Thriller - Completed 2012

A tense, found footage thriller. Three soldiers get trapped in an
elevator when terrorists set off a dirty bomb… But when White escapes,
her world turns upside down as she realizes nothing is what it seems.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Thriller
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Director(s)
    • Matthew THOMPSON
    • Writer(s)
    • Scott BOLGER, Kent MURRAY, Matthew THOMPSON
    • Producer(s)
    • Christine ALDERSON
    • Synopsis
    • Three traumatised veterans – two men and a
      woman - freshly back from the middle east,
      enter an express elevator in a high-tech military
      building. Half way up, an explosion rocks the
      building, the elevator grinds to a halt. Their cell
      phones won’t connect, radio stations are down –
      something big has happened.
      A dirty bomb has hit Washington, radiation levels
      will be fatal in thirty minutes and the building
      is being evacuated. There is no-one to get them
      out, their only option is to open a hatch and
      climb onto the roof where there is a control
      panel that will send the car down to ground
      Tension is high in the elevator. One of the
      soldiers has history with the female soldier and
      confrontation is imminent. When they finally get
      onto the roof, the control panel is broken. They
      are stuck.
      We then reveal they are being watched from a
      control room. No bomb has gone off. Everything
      that has happened to them has been triggered
      by the two people watching them. They are
      stepping through a series of stressful ‘events’
      and monitoring their physical responses.
      This is a secret trial for a new drug developed to
      treat post traumatic stress disorder. As the trial
      continues, there is a black out in the elevator
      and the controllers hear screams and a violent
      struggle. One of the soldiers attacks the girl. The
      other intervenes to protect her. When the lights
      come back on the man who intervened is lying in
      a pool of blood, dead. Now the girl is alone with
      a murderer. She gets onto the roof where she is
      safe – for now.
      Panic in the control room. One of the controllers
      wants to abort but the other doesn’t. They
      consult their superiors. The General gets rid of
      the panicking controller and tells the one that
      remains that what has happened threatens the
      whole drug development and must be dealt with.
      He tells him he must add one more ‘event’ to
      the trial – Event 15. This event is to release the
      elevator brakes, killing the occupants. If he does
      this, the drug will go live, helping thousands of
      traumatised veterans.
      As the controller struggles with his dilemma, the
      girl attempts a dangerous escape by climbing
      the cable, the murderer close behind. By the
      time the controller releases the brakes, the
      female soldier has escaped while the murderer
      falls to his death. She finds out about the drug
      trial and we see her secretly downloading the
      footage from the elevator cameras. We finally
      realise everything we have seen was edited from
      the material on her hard drive.