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Love, sacrifice and sexual slavery rip apart two friends as their morality is tested in a virus ravaged Los Angeles

  • Victor Warren
  • Victor Warren
  • Dallas Sonnier
    Bone Tomahawk, Bad milo, some kind of hate
  • Victor Warren
    Alone, Waitin', Friends effing friends, effing friends
  • Zachary Knighton
    Key Cast
    Happy Endings, Believe Me,The Big Ask
  • Steven Strait
    Key Cast
    City Island ,The Covenant, Magic City, 10,000 BC
  • Noah Segan
    Key Cast
    Deadgirl, Looper, Redeemer
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  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, Dark comedy, dramady
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 26 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 23, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    85,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Victor Warren

VICTOR WARREN, a native Californian, has been acting since the age of ten. He is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University where he majored in Acting and Directing. After graduation Victor worked in California for over fifteen years for Universal Studios as a director, camera operator, technical director, announcer and stunt show performer. In 1993, Victor moved to the east coast where he worked successfully as a director and actor in Boston and New York doing commercials, print work, voice-overs, regional theatre, films and television for 14 years. He won Best Independent short film at the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL for his film ALONE. He was awarded First Prize in screen writing at both the MASSACHUSETS FILM OFFICE SCREEN WRITING COMPETITION and RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. As a director, THE REGISTER voted Victor Warren’s production of Woyzeck one of the BEST plays of 2002. He directed a successful run of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for Shakespeare by the Shore. He has been involved in eight different productions of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE ABRIDGED. He acted and directed in a wildly popular run which was voted “CRITIC’S CHOICE FOR 2003”. Other directing projects include WALT WHITMAN SPEAKS for the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles and the world premiere of BETTERLAND for the Theatre Studio in New York. He recently received both LA DRAMA CRITIQUES AWARD and LA WEEKLY AWARD for his work on the production of STRANGER for the Bootleg Theatre. He has directed over 50 projects and acted in over 70 roles. He moved back to LA in 2008 to create greater opportunities to self generate projects. In 2010, with the creation of his production company Glydascope, he will apply his 30 years of experience and proven expertise to realize his vision of offering specialty projects to targeted audiences. Hot is his feature film directorial début. He also recently produced the film Friends Effing Friends Effing friends.

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Director Statement

I first saw a presentation of the play HOT at UCLA five or six years ago. When I heard the words I instantly fell in love with the world, the moral dilemmas and the dark, dark humor. I sincerely feel like everything I have done in my life has lead me to this moment directing this film. That sounds SO dramatic, but in my guts I believe that. Each one of the characters in HOT is dealing with loss. With extreme tragedy there can be extreme humor. Granted it's dark funny but it will resonate with so many people. The cast that Dallas Sonnier has assembled is truly fantastic.

JONES - Steven Strait -
BENNY- Zachary Knighton -
HORN - Noah Segan -
BETH - Kate Siegel -
CANDI - Jessica Dykstra -

These trusting actors let me put them on this roller coaster as we discovered the power of loss, of moral choices we make in extreme circumstances and plainly what it is to be human.

As artist we reflect our own personal humanity through the written words and actions. Dan Keleher the playwright has given us this world that I adapted into a cinematic visualization. I feel so grateful to be in this position. So humbled that I actually have a chance to express my humanity on a larger canvas. Film has an amazing power. One frame or image can become part of someone’s fiber for the rest of their lives. I am looking forward to the final part of this process to see how a set of beating hearts in a dark cinema will react to what we have created. Carpe Diem!