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Run Hide Fight

Out of Competition
Kyle Rankin
Dallas Sonnier, Amanda Presmyk
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Main Cast:
Thomas Jane, Radha Mitchell, Isabel May
Kyle Rankin
Darin Moran
Matthew Lorentz
Production Designer:
Adam Dietrich
Costume Designer:
Charlotte Golden
Mondo Boys
Shawn Duffy


Zoe Hull, 17, has some unresolved issues. She’s not coping well with the recent death of her mother, sometimes chatting with her mom as if she’s still there. She resents her ex-military father for his seeming lack of emotion, but wears his army jacket every day like armour. Her best friend Lewis just asked her to prom, wanting their relationship to become something more than she can handle. All Zoe wants is to get through the last few weeks of her senior year and leave – off to college and a fresh start. Instead, her high school is attacked by four nihilistic, gun-toting students, who plan to make their siege the worst school shooting in history. The killers quickly gain control and round up survivors at gunpoint – turning an active shooting into a hostage situation and keeping police at bay. The ringleader, Tristan, captures the events via internet livestream, gaining the worldwide fame he craves. Using the skills her dad taught her, Zoe manages to escape, but risks her life to go back inside. With no plan and running on instinct, she saves who she can, until realising she may be uniquely prepared not just to help others run and hide, but to face down the shooters and fight.


Writing Run Hide Fight was how I dealt with my own fear and helplessness regarding mass shootings. My intent was never to exploit anyone’s pain, but to potentially kickstart respectful conversations about guns in America. By design, the final film is neither pro- nor anti-gun, so that it might encourage more dialogue than division, especially between friends who fall on opposite sides of this complex issue. I hope as audiences experience the film, they’ll consider what choices they’d make and who they’d want to be if they found themselves in Zoe’s position. Ultimately, the film is meant to ring emotionally true, and leave moviegoers with a memory that almost feels like their own.


PRODUCTION: Dallas Sonnier, Amanda Presmyk
4100 Swiss Ave.
75204 – Dallas, United States of America
Tel. +1 2134005246

WORLD SALES: Jonathan Deckter - Voltage Pictures
116 N Robertson Blvd. Ste 200
90048 – Los Angeles, CA, United States of America
Tel. +1 323-606-7630

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