Watch the Short Film That Would Become 'Whiplash'

Whiplash J.K. Simmons - H 2014
Courtesy of New York Film Festival

Whiplash J.K. Simmons - H 2014

The short film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Before it was a best picture nominee, Damien Chazelle's Whiplash started as a short film.

Chazelle wrote and directed the short that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013, where it won the short film jury award. 

In the 18-minute movie, J.K. Simmons plays the same relentless jazz instructor that won him an Oscar, while Johnny Simmons (Perks of Being a Wallflower) plays the drummer who is the object of his aggression. Johnny Simmons would later be replaced by actor Miles Teller.  

With the Blu-ray of Whiplash released last week, the short has now become available. 

Watch the short film, also titled Whiplash, below. (Spoiler: Simmons still hates rushing and dragging.)