Elizabeth Lucas Reels in the Red Hook
Word came down the wire today that filmmaker Elizabeth Lucas (director of the award-winning short "Isabella Rico") has decided to jump into our genre with a feature film called Red Hook.
Red Hook (official site) kicks things off as follows: "Ten years after witnessing her older sister's brutal murder, Jenny Traylor (Christina Brucato) leaves her hometown in North Carolina to start her freshman year at the University of New York City. Still traumatized by her sister's death and struggling with crippling agoraphobia, Jenny tries to cope with the overwhelming city and figure out her new life, all while under the secret watch of Lt. Fox (Terrence Mann) — the police officer who shot her sister's assailant.
When Tim (Bryan Fenkart), Jenny's over-enthusiastic Resident Advisor, organizes a Welcome Week scavenger hunt, Jenny is reluctantly persuaded to join the game, along with her theatrical roommate, AnGELa (Hollis Scarborough), the sultry Deena (Frankie Shaw), and sweetheart Gavin (Tate Ellington), who is dealing with his own troubled past. But as Jenny and her new friends decipher the cryptic clues being texted to their cell phones — clues that lead them on a tangled path through darker and increasingly remote parts of the city — it becomes terrifyingly clear that the stakes are much higher than the White Stripes concert tickets they were trying to win."
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