Paralytic

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USA | 2016 | 87 minutes | Joey Johnson

After being betrayed by a ruthless drug cartel, a high-end contract killer known as "The Ghost" plans to bring down their vast financial holdings, resulting in a mysterious puzzle that a small-town Washington sheriff must solve in order to stop untold horrors.

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Alice, a small-town Washington sheriff, responds to a disturbance call and drives from deep in the forest. Coming upon a remote cabin, she discovers high-tech surveillance equipment, a slew of weapons, a handwritten note . . . and a man's excoriated corpse. "My name is Carson Empman," the note reads. "I am being hunted by the Chutro drug cartel. If their assassins find me alive, they will bring something far worse than death. They will bring the serum. I have at most three days to take my revenge, then I will end my life on my terms. For what I have let happen to Clarissa, I deserve nothing less." As Alice attempts to decipher this increasingly cryptic puzzle in the present, the film flashes back to Carson, a high-end contract killer known as "The Ghost." Famous for leaving no traces and no bodies, he has served his employers well. But cartel boss Patrón has other plans, and Carson's lover and fellow cartel employee Clarissa is paralyzed, tortured, and killed. Now Carson must head to the woods, where he will set a vengeful plan into motion—bring down the cartel's vast financial holdings and make their crimes public. Lean, mean, and brainteasing, this locally shot crime thriller is a blast of energy straight to the spine.

Director Biography
Following his feature debut with the mystery-thriller Shadowed (2013), Seattle filmmaker Joey Johnson set out to showcase the beauty of Washington state while continuing to leverage the expansive local cast and crew talent.

Sponsored by Shoreline Community College, First Sight Productions, 4Culture, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, CityArts, Seattle Weekly, Women In Film/Seattle

  • Director: Joey Johnson
  • Principal Cast: David S. Hogan, Darlene Sellers, Angela DiMarco, D'Angelo Midili, Richard Carmen
  • Premiere Status: World Premiere
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 87 minutes
  • Producer: David S. Hogan, Angela DiMarco, Sue Hogan
  • Screenplay: Joey Johnson
  • Cinematographers: Domenic Barbero
  • Editors: Greg Brotherton
  • Music: Charles-Henri Avelange
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Shadowed (2013)
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP