- Rot 2019
James Carr, Sean O'Reilly, Dean Ginsburg, Samuel Bartlett (executive), Michael Amoroso (executive), Matthew Carr (executive) for cub films, Snorkel Studio, Symmetry Media
directed by Samuel Bartlett
starring Matt Doran, Lucy Fry, Lara Lightfoot, Daniel Kajtaz, Lianne Mackessy, Gary Boulter, Luke Cussen, Ishak Issa, Liz Harper, Jack Newell, John Gatliff, James Carr, Cathy Burnside
written, music and soundscapes by Samuel Bartlett
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While driving home, Jake (Matt Doran) recieves a phonecall from a
stranger who apparently has kidnapped his son Josh (Daniel Kajtaz), and to
keep his son from being killed, he has to fulfill certain tasks, the first
of which is to help a business associate (Ishak Issa) with some legal
troubles - which Jake only sees as an opportunity to make some money, for
which he's quickly punished when the mysterious caller kills his two
assistants (Lianne Mackessy, Gary Boulter). And as if this wasn't enough,
Jake also finds a tied up woman (Lucy Fry) in his trunk who's apparently
the key to it all - though he has no idea in what way. However, having
proven who's controlling the game, the mystery caller chases Jake to town,
forces him to exceed speed limits, to tie up a policewoman (Liz Harper),
to admit to his wife he has cheated on her, and even to commit murder,
while claiming all these tasks are to make him a better man - until
eventually, the mystery caller asks Jake to pay the ultimate price ...
very tense thriller that's very interestingly structured around its
self-imposed limitation of being entirely focused on Jake in (and around)
his car while getting plenty of suspense out of this while also making his
growing existential fears palpable, but also his often gross failings, as
a father, husband and human being, really. And it's thanks to a strong
performance by Matt Doran that this works quite as well, but also a
directorial effort that's as dynamic as the film's limitations allow while
giving its lead enough space to breathe, all helping to make this a really
fine genre piece.
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