In Action – Blast of light. Eyes adjust. A dank, concrete room with plyers and a hammer atop a dilapidated table. Two intelligent idiots, wearing only underwear and tied to chairs, with no clue how they got there. And they’re fervently debating whether Netflix produced Hostel 3…
Actually, let’s rewind and start with the idiots.
Synopsis: Sean and Eric, two aspiring screenwriters with a contentious friendship, are mistaken for terrorists when their email correspondence containing ideas and “research” for an action movie script leads the government to believe they’re plotting a real terrorist threat. They’re kidnapped by the NSA and uncover a shocking conspiracy; rogue agents want to use the screenplay’s plot for an actual attack and frame the two. Trapped and tortured in an underground lair, Sean and Eric must fight to escape, while coming to terms with their checkered past, to save their families and the fate of the free world.
The Official Trailer for In Action written, directed, and stars Eric Silvera and Sean Kenealy
Action movie tropes soon follow, but there’s a twist. The film only features two actors, was shot in two locations on a purposefully micro-budget, and uses a mix of live-action, animation, hand-drawn sketches, toys (yup…we said toys) for a comedic spin on the action genre. All told through a modern lens while acknowledging its fond nostalgia for the genre’s 80s & 90s-era roots.
IN ACTION was written, directed, and stars Eric Silvera and Sean Kenealy. The film has a running time of 79 minutes and will not be rated by the MPAA. Following the successful festival run, Gravitas Ventures will release IN ACTION on digital platforms including iTunes, Google Play, Fandango Now, and all major cable/satellite platforms on May 11.
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