Active Shooter is a 2018 American YouTube drama film written and directed by Jacob J. Tanenbaum, part of an indie film and music video production studio Action Potential Productions, which also uploads various other short films on YouTube. This is the only short film of theirs that managed to surpass 10 million views as of July 2021.


This film is primarily about raising awareness of the school shooting problem. When a school shooting erupts, a father suspects that his own son is the shooter.


  • Ron Kologie as Carl Ford
  • Meredith Lindsey as Reporter
  • Mikandrew as Andrew Ford
  • Kimiko Ann as Survivor #1
  • Lauren Bulloch as Survivor #2
  • Monti Washington as Police Dispatcher (Voice)
  • Karen Muller as Katie's Mother (Voice)

Production & release

Filming began in Los Angeles, California, in 2017, so it isn't a response to the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. It was then uploaded to YouTube on April 4, 2018.


It has won the “Social Awareness Award” in the Silver State Film Festival in 2018.