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indieWIRE’s Project of the Day: Growing Up with a Coke-Smuggling Dad

indieWIRE's Project of the Day: Growing Up with a Coke-Smuggling Dad

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“Down and Dangerous”

Tweetable Logline:

A smuggler bleeds like anyone else. He just gets more chances to prove it.

Elevator Pitch:

An inventive and resourceful smuggler defends himself against violent rival traffickers, a monstrous and vengeful killer, and the DEA agents who want to lock him up – all while falling for a stunningly beautiful woman for whom he would risk it all.

Production Team:

Director/Writer: Zak Forsman
Production Company: The Sabi Company
Producers: Kevin K. Shah & Zak Forsman
Music: Deklun
Editor: Jamie Cobb
Cast: John T. Woods, Paulie Rojas, Ross Marquand

About the Film:

“My dad had a career in the cocaine trade as an independent smuggler. He pulled off a dozen smuggles that were so ingenious that the person carrying the load always had an out. He was uniquely principled for this line of work, always putting people first. His adventures and life lessons serve as the creative spark behind this new movie. I want to take this deep inspiration and grow as a storyteller, making a movie with intense authenticity that is fun, entertaining, full of action, drama, romance and wit – a motion picture that would make my father proud.” — Zak Forsman

Current Status:


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Kickstarter Page
Film Website

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