2017 Projects and Works-in-Progress

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In a couple of hours in a high society high school, this psychological thriller unfolds, where a teenager’s vengeance turns into a rescue operation, and a squad with their finger on the trigger will have to judge who’s the victim and who the aggressor.

Synopsis

Bogota. Beginning of the 90s. In a private school where politicians, diplomats and professionals’ sons study, a gang that steals from other students is discovered. Nelson and Pepas, the leaders of the gang, quickly learn that Julio was the one who betrayed them and organize an exemplifying vengeance. They lay a trap and lock him up in a basement, together with Veronica, the bait, and Andy, a friend that accompanies him. The vendetta takes an unsuspected twist when a car bomb explodes in a nearby shopping mall. This situation and the period’s paranoia oblige the headmaster to evacuate the school as a preventive method. When authorities count the kids, they discover that 5 are missing (still locked up in the basement). This triggers the alarm that something worse could be happening, as Nelson is son of a congressman and Andy is son of a British diplomat. Quickly, the chief of the embassy security and a police officer conclude that the kids are hostages of a terrorist group and decide to put together a combined operation in between British security and local forces. In a couple of hours in a high society high school, this psychological thriller unfolds, where a teenager’s vengeance turns into a rescue operation, and a squad with their finger on the trigger will have to judge who’s the victim and who the aggressor.

Status: Development
Shooting Locations: Bogota