Between Hell and a Hard Place

Between Hell and a Hard Place (2014)

 

Synopsis

A harrowing horror homage to a yesteryear of fear, “Between Hell and a Hard Place” tells the tale of a pair of “Jacks” – two bad men who work for an even badder man, that pays them both obscene amounts of money to kill people. Wrapping up one last job together, the nameless hit men find themselves driving through the Valley of the Shadows – a dumping ground for every cutthroat kingpin and two-bit thug for a thousand miles. The valley was full of nothing but blood and bodies, of things best left unseen, unsaid and unforgiven… but that’s only if the dead things stay dead.

One “Jack” is filled with regret, caught in a crisis of conscience and haunted by more than just the ghosts of his killer career; while the other “Jack” appears to have no such conflict, or conscience. After all, it’s just business… nothing personal. But when they get to their designated dead drop spot they change, more than just clothes and cars. In fact, the closer they get to actually getting out of the Valley of the Shadows, the stranger and more sinister things get inside the car.

As their secrets grow deadlier with each passing mile, and “Jack” and “Jack” start to see things in the darkness, things in the shadows, things that couldn’t possibly be there, there’s only one question they haven’t asked themselves yet – can they get out in time before they’re stuck between Hell and a hard place?

 

 

 

Official Trailer

 

Awards

BEST SHORT FILM, 2014 MonsterCon Film Festival
BEST DRAMATIC SHORT FILM, 2014 Native American Indian Film & Video Festival of the Southeast
AUDIENCE/FAN FAVOURITE, 2014 Geek Gala Short Film Festival
BEST SHORT FILM, 2015 MystiCon Independent Film Festival
BEST BEST ACTOR – PATRICK G. KEENAN, 2015 Killuride Film Festival
BEST BEST SUSPENSE FILM; DYNAMIC DUO ACTING AWARD, 2015 Con Carolinas Short Film Festival
BEST POSTER, 2015 Austin Revolution Film Festival
BEST THRILLER (SHORT FILM), 2015 Cinema Constant

 

Credits

  CAST:
  CHARACTER:
  Patrick G. Keenan
  Jack
  Kely McClung
  Boss McClung
  Michael Ray Williams
  Jack

  CREW:
 
  Written & Directed by
  Jaysen Buterin
  Produced by
  Mad Ones Films, JK:: Films & V2 Pictures
  Director of Photography
  Jesse Knight
  Cinematographers
  Mikey Cordes, Jesse Knight, Brett Mullen & Chao Vang
  Editor
  Mikey Cordes
  Sound Director
  Matt McGee
  Boom Operator
  Chao Vang
  Original Score
  Ron Wasserman
  Make-up FX
  Matt Cloude & Bill Mulligan
  Lighting Director
  Chao Vang
  Transportation Captain
  Michael McBride
  Unit Photographer
  Tony Jones