kavita Patil.
The film premiered in-competition in theÂ US Dramatic CategoryÂ atÂ 2014 Sundance Film FestivalÂ on January 16, 2014, as the opening film of the festival.[Shortly after the film’s premiere screening,Â Sony Pictures WorldwideÂ acquired the international distribution rights.
Andrew Neyman is a promising young drummer who enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by Terence Fletcher, a perfectionist music conductor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential talent.