Tom – a timid young thief – takes part in his first break-in, accompanied by the experienced and threatening Garrett. However, the theft will soon take a horribly wrong turn. As the two are spotted and hunted down by a security guard, Tom will be required to violently confront him by his older and tougher peer.
The short film explores the technical conventions of the action-thriller genre, while dealing with a small, self-contained, coming-of-age story.
The short film was shot entirely on location, using 500T Super 16mm film stock provided by Kodak. This – together with the low-lighting situation the film was shot in, over the course of two nights – makes for a grainy, gritty and visceral look that really matches the tone and subject of the story told.
The cinematography displays a preference for moving, hand-held shots, mitigated by the occasional usage of an Easyrig, that aim to underscore its characters’ sense of stress, fear and imminent danger.