When an architect jeopardizes the construction of a prison he’s designed, he must protect his daughter from the private prison corporation that hired him.
2020 San Francisco Independent Film Festival, Finalist
2020 Sundance Screenwriters Lab, Second Round
2019 Torino Film Lab Extended – Feature Film
2019 Sacramento International Film Festival
2018 New Orleans Film Festival Finalist
2018 Oaxaca FilmFest Global Script Challenge, Industry Partners Program Winner
2018 New Hampshire Film Festival, Semifinalist
In a prison-like city, Isaiah Foster, a black forty-year-old architect, is caught between two worlds: first, the profound relationship he shares with his young daughter Maya, and second, the guilt he feels for designing a prison. When Isaiah discovers two dead penal laborers on the prison construction site, he confronts the traumatic truth of his professional undertaking and jeopardizes the prison’s construction. He must fend off the private prison corporation that will stop at nothing to ensure his silence. He must defend his conscience. He must defend his daughter. Isaiah and Maya run for their lives. In this collision of worlds, in the tension between paternal love and prison architecture, an impressionistic character portrait unfurls across a thematics of vision sharpened by the contemporary realities of the prison-industrial complex.
Zev Fagin 2019