A QUIET STORM tells the story of Aurora Williams, a 17-year-old black girl living with her parents in the 9th Ward neighborhood of New Orleans. A talented young pianist, Aurora is on the verge of leaving for college to study music when she discovers her older cousin Tyrell is responsible for a heinous high-profile murder. Soon Aurora faces a dire conundrum: turning Tyrell in is obviously the proper thing to do, but societal conventions and family loyalties complicate the already tense situation. Nobody wants to be 'branded a snitch' in the tight-knit community of New Orleans. With a large reward at stake and the police closing in on Tyrell, Aurora must decide if she is willing to risk the safety of her family in order to do what is right.
This film won the award for Best Cinematography (Jake Springfield) at the New Orleans Film Festival.