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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

95 min

Feature Film - Thriller 

Language: English

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

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