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To catch a murderer, you need more than the police.


90 min.




Wisper is the true story of the murder of an upper middle-class African American family in Northern N.J. In the summer of 2016, three children and their mother were found shot to death in their large suburban home in a close, but integrated neighborhood bordering on NYC. They were discovered by father and husband Josiah Wisper – a brash businessman who owned bars, restaurants, stores and real estate, in Harlem, New York.

Wisper immediately became the prime suspect in the case, or what is more commonly known as “A Person of Interest”. Wisper was eventually ruled out as a suspect by police and law enforcement officials, but never in the eyes of those in the Harlem community – his relatives, friends, and people he had known for nearly half his life. Josiah quickly embarks on a search to find out who massacred his family. His personal (and original) video recordings, journals and diaries take us to family, friends, police precincts, newspapers drug dens, gun stores and street-gang hangouts – all in the hope of piecing together the clues needed to solve this shocking and tragic crime.

Wisper’s “on-camera” journey takes us on a roller coaster ride of emotions leading to a horrifying conclusion – and Josiah’s final discovery of what it takes to be a man. Wisper is inspired by true events, and based on withheld police reports issued at the time. The film is directed by Russ Emanuel and produced by Howard Nash.


Director : Russ Emanuel
Writer/Producer : Howard Nash
Writer : Rod Cavin


Josiah Wisper : Christian Barber
Laura : Naaji Kenn
Alisa Wisper : Laquana Henny
Momma Wisper : Gayle Samuels
Curtis Wisper : Morris D. Small
Reverend Henning : Michael Emery
Detective Rothstein : Craig Batchker

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