original title: Antidote
2021, 87 min., color, English
Ashlynn Yennie, Louis Mandylor, Augie Duke, Yorgos Karamihos, Ravi Naidu, Scott Alin
Cinematographer : Lucas Pitassi
Producers : Peter Daskaloff, Alexi Stavrou, Ashlynn Yennie
IMMORTALITY COMES WITH PAIN
A young woman is held captive in an underground medical facility where selected individuals are perpetually mutilated and then healed using a secret Antidote. The clinical research is brutal — human endurance is put to the test and she must find a way to escape or continue to be used as a human Guinea pig.
“Our set was supposed to be this enormous facility with a maze of dark tunneling corridors lined up with countless rooms. The problem was that we could afford only a 5,000 sqft warehouse. So we built one long hallway, and kept re-dressing it as the actors moved around to create the reality of many different hallways in a large facility. Basically, what we learned on that set was that you don’t need a big budget to make things look big.” – Peter Daskaloff to Frankie Stein, Film Daily