ALL SEE NONE
Preliminary Line-item Budget — $2.2M
Proposed Shooting Format — 4-perf 35 mm ||| Genre — Neo-noir Psychological Thriller
Traumatized by the discovery of two dead inmates, an architect tries to sabotage the construction of a prison he’s designed. When the prison corporation that hired him finds out, he and his young daughter must run for their lives.
* 2018 New Orleans Film Festival Screenplay Competition, Finalist
* 2018 Oaxaca FilmFest Global Script Challenge, Industry Partners Program Winner
* 2018 New Hampshire Film Festival Screenplay Competition, Semifinalist
* 2018 Cinestory Feature Retreat, Quarterfinalist
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As Halloween approaches in an anonymous city, Black American architect Isaiah Foster is caught between two worlds: one constituted by his profound relationship with his young daughter Maya and the other by the guilt he feels for designing a prison.
When Isaiah’s guilty conscience manifests somatically as a severe ocular irritation, a suspenseful chain of events is unleashed and Isaiah is forced to confront the traumatic truth of what he’s done by designing a prison. He jeopardizes its construction and must fend off the private prison corporation that hired him — in defense of his conscience, in defense of his daughter. In this collision of worlds, in the tension between paternal love and prison architecture, an impressionistic character portrait unfurls, a portrait structured by mythologized themes of vision, truth, and violence amidst the contemporary realities of mass incarceration.
By Zev Fagin