The Release

After losing his wife and daughter to the murder of an infamous crime lord, Brian's world crumbles. Consumed by grief and a burning desire for revenge, he plots his payback.

  • Matthew Thomas Tucker
  • Matthew Thomas Tucker
  • Above Hyperion Films
  • Ben Buchanan
    Key Cast
  • Joe Nicklo
    Director of Photography
  • Locksley Lennox
    First A/C
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    2 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 2, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Matthew Thomas Tucker

I'm just a passionate filmmaker who loves cinema from an early age. It's truly humbling to be able to collaborate with incredibly talented individuals and witness the magic that unfolds when we all come together. I strive to create honest and impactful films that resonate with audiences. While I still have much to learn, I'm grateful for the journey so far and excited for what lies ahead in this ever-changing landscape of cinema.

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Director Statement

My first project - "The Release" delves into the dark depths of human nature, unearthing the unfortunate side that lies within grief and loss. With raw and gritty emotion, this story exposes the rawest essence of humanity, with its unfiltered portrayal of revenge.