Greg and Jenny are putting their life back together since losing their daughter a year ago. Settling into a seemingly idyllic home in the country, the couple invite their closest friends, Mark, Toby and Layla, for an intimate housewarming gathering.
The friends enjoy dinner and and indulge in more than a few drinks until weird activity and unexplained eerie noises, darken the party atmosphere. Outside a band of thick fog surrounding the house seems harmless enough until events inside force some of the friends to attempt to leave in panic. They soon discover that this is no ordinary fog, and tonight is no ordinary night. They are trapped, with any attempt to breakout through the fog taking them back inside of the house. Worse still, Mark’s attempt to escape sees him wounded by an axe wielding figure.. With no escape, increasingly dangerous levels of activity and no idea why it’s happening, our group descend into a state of fear and paranoia. However, there is something even more bizarre happening, something impossible...
Upstairs, Toby is stabbed by someone in the shadows and as they struggle to save his life Greg goes to search for the attacker armed with a knife and stabs a shadowy intruder in a bedroom; an intruder who turns out to be Toby in the past. ‘Paradoxically, Toby’s death was at Greg’s hands!
Can the house be haunted, not by ghosts from the past, but by the actions our group of friends choose in the near-future as an increasingly extreme environment leads them to turn against each other?
The premonitions and time-slips become more frequent, disturbing and visceral. Secrets and grievances come to the fore, tearing friendships apart; the death of Jenny’s baby daughter, Greg and Layla’s affair, Mark’s grief at the loss of his brother. Time “warps and bends” within the fog and paranoia and suspicion grow as the characters turn against each other in a frantic battle to escape. Not only must they contend with each other as their identity and sense of time slips away, but also the ‘ghosts’ dwelling within the fog and the mysterious and sinister Mr. Smith who emerges as an ever present threat. Mr. Smith believes that the group are responsible for the loss of his family and manipulates them in order to secure his own escape; even if it means their deaths!
With fear and mind games, Mr. Smith turns Mark against Greg as the death of Toby conjures vengeance into Mark’s mind. Amongst the chaos we learn that Mr. Smith’s family are from another time and even Mr. Smith can’t control the events as they unfold in increasingly erratic fashion.
In a tense finale, Jenny is trapped by Mr. Smith and fights him to the the death.... As the light of dawn breaks through the fog she finally escapes.
Frank is a debt collector and his son Jerry is the muscle. While Jerry has the strength of a prize fighter he also has the mind of a child. Together they pursue a shared drean of a championship glory and going straight. When Frank accepts one last debt collection job he and Jerry end up at the centre of a siege in a countryside residence where they take a woman and her young daughter hostage awaiting the return of her husband.
SKYLAR CAMPBELL (40s) is a troubled single mother struggling to raise her disabled 8-year-old daughter HAILEY. Skylar was the driver in a horrible car accident four years ago which killed her husband and left her daughter severely handicapped and Skylar's been carrying the guilt of that night ever since. Years ago she and her husband used to compose music for film scores but these days Skylar works as an underpaid freelance Foley artist for amateur low budget movies.
Everything changes when a wealthy stranger ARTHUR WING (70s) enters her basement studio one day with an odd request. He's brought with him a very rare silent film, in fact it's the only one in existence, and he wants Skylar to restore all the sounds to it. Skylar watches the film and it appears to be some kind of disturbing religious ceremony that was documented a long time ago. Due to the strange nature of the film Skylar is hesitant to take on the job but when Arthur offers her a large sum of money she reluctantly changes her mind.
The same night Skylar begins to restore the audio back into the film some very strange occurrences take place in her house which cause her to abruptly stop working on it. When she tries to return the film to Arthur he refuses to take it back and insists that she finish what she started. Skylar gets rid of the film thinking the whole ordeal is behind her but soon learns that this is not the case at all. Soon after it becomes clear that the people in the film were in fact taking part in a dark ritual that Skylar inadvertently performed herself by adding some of the sounds back into it. Now she's starting to see and hear things that she shouldn't and it's becoming increasingly clear that something sinister has latched on to her and her daughter and it won't stop until she finishes the film.
Ibogaine: The Wonder Drug?
Addiction has ravaged the world for decades, causing millions of deaths worldwide every year. Sufferers and their families have been living on the fringes of society, but there could be hope for them.
Ibogaine. It’s an all natural, non-addictive plant found in the deepest forest of Gabon, West Africa, where for eons it has been used to commune with gods and ancestors alike. Quietly, ibogaine holds the potential to change the world.
In 1962, Howard Lotsof, a 19-year-old heroin addict from the Bronx, inadvertently discovered ibogaine. He miraculously no longer had the urge to use and no withdrawal symptoms. Decades later, veterans, celebrities, substance users, and psychiatrists and universities alike are considering ibogaine to be a breakthrough in the fight against addiction. Right now, there’s a race to see who can harness the power of this ancient plant to save countless lives lost to active addiction around the world.
We have gained exclusive access to the most important pioneers in ibogaine research, including the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), Dr. Thomas Brown of the University of California at San Diego, who has completed one of the most complete observational studies to date, leading cardiologist expert on the effects of ibogaine, Dr. Jeffrey Kamlet, and Stanford neurologist and psychiatrist Dr. Nolan Williams and his brain stimulation lab, who will allow us to watch the only ibogaine trial in the world unfold before us.
Our 90-minute film will change the way we view addicts and those suffering with severe trauma. We will follow the aftermath of the War on Drugs, delve into the opioid fields of Afghanistan, and follow the evolutionary research and treatment being conducted in places like Mexico.
A change is coming. Will you be part of it?
Nelufar Hedayat is an award-winning British-Afghan journalist and television host who has seen firsthand the devastating effects of the opioid crisis on her homeland, Afghanistan, which has become the producer of 90% of the world’s opium.
She has seen her own family battle active addiction and the sheer desperation for an answer. We will follow her as she investigates just how profound the consequences of drug addiction are, whether it be street or prescription drugs.
Having fled war-torn Afghanistan as a child herself, Nelufar’s work has often focused on cultural upheaval experienced by women, children and families in conflict ridden societies. Nelufar previously worked for the BBC and Fusion where she presented, co-produced, and wrote documentaries for television, including Shot for Going to School, where she secured Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala’s first television interview, the documentary series Food Exposed with Nelufar Hedayat and The Traffickers, an 8 episode documentary series now available on Amazon Prime and distributed worldwide by Fremantle.