Original - Full Length Feature
Natural Born Killers, Pulp Fiction, Winter’s Bone.
After two teenagers witness their parents brutal murder by an adultress affair gone south, one of the siblings goes mad and devises a sinister plan for murder to right the wrongs of his parents... but he’s not the only one with a plan.
Powned: An urban word taken from the Chess term "Pawned". To checkmate your opponent using the lowliest piece, the pawn. To own someone or put them in their place.
This is a story about three young people in the course of a 12-hour day (present time) in which we see how the travesty of bad decisions can fuel a malicious game of survival and murder. The day unfolds through the eyes of young 14-year old girl, Alex Marino, a thick-skinned, adopted teenager that lives alone with her 21-year old brother Eric. Two years prior to present day, both Alex & Eric were witnesses to their parents being brutally murdered by a madman. The events leading up to the murders started when their dad (Frank) caught wind of an ongoing love affair between the gunman (Gary Weist) and his wife (Wendy). Frank exposed his wife's affair with Gary, and the aftermath of this confrontation was devastating. The Marino family became divided because of the affair, but soon took responsibility for their actions and became stronger as a result. It was a much different story for Gary Weist. He lost everything including his wife & kids, his job, and his will to live. The former policeman, Gary, broke in to the Marino residence at 2:35am, shooting and killing both Wendy & Frank in cold blood, before blowing his own brains out in front of Eric & Alex. This one single event sent Eric on a downward spiral that would change their lives forever. Eric blamed his mother for the death of his dad and began to lose his mind, becoming delusional and hateful towards women in general. Alex began to fear for her life and started to become abused. Eric, suspecting his girlfriend (Jenni) of having a similar affair, devises a sinister plan, with a photo shoot in an abandoned warehouse to murder his girlfriend. As Alex, Eric, and Jenni hit the highway, the psychopathic game of lies begins. This day will result in two murders as three people take a trip to nowhere. But, in a chess-match of Deceit, Malice & Murder...anyone can be Powned.