First film - Completed 2018

Struggling with his new life in New Orleans, CLIVE (25 years old) follows TREVOR, a former professor to his country home on the bayou in Cut Off, Louisiana to gain a new perspective. While TREVOR tries to help CLIVE deal with his demons, CLIVE is sucked into a mission to kill.

& Awards

New Orleans Film Festival 2017
Official Selection - Feature Film
Hayti Film Festival 2018
Official Selection - Closing Film
Louisiana International Film Festival 2018
Official Selection
New York City Independent Film Festival 2018
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • First film, Action/Adventure, Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, Other
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 91 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jowan CARBIN
    • Writer(s)
    • Jowan CARBIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • Los Angeles native CLIVE STONE (25) feels like an outsider in his wife’s hometown of New Orleans. Clive works a telemarketing job he loathes. The pressure of his wife becoming pregnant, sends Clive in a tailspin. She ultimately loses the baby, leaving Clive grief stricken and drinking heavily.

      One day at a gas station Clive bumps into a former professor, the magnetic TREVOR DE BLANC (50s). Although Trevor rants about the gas station owners, Clive dismisses it eager to rekindle their friendship. Clive asks Trevor to come over to his home that is in complete disarray. Seeing the depth of Clive’s despair, Trevor invites Clive to his cabin in the bayou in Cut Off, Louisiana.

      After arriving to the cabin Clive continues to drink heavily. The next morning, a dazed Clive recalls the horrific dream he had about his wife. Or was it a dream? Trevor discovers Clive’s schizophrenia medication, and is able to explain away Clive's dream as being a result of mixing alcohol and medication. Trevor explains to Clive that his dreams about his wife are metaphors for his suppressed feelings about her infidelity. Soon, a few unexpected house guests arrive. Clive gives up alcohol to clear his mind and with the help of Trevor is able to not only face his wife's infidelity, but other truths about his marriage that he has been suppressing.

      Life in the bayou with is new found family feels idyllic, until Clive is sucked into a mission to kill which culminates in an explosive showdown where he is freed of his demons. Or is he?