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A Way Out

Synopsis: 

For aging gangster Vic, a ride with his upstart protege becomes a twisted game of cat and mouse when both killers discover the other has been keeping a deadly secret.

Runtime: 
13:45
English subtitle: 
Yes

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Information for the Audience: 

Directed by Jason Tostevin. For aging gangster Vic, a ride with his upstart protege becomes a twisted game of cat and mouse when both killers discover the other has been keeping a deadly secret. USA, dark drama short, 13 min.

Screenings / Awards: 

Official Selections

  1. Official Selection

2015 Days of the Dead Culture Shock

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2015 HorrorHound Film Festival

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2015 Austin Revolution Film Festival

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2015 Granite State Film Festival

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2015 Phoenix Comic Con Film Fest

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2015 Ohio Shorts Showcase

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2015 Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase

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2015 Depth of Field Film Festival Competition

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2015 Days of the Dead Indianapolis

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2015 Sunderland Shorts Film Festival

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2015 Action on Film Festival

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2015 International Indie Gathering Film Festival

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2015 Massachusetts Indie Film Festival

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2015 Film Festival of Columbus

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2015 South Dakota Film Festival

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2015 Ocktober Film Festival

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2015 International Film Festival - Milan

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2015 Cincinnati Film Festival

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2015 TrindieFest Film Festival

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2015 Motor City Nightmares Film Festival

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2015 Underground Film Festival – Germany

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2015 Cinestrange FilmFest

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2015 EyeCatcher Film Festival

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2015 Spooky Movie International Film Festival

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2015 San Jose International Short Film Festival

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2015 Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival

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2015 Scream in the Dark Film Festival

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2015 Santa Monica (SaMo) Indie Film Festival

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2015 Sunrise Film Festival

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2015 Hot Springs Horror Film Festival

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2015 Laughlin International Film Festival

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2015 Terror Film Festival

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2015 OFFline Film Festival

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2015 Orlando Film Festival

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2015 Helios Film Festival

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2015 FilmDayton Film Festival

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2015 Columbus International Film and Video Festival

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2015 Independents Day Moving Images

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2015 Salty Horror Film Festival

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2015 FLICKERS: Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Film Festival

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2015 Crystal Palace Intl Film Festival

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2016 Days of the Dead Chicago

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2016 Bare Bones Film Festival

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2016 Film Noir Festival

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2016 South Carolina Underground Film Festival

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2016 Zed Fest Film Festival

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2016 Macabre Faire Film Festival

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2016 Lancaster International Short Film Festival

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2016 Atlanta Horror Film Festival

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2016 SNOB Film Festival

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2016 Russian International Film Festival

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2016 MAC Film Festival

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2016 Pensacon Film Festival

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2016 Erie International Film Festival

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2016 Trail Dance Film Festival

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2016 Nevermore Film Festival

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2016 Indie Horror Film Festival

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2016 Legless Corpse Film Festival

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2016 Twister Alley Film Festival

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2016 Short. Sweet. Film Festival

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2016 Beeston Film Festival

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2016 The Brightside Tavern Shorts Fest

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2016 Panic Fest Short Film Showcase

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2016 Ferrara Film Festival

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2016 Phoenix Film Festival

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2016 International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival

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2016 Alhambra Theatre Film Festival

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2016 Cleveland Intl Film Festival

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2016 Cape Fear Independent Film Festival

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2016 Super Geek Film Festival

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2016 Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival

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2016 WorldFest International Film Festival

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2016 Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival

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2016 Sioux Empire Film Festival

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2016 Colony Film Festival

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2016 Toronto World International Film Festival

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2016 Singapore World International Film Festival

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2016 LA World International Film Festival

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2016 New York World International Film Festival

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2016 Pacific Coast International Film Festival

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2016 NOVA International Film Festival

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2016 Glass City Film Festival

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2016 Peekskill Film Festival

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2016 International Horror Hotel Film Festival

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2016 Rainier Independent Film Festival

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2016 MayDay Film Festival

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2016 Little Rock Picture Show

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2016 Gen Con Film Festival

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2016 Snake Alley Film Festival

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2016 Mexico Film Festival

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2016 Woods Hole Film Festival

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2016 MiddleCoast Film Festival

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2016 Lionshead Film Festival

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2016 San Antonio Film Festival

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2016 Scares That Care Film Festival

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2016 Go West Film Festival

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2016 Martialcon Film Festival

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2016 Summer Slam Film Festival

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2016 Indie Gathering Film Festival - Best of Horror Hotel

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2016 Skyline Indie Film Festival

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2016 Go Indie Film Festival

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2016 Covellite International Film Festival

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2016 ImaginariumFilm Festival

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2016 Kansas Intl Festival

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2016 YoFiFest Yonkers Film Festival

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2016 Creative Arts Film Festival

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2017 Deep in the Heart Film Festival

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2016 Red Dirt Film Festival

Nominations

  1. Best Short

HorrorHound Weekend Film Festival

  1. Best Drama Short

Ft. Worth Indie Film Showcase

  1. Best Tight Short (under 15 mins)

Depth of Field International Film Festival

  1. Best Actor – Short

2015 Austin Revolution Film Festival

  1. Best Poster

2015 Austin Revolution Film Festival

  1. Best Director

2015 Austin Revolution Film Festival

  1. Best Produced Screenplay – Short

2015 Austin Revolution Film Festival

  1. Best U.S. Thriller

2015 Austin Revolution Film Festival

  1. Best Cinematography

2015 Austin Revolution Film Festival

  1. Guest Award

2015 Austin Revolution Film Festival

  1. Best Supporting Actor - Short

2015 Milan International Filmmakers Festival

  1. Best Lead Actor - Short

2015 Milan International Filmmakers Festival

  1. Best Cinematography - Short

2015 Milan International Filmmakers Festival

  1. Best Story

2015 Milan International Filmmakers Festival

  1. Best Dialogue - Short

2015 Action on Film Festival

  1. Best Performance in an Acting Role - Male

2015 Action on Film Festival

  1. Best Regional Film

2015 Cincinnati Film Festival

  1. Best Actor

2015 Salty Horror Film Festival

  1. Best Drama Short

2015 Terror Film Festival

  1. Best Director

2015 Terror Film Festival

  1. Best Short Film Screenplay

2015 Terror Film Festival

  1. Best Actor

2015 Terror Film Festival

  1. Best Supporting Actor

2015 Terror Film Festival

  1. Best Dramatic Short

2015 Eyecatcher Intl Film Festival

  1. Best Actor in a Short (Adam)

2015 Eyecatcher Intl Film Festival

  1. Best Short Film Editing

2015 Eyecatcher Intl Film Festival

  1. Best Actor, Short - Robert Costanzo

2016 Brightside Tavern Shorts Film Festival

  1. Best Director, Drama - Jason Tostevin

2016 Brightside Tavern Shorts Film Festival

  1. Best Short

2016 Brightside Tavern Shorts Film Festival

  1. Best Thriller Short

2016 Bare Bones Intl Film Festival

  1. Best Actor - Short (Adam)

2016 Bare Bones Intl Film Festival

  1. Best Drama

2016 Cape Fear Independent Film Festival

  1. Best Lead Actor - Short

2016 NOVA Film Festival

  1. Best Action Film

2016 NOVA Film Festival

  1. Best Art and Design

2016 NOVA Film Festival

  1. Best Short - Medium

2016 Hang On To Your Shorts Film Festival

  1. Best Director - Medium Short

2016 Hang On To Your Shorts Film Festival

  1. Best Actor - Medium Short

2016 Hang On To Your Shorts Film Festival

  1. Best Poster

2016 Twister Alley Intl Film Festival

  1. Best Actor - Short (Adam)

2016 Twister Alley Intl Film Festival

  1. Best Actor - Short (Bobby)

2016 Twister Alley Intl Film Festival

  1. Best Dramatic Short

2016 Twister Alley Intl Film Festival

  1. Best Writing

2016 Indie Horror Film Festival

  1. Best Actor (Bobby)

2016 Alhambra Theatre Film Festival

  1. Best Director - Short

2016 Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival

  1. Best Actor - Short (Bobby)

2016 Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival

  1. Best Cinematography - Short

2016 Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival

  1. Best Lead Actor

2016 Horror Hotel Film Festival

  1. Best Ohio Director

2016 Horror Hotel Film Festival

  1. Best Ohio Cinematography

2016 Horror Hotel Film Festival

  1. Best Produced Screenplay

2016 Glass City Film Festival

  1. Best Short

2016 Glass City Film Festival

  1. Best Drama

2016 Snake Alley Festival of Film

  1. Best Drama

2016 MartialCon Film Festival

  1. Best Drama Short

2016 Deep in the Heart Film Festival

  1. Best U.S. Short

2016 Deep in the Heart Film Festival

  1. Best Actor in a Short (Bobby Costanzo)

2016 Deep in the Heart Film Festival

  1. Best Director,  Short

2016 Deep in the Heart Film Festival

  1. Best Short

2016 Deep in the Heart Film Festival

  1. Best Sound Design

2016 Creative Arts Film Festival

  1. Best Actor (Robert Costanzo)

2016 Creative Arts Film Festival

  1. Best Thriller Short Film

2016 Creative Arts Film Festival

  1. Best Screenplay

2016 Creative Arts Film Festival

  1. Best Director

2016 Creative Arts Film Festival

  1. Best Short Film

2016 Creative Arts Film Festival

  1. Best Lead Actor (Bobby)

2016 Red Dirt Film Festival

  1. Best Lead Actor (Adam)

2016 Red Dirt Film Festival

  1. Best Writing

2016 Red Dirt Film Festival

  1. Best Horror/Thriller

2016 Red Dirt Film Festival

Wins

  1. WINNER

Best Action Film

2015 Granite State Film Festival

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Finalist

2015 USA Film Festival

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Best Action/Suspense Film

2015 Phoenix ComicCon Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Best Crime Drama Short

2015 Indie Gathering Film Festival

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Best Drama Short

2015 Ft. Worth Indie Film Showcase

  1. WINNER

Best Lead Actor - Overall

2015 International Indie Gathering

  1. WINNER

Best Ohio Film

2015 International Indie Gathering

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Best Ohio Cinematographer

2015 International Indie Gathering

  1. WINNER

Jury Award for Excellence in Filmmaking

2015 South Dakota Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Best U.S Thriller

2015 Austin Revolution Film Festival

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Best Director

2015 Austin Revolution Film Festival

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Audience Choice

2015 Austin Revolution Film Festival

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Best of Fest (the "Guest Award")

2015 Austin Revolution Film Festival

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Silver Award

2015 Trindiefest Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Outstanding Excellence - Writing

2015 Depth of Field Film Festival

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Excellence - Directing

2015 Depth of Field Film Festival

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Excellence - Lead Actor

2015 Depth of Field Film Festival

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Excellence - Supporting Actor

2015 Depth of Field Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Best Cinematography - Third Place

2015 Helios Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Best Ohio Short

2015 FilmDayton Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Best Drama Short

2015 Atlanta Horror Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Outstanding Poster

2015 Zed Fest Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Outstanding Actor (Bobby)

2015 Zed Fest Film Festival

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Outstanding Producing

2015 Zed Fest Film Festival

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Audience Favorite

2015 Zed Fest Film Festival

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Best Dramatic Short

2015 Terror Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Best Actor (Bobby)

2015 Terror Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Best Actor in a Short (Adam)

2015 Eyecatcher Intl Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Best Editing in a Short

2015 Eyecatcher Intl Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Best Dramatic Short

2015 Eyecatcher Intl Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Platinum Award

2015 Spotlight Horror Film Awards

  1. WINNER

Best in class – short film

2015 Cinema Constant Film Awards

  1. WINNER

Best Actor (Bobby)

2016 Alhambra Theatre Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Second Runner-up, Audience Choice

2016 Pacific Coast International Short Film Festival

  1. WINNER

First runner-up, Best Suspense-Thriller Short

2016 International Horror Hotel Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Special Jury Prize - Best Suspense-Thriller Short

2016 WorldFest Houston

  1. WINNER

Platinum Remi - Directing, Short

2016 WorldFest Houston

  1. WINNER

Best Lead Actor - Short (Adam)

2016 Bare Bones International Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Emerging Filmmaker - Jason Tostevin

2016 Twister Alley International Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Best Movie Poster

2016 Twister Alley International Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Best Short Film

2016 Amsterdam Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Best Cinematography - Short

2016 Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Best Produced Screenplay

2016 Glass City Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Best Short

2016 Glass City Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Golden Palm - Narrative Short

2016 Mexico Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Best Drama

2016 Snake Alley Festival of Film

  1. WINNER

Best Crime Short

2016 Lionshead Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Best Ohio Short

2016 International Horror Hotel Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Best Ohio Cinematographer

2016 International Horror Hotel Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Best Ohio Director

2016 International Horror Hotel Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Best Action Short

2016 Go West Fest

  1. WINNER

Best Crime Film

2016 Go Indie Fest

  1. WINNER

Best Horror/Suspense Short

2016 Summer Slam Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Best Short Action Screenplay

2016 Summer Slam Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Best Short Action Film

2016 Cinema Los Angeles (World International)

  1. WINNER

Best Director - Honorable Mention

2016 Creative Arts Film Festival

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Best Actor (Robert Costanzo)

2016 Creative Arts Film Festival

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Best Thriller Short

2016 Creative Arts Film Festival

  1. WINNER

Best U.S. Short

2016 Deep in the Heart Film Festival

CONTEST WINS

  1. WINNER

Award of Merit – Special Mention: Film Short

2015 Accolade Global Film Competition

  1. WINNER

Award of Merit – Special Mention: Leading Actor

2015 Accolade Global Film Competition

  1. WINNER

Award of Merit – Special Mention: Dramatic Impact

2015 Accolade Global Film Competition

  1. WINNER

Award of Merit – Special Mention: Direction

2015 Accolade Global Film Competition

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Directed by: 
Jason Tostevin
Writing credits: 
Randall Greenland
Cast: 
Robert Costanzo Adam Hampton
Produced by: 
Jason Tostevin
Cinematography by: 
Mike McNeese
Film Editing by: 
Brant Jones
Production Management: 
Franklin Grace
Release Date: 
Friday, January 1, 2016
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