Danno's Escape

Danno Viniti (John Marshe) is a 45 year old undercover cop who is in deep with a notorious biker gang. Danno has been working hard in an effort to take down gang boss and drug lord, Joe Cinato (Flint Eagle). Over the course of 3 months undercover Danno has not been able to see his wife Anna (Jane Spence) or 6 year old daughter Lily (Amelia Makepace) out of fear his cover might get blown and put the lives of his family in jeopardy. With sheer determination Danno fights the feeling of guilt as he goes as far as taking on a gang lover named Tina Bassett (Elizabeth Kempt) in an effort to ensure his cover is not blown.

Danno must escape the gang to be reunited with his family before Anna leaves him and takes his daughter away. Everything Danno loves is at stake. Will Danno escape from the gang or will he take down drug lord and gang boss, Joe, once and for all?

  • John Marshe
    Writer
  • John Marshe
    Producer
  • John Marshe
    Key Cast
    "Danno Viniti"
  • Flint Eagle
    Key Cast
    "Joe Cinato"
    The Incredible Hulk, The Day After Tomorrow, The Next Three Days, Pacific Rim, American Gods, V-Wars, Outlander, Bitter Smoke, The Boondock Saints 2, Rollerball,
  • Yvette McKoy
    Key Cast
    "Ross Heinrich"
    American Gods, Bevy of Brollies, Covert Affairs, Jeff Ltd, Street Time, Soul Food, The Feast of All Saints, Shazam!, Killjoys, The Man from Toronto
  • Jane Spence
    Key Cast
    "Anna Viniti"
    Orphan Black, Stargate SG1, The Outer Limits, Seven Days, Group, Kingdom Force, The Vigil
  • Elizabeth Kempt
    Key Cast
    "Tina Bassett"
  • Amelia Makepace
    Key Cast
    "Lily Viniti"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Crime, Action
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 4, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography

Mihaly Szabados ("Mishy" ) first started acting in a Hungarian stage adaptation of the Dostoyevsky classic, The Brothers Karamazov. And the lead in "The Boy from Komarom" TV film. Soon after, he established himself as a budding young talent in the Hungarian film industry, highlighted by starring roles in "We never die" a film by festival mainstay and Silver Bear winner, Robert Koltai, and "Romani Kris," winner of the Montréal First Film Prize at the 1997 Montreal World Film Festival. Before heeding the call of Hollywood, he acted in the HBO film Citizen X. Mishi spent three years in Los Angeles at Sal Rome's Artists Studio and at Maria Gobetti's Acting Studio of Victory Theater, learning directing and new theatrical approaches. Highlights of his stay in the city of angels include a the starring role of Gabor in short film "The Guest." After returning to Hungary he co-founded the Sandor Weores Theater in Szombathely, Hungary. There, he created his own theatrical group, Kamikaze Action Theater, where he put in practice what he learned in LA by dusting off old Hungarian plays such as "Mandragora", "Dreams of Gellert-Hill", and "Woyzeck," modernizing them with his own unique twist. Before once again feeling the call of the North American scene, he acted in, among others, Sci-Fi series "Painkiller Jane" and Tamas Domotor's Screen adaptation of "Czukor Show" After a brief stopover in Vancouver, where he starred in "The Redemption of Jackson Gaines", Mishi left for Toronto, Canada's film and television hub. Since moving to Toronto, he has performed in several short films such as "Take it to the Go" as well as a role in upcoming CBC tv show "24hr Rental." Always intent on improving his acting talents, Mishy is graduated in the famed Second City Conservatory. Working on tv shows like Murdoch Mysteries...

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