If you're a fan of the Twilight Zone, thriller anthologies, and films produced right out of Arizona, then there's a good chance you'll be buying a ticket this spring to see Locker 13, a film from Mesa-based production company, Brothers' Ink.
Locker 13 is the written and produced product of John Waldron and twin brothers, Adam and Donovan Montierth, who founded Brothers' Ink Productions in 2004. "We were writing scripts and screenplays," says Donovan, "and the truth is, we just didn't like how they were turning out so we decided to do them ourselves."
Locker 13 is a series of stories within a story. When an ex-con named Skip takes a job as the night-shift custodian of a wild west theme park, his supervisor, Archie, takes him on a narrative journey through four life and death situations. Between tales of a golden gloves killer, a kidnapping assassin, a suicide club, and a secret society of fez-wearing businessmen, Skip's own near-fatal encounter comes full circle.
"This film is for anyone who love[s] thrillers like Twilight Zone," says Donovan. "It's a thriller with a twist at the end."
Although the majority of the film was shot in a custom-made wild west town in Fountain Hills, Locker 13 stars some recognizable Hollywood actors, including Jason Spisak (Piranha), Jon Gries (Napoleon Dynamite), Ricky Schroder (NYPD Blue, Silver Spoons, The Champ), Bart Johnson (High School Musical), and Jason Marsden (Boy Meets World).
Locker 13 will be released on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and VOD starting Friday, March 28, and will be available for purchase exclusively at Walmart on Tuesday, April 29.
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Screenings of the film are scheduled for Friday, March 28, at Harkins Scottsdale 101 and Harkins Superstition Springs (Dan Harkins himself makes a cameo in the film) as well as Friday, June 6, at Phoenix Comicon.
For more information, visit Locker 13 at brothers-ink.com.