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Two criminals find themselves stuck in the middle of the desert after their car hits a wild mountain lion.

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    Thriller, Action, Adventure, Dark Comedy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 8 minutes
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Director Biography

Brandon Cahela grew up in Tampa, FL. After attending Florida State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Film, Brandon moved to Los Angeles to attend the UCLA's Professional Program in Screenwriting. He has written several feature length screenplays and stage plays, as well as television pilots in both the live action and animation realm. 'Collision' marks Cahela's directorial debut.

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Director Statement

This movie germinated when I was still living in Tampa. I remember driving down HWY 41 very late at night and thinking "What's the worst thing that could happen right now?" You always hear about people hitting panthers with their cars and so, when I knew I'd be moving to Los Angeles, I adapted the story to suit the desert environment. I wanted to capture the isolation one feels when they are stuck in the middle of nowhere. There is something about being in a dire situation like that which causes us to look inward, and revert back to our basic, animalistic, needs.