In the idyllic upscale neighborhood of Verterra Hill, a privatized community full of manicured lawns and sprawling colonials, four strangers make a choice that sets in motion a series of events that will change their lives, the lives of some not-so-innocent homeowners and a troubled police force forever. On a road full of twists and turns each group will be forced to make a decision that will send them all careening headlong into a deadly confrontation. In a place where nothing is what it seems and no one is who they appear to be, only one thing is certain: all choices come with a price.
Junction is an edge-of-your-seat genre thriller full of twists and turns that follows four strung-out meth-addicts who discover a dark secret about a homeowner during a burglary, pitting them not only against the police, but against each other. As they spiral out of control toward the explosive climax, the lines blur between right and wrong until the final unexpected twist is revealed.
Junction is a co-production of Choice Films Inc., Pate Productions Ltd and Movie Ranch Entertainment. Principal photography took place in November and December 2010 in Fort Lee, NJ. Junction marks the feature film debut of award-winning writer/director Tony Glazer, managing partner of Choice Films.
“I’ve wanted to make a film about this subject matter for quite a while now,” says writer/director Tony Glazer. “And while it is dark stuff, at its heart, this film is a genre edge-of-your-seat thriller with the kinds of twists, turns and surprises that will keep you guessing until the very end. Whether you can relate to the subject matter or not you will be sweating it out with these characters until the very last scene is revealed.”
“When I read Tony’s screenplay, it was like being hit by a freight train,” says producer Roy McDonald of Movie Ranch Entertainment (Far as the Eye Can See, Special Delivery). “I was totally caught up in the raw essence of what it means to be both strung out and desperate, and the layered characters Glazer created took me on an incredible ride!”
“Glazer’s screenplay grabs you and flings you into the despair and torment of each character, while sharing their humanity as they negotiate the choices made and those that are coming their way” says producer Pat Patterson of Pâté Productions . “The ride is anything but predictable.”
Director of Photography Adrian Correia was instrumental in securing the latest equipment in Hi-Def acquisition with cameras and crews familiar with HD film production. “I knew the material was timely but it’s the dark twist that really amps it up a notch. That kind of fearlessness in a writer is unique and it immediately sparked my interest. When I sat down with Tony (Glazer) it was apparent from the get-go that we were on the same page about the kind of visual treatment needed to sustain the amped-up feeling called for by the script.”
Junction marks Glazer’s debut as a feature-film director. Most recently, he directed Better Living, a stage-play produced by T. Schreiber Studios in NYC, which was nominated for 3 NYIT (New York Innovative Theater) Awards for excellence. He also directed his short play, Doll Play, in last year’s Samuel French Short Play Competition. Glazer is an award-winning author of the stage-plays Safe, Stain (both published by Samuel French) In the Daylight; and The Substance of Bliss (winner of the 2009 L. Arnold Weissberger Award). His newest play, American Stare, is in the final stages of development and the World Premiere of his play Reading Under the Influence is currently happening at the DR2 Theatre in NYC’s Union Square. His plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, the UK and Canada. His short stories have won honors and were recently published by Writer’s Digest.
“Junction is a performance-driven piece and Tony’s stage experience makes it the perfect project for his feature debut,” adds Associate Producer and Casting Director Pat McCorkle . “For an actor, it is a dream project: It’s very demanding physically and emotionally — very intense.”
Junction is meant to be a thought-provoking adrenaline rush where part of the entertainment comes hours after you’ve been able to catch your breath and ask yourself, your friend or your date, “what just happened?” ‘