DEAD ZONE (2014)

Short Film


Log-Line

An Ex-Con is forced by the Warden to play in the prison's blood games in which inmates must kill each other and the only way to victory is to not get hit.



Summary

The prisoner is offered the opportunity to get out by participating in the prisons blood games. The warden threatens him by mentioning his wife the prisoner has no choice by to join the games. Aviglio, a guard punches the prisoner in the face and knocks out his teeth. The warden makes it very clear that the other way for him to actually get out is to not get hit.



Synopsis

The prisoner is offered the opportunity to get out by participating in the prisons blood games. The warden threatens him by mentioning his wife the prisoner has no choice by to join the games. Aviglio, a guard punches the prisoner in the face and knocks out his teeth. The warden makes it very clear that the other way for him to actually get out is to not get hit. They leave him there without any way to fight back.

The prisoner gets a moment alone to clean up. He shaves his head, cleans his mouth and takes a shower. He then suits up for the games.

He gets thrown into the fields. He quickly notices that the guards are shooting the other prisoners. He follows the trails and hides in a tunnel. He takes out a picture of his beautiful wife and has a flashback of the good times. He regroups and exits the tunnel. He runs through the maze. He comes to corner and Aviglio appears. Aviglio puts down his weapon and closes his fists.

Prisoner closes his fist. Both run at each other. Avigilo picks up the Prisoner and throws him to the ground. As Avigilo gets up he PUNCHES the Prisoner in the face, twice.

The Prisoner blocks the third and punches him in the neck. He gets up and waits for Avigilo to get up. Prisoner elbows him in the stomach then uppercuts up with a right. He then swings a left to his face. Prisoner then throws a left and a right that Avigilo catches. Avigilo hits him in the face with his left hand. Prisoner falls back and Avigilo kicks him.

Avigilo throws blows. Prisoner blocks them. Prisoner then head butts him. Prisoner throws rights and lefts to Avigilo’s face. The Warden watches from the control room in anger. Avigilo blocks the fourth hit, pushes his hand then kicks him in the chest. Prisoner falls far back to the ground. Avigilo runs over to him, picks him up and slams him into a wall.

Prisoner blocks and swings a left. Avigilo snaps a right to his throat, swings and misses. Prisoner ducks then both lock arms. Prisoner throws lefts to Avigilo’s chest and then knees him. Prisoner grabs his head, throws it back, jumps up in the air and punches downwards onto Avigilo’s skull.

Avigilo falls backwards. Avigilo swings a hard right. Prisoner ducks and throws a hard right to his stomach and then a high left to his face. He pushes Avigilo back and punches with his right.

Avigilo wobbles. The Prisoner then kicks him down. He looks around and everyone lays on the ground. He holds his side and walks off as the sunsets.

The Prisoner is set free as promised. His Wife waits for him to exit the prison with excitement. They embrace. The sun shines.

"The Only Way Out is to Play by Your Rules"

Directed by

Clint Horvath

Writing Credits

Clint Horvath

Cast (in credits order)

Clint Horvath ... Prisoner
Omar Feliz ... Warden
Zachary Wuench ... Avigilo
Jaclyn Santos ... Wife
Ruben Dominguez ... Guard

Produced by

Alma Dominguez
Clint Horvath

Cinematography by

Sean Barther

Film Editing by

Clint Horvath

Music Department

Johnny Russo

Details

Genre: Short, Action, Drama
Release Date: 27 November 2014 (USA)
Also Known As: Espionage
Filming Locations: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Runtime: 10 min

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