Ray Jepsen (John Magaro) is a humble co-owner of a hardware store who still can’t believe he managed to marry local beauty queen Stacy-Lynn. When his private investigator friend, Skip (Steve Zahn), reveals to Ray that Stacy-Lynn is having an affair, Ray decides to kill himself. He secures a gun and goes to a seedy motel parking lot to do the deed, but before he can pull the trigger, he is mistaken by a stranger for a low-rent hitman (a sinister Dylan Baker) and given an envelope full of cash and an address.
Desperate to win back his self-respect and his wife, Ray decides to take the job — but soon wishes he had just killed himself.
Worldpremiere at TRIBECA Filmfestival
in New York, June 2023
"Atkinson instantly becomes a must-watch director"
"The best of hard-boiled crime fiction expertly balances atmosphere and characters to create something unique!"
by Alan French
"A great revelation"
"It doesn't just take the audience on a frequently surprising and gripping ride, it does so while never taking it's eyes off the themes it explores."
by Douglas Davidson
USA / FRA / AT, 2023
Feature Film - Thriller
Directed by: Shane Atkinson
Screenwriter: Shane Atkinson
Producers: Caddy Vanasirikul, Sébastien Aubert, Jérémie Guiraud, Elly Senger-Weiss
Production: Lotus Entertainment, The Exchange, Adastra Films, Ellly Films
With: John Magaro, Steve Zahn, Dylan Baker, Megan Stevenson, Matthew Del Negro, Brad Leland