Cutter

2013, 90 minutes

Amanda and her friends discover a boat run aground in the secluded bayou, thinking they found the ideal party spot. Unknown to them the boat is home to Cutter.

A group of young, twentysomething friends take a trip into the Deep South to get away from it all, party and have a good time. However, their plans are thwarted when they unwittingly cross paths with Cutter: a mysterious, deranged man living in the wilderness of the Mississippi swamps. Upon discovering by chance a seemingly abandoned trawler in a secluded bayou, the happy-go-lucky posse fall victim to the feral psychopath who has been living in the dilapidated boat in isolation, cut off from the world. When the lone survivor and heroine of the piece, Amanda, is captured and kept alive by Cutter we are able to delve deeper into the mind of the serial killer and gain an insight into his past and why he has evolved into an emotionally and physically scarred homicidal maniac. It soon becomes evident that Cutter is not the only villain to fear when a bounty hunter and the local law enforcement arrive, seeking the fortune of what is hidden in the depths of Cutter's lair and proving the morals of man are ambiguous and not so black and white. The narrative explores the psychoanalysis of abuse, comparing both our main protagonist Amanda and her adversary Cutter, clashing with the superficial gluttony of the outside world. This climaxes in a violent bloody showdown, pitting the transgressors against each other where the hunger for riches conflicts with the primal urge to survive in the hostile backwaters of civilization and humanity. Will good conquer the two evils or will right and wrong remain as grey and murky as the treacherous marshland...?


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Daniel Barker
Daniel Barker
Producer/Director
Assistant Producer/PR
Madelaine Isaac
Madelaine Isaac
Script Writer
Assistant Producer
Tom Carter
Tom Carter
Camera Operator (HD)
Sound