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9 Across

Short Film (Full Length) – 1998

Parental Guidance

Leo Sullivan (Vincent Ball) is doing time in maximum security prison for his part in a bank robbery gone wrong. By night he plans escape. Cellmate Terry (Clint Sharplin) is an undercover cop hoping to crack Leo's code and claim a bigger prize; Leo's elusive partner in crime. Producer Matthew Metcalfe was committed to bringing Jesse Warn's first short to the screen: it took him years to pay back the loan he made to get it off the ground. Warn won an award for Best Contribution to a Short Film at the 1999 Nokia NZ Film Awards; the duo later made murder mystery Nemesis Game

I need out, mate. They're gonna kill me...
– Terry Fitzroy (Clint Sharplin) approaches his cellmate for help

Produced by

Eyeworks - Matthew Metcalfe