PRSIONER X: A Sci-Fi Thriller

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“ZERO DARK THIRTY meets THE X-FILES…”
Mario Trono, CBC
An Impressive, well-acted and brilliantly directed film you can’t afford to miss.”
Beatriz Pereira, FANTASPORTO
“Intelligent twists and turns along the way will keep you engaged until the final shot.”
– William Brownridge, TORONTO FILM SCENE
A nifty, clever sci-fi thriller…”
– Andrew Parker, FILM CRITIC

BASED ON THE HUGO-NOMINATED NOVELLA “TRUTH” BY ROBERT REED

A FEDERGREEN ENTERTAINMENT / SIR HARRY FILMS PRODUCTION

A FILM BY GAURAV SETH

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SYNOPSIS

On a cold February night, a young man is found unconscious at the wheel of a crashed vehicle in Montana not far from the Canadian border and a lump of weapons-grade Uranium is recovered from the trunk. He is immediately thrown into a high-security prison and tortured relentlessly for months. But apart from a few vicious-sounding curses in an unknown language, he utters nothing. Then one day out of the blue, he gives his interrogators a list of numbers and letters, which turn out to be astronomical coordinates of upcoming Supernova explosions. The very next day the first of those celestial events occurs exactly as predicted, sending shock-waves through the security establishment. It’s obvious; the man in custody is no ordinary terrorist. He is a time-traveller from the future. 

Fifteen years later, RAMIRO still sits in the same secret prison two kilometres under the ground, but much has changed in the world above. Based on the information he has provided over the years, the US has waged a relentless war on terror in an attempt to neutralize the remaining ninety-eight “temporal jihadists” Ramiro claims arrived with him. Several countries in the Middle-East have been invaded, Pakistan has been wiped off the map and India is next on the list. But the terrorists, led by their enigmatic leader Abraham, remain at large.

Such are the state of affairs the day CIA agent CARMEN REESE arrives at the prison. Her immediate task is to investigate the mysterious death of her predecessor – a talented interrogator, who had successfully secured Ramiro’s cooperation for years. Was it suicide as the evidence suggests? Or was it murder? Carmen knows that the answers to these questions are linked to bigger, more important questions: Is Ramiro who he claims to be? And what is his real agenda?

As the world slips further into chaos and destruction and the threat of nuclear holocaust looms large, Carmen engages in an intense psychological battle with Ramiro, who seems to have a window into her inner world and is ready to exploit her emotional vulnerabilities to achieve his goal.

CAST

michelle nolden


Michelle Nolden’s resume boasts blockbuster and independent features, as well as critically acclaimed television projects – all of which have earned her an international reputation. Recent feature films include CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY, Vincenzo Natali’s HAUNTER and Chuck Minsky’s SKATING TO NEW YORK. She recurred as the U.S. President in the hit series NIKITA, as well as the Crown Attorney in THE REPUBLIC OF DOYLE. She garnered great reviews as the lead in HBO Canada’s series ZONE OF SEPARATION, playing a tough edged United Nations Peacekeeper, and she donned a corset and Scottish accent to play the wife of George Brown in JOHN A: BIRTH OF A COUNTRY. Michelle has been nominated for an ACTRA award for her performance in the Canadian blockbuster MEN WITH BROOMS, as well as Gemini awards for her portrayal of Hadley Hemingway in HEMINGWAY vs CALLAGHAN, and a drug addicted mother in ROOKIE BLUE. She was a series regular on STREET TIME, where she co-starred with Rob Morrow and Terrence Howard.


romano orzari


Romano Orzari has been nominated five times with one win as a professional actor. His achievement was honored with The Yves Montand Best Actor Award, at the 1998 Kiev International Film Festival, for his searing performance in the film BURNT EDEN. His Nominations for Best Lead Actor in a film or series were highlighted at the following events: The 1999 Gemini Awards and the 2000 Gala Metro Star Awards both for the acclaimed and fan favorite TV series OMERTA, LAST MAN OF HONOR in which he spoke four languages. Other nominations include the 2006 ACTRA Award for BABY FOR SALE and the 2007 SMMASH Film Festival for THE OVERLOOKERS. Currently, Romano stars in the hit black comedy crime series 24 HOUR RENTAL.


julian richings


Julian Richings was born in Oxford, England, and has become a familiar figure to Canadian cinema and television audiences, appearing in over 50 films and 20 separate television series. After training in drama at the University of Exeter and touring North America with a British stage production, Julian moved to Toronto, Canada in 1984. Within five years, he had become a regular on the second season of the Canadian WAR OF THE WORLDS (1988) TV series. Other roles followed, and he gained critical acclaim as the bitter, ageing punk rock legend Bucky Haight in Bruce McDonald’s mock-documentary HARD CORE LOGO (1996). His appearance in Vincenzo Natali’s CUBE (1997) was brief, but definitely memorable. In 2000, Julian appeared as Francis Bellanger, an itinerant railroad worker who falls in love with a prostitute (played by Shirley Henderson), in THE CLAIM (2000), and the role earned him a Genie Award nomination for best supporting actor. His performance as the nearly-blind security guard Otto in Stephen King’s KINGDOM HOSPITAL (2004) was considered especially impressive by many critics. A busy stage actor as well, Julian was presented with two Dora Awards in the late 1980s and continues to perform professionally in the Toronto area.


damon runyan


Damon Runyan is currently playing the lead role of Charles Falco in GANGLAND UNDERCOVER for the History Channel. In the upcoming months Damon will also be seen in a recurring role in HAVEN for SyFy, a lead role in the Hallmark Channel’s ONE STARRY CHRISTMAS, as well as the independent thriller DEAD of WINTER. His past television credits include the recurring role of “Coach Carter” in DEGRASSI: TNG, and guest starring roles in NIKITA, COVERT AFFAIRS, SUPERNATURAL, SMALLVILLE, THE BRIDGE, and Ken Finkleman’s THE NEWSROOM, amongst others. Damon won the “Best Actor Award” as well as the “Audience Choice Award” in the 2013 National Film Challenge for his short film CASSIDY. Damon’s first feature film WHEN THE SHOOTING STOPS is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2015.

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ANGHARAD LAWSON, DYLAN ANDREW PEARCE , JENNIFER KNAZAN, TAMILA SPIVAK, SEMRA TUZIN, SUSAN P WALSH, JACQUELINE , MARNI THORNTON, JOLIE LOW, JOSHUA ANDREW DEMERS, TANYA COGHLAN, ALFONSO VENUTA, MARGUERITE PIGEON, ANDREW STANLEY, ROSEMARY HEATHER, SARAH A. COOPER, DAWN KUISMA, ANDREA NESBITT, STEVEN MAXWELL, NICKI LYONS, JENNIFER LIAO, SAMUEL PRYSE-PHILLIPS, NADIA TAVAZZANI, LISA DOORENSPLEET, ROBIN R. COHEN, KATHRYN TUITE, ANNE PAYNTER, CHRISTINE ROCHON, CAROLYN M ALLAIN, ANGELA CLARKE, TERRY MIALKOWSKY, DEEP SHARMA, SHANA FAUST, LYNE TREMBLAY, ALISEN DOWN, MISS Z POOLE, KSENIA YURGANOVA, MARNI THORNTON, LORNE SEDEROFF, TAMI FALUS, AYELET SPIVAK, TIMOTHY BLACKBURN, BOB CHICK, A J GORDON, VIRINDERPAUL SINGH, JESSICA SPECTOR, PETER A TURNER, DAVID SHILLER, DIANA KUBISTA, ANNA WYSE, JOEL A RICHARDSON, ANNE CONNOLLY, JENNY AARON, ROBBIE HARING, JONAS CHERNICK, JASON BIGUE, STEPHANE ST-GEORGES BIGUE, THARANGA RAMANAYAKE, VALERIE LAURIE, JOHN SIMONS, AMANDA ROSENTHAL, FRASER ROBINSON, ELIZABETH MARSHALL, DEEPAK H. DARYANANI, SAPNA DHAR, OLGA SETH, MELISSA WELCH, LYNNE DEITCH, SUZY METAXAS, ANNIE SMITH, CINDY BAMFORD, DONITA PHIPPS, LAINIE MILLER, GIANPAOLO VENUTA, SHANNON FEWSTER, SUE KUISMA, MELISSA TOVAR, MARYLINE KOTTELAT, KHEMOWTEE PAGOO, S. LEUSCHKE, TRACY HART, SUSIE GASKINS, VICKY, JESSICA WORTSMAN, S. SIOBHAN MCCARTHY, ELISSE PELTZ, LAWRENCE GOODSTONE, TANYA SPRECKLEY, AMY WALTON, DANNY THEBEAU, MURIEL ROSILIO, KIMBERLEY ZAHARKO and all the ANONYMOUS CONTRIBUTORS.