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    RED DOT

    Joel Campbell is a brilliant professor at a top university. With a thriving career, a beautiful wife and a gifted daughter, only the worsening mental illness of Joel’s beloved brother, Ethan, interrupts his perfect existence.

    That is until Joel starts to see a sinister red dot tracking his every move. Unable to escape the dot’s glare and convinced that a sniper is pursuing him, he begins to suspect everyone in his life. His extreme behaviour threatens to alienate his colleagues, his friends and his family. The only exception is Ethan, whose own paranoid delusions make him sympathetic to Joel’s situation.

    Together, the brothers embark on an obsessive journey of self-examination, confronting a horrific hit-and-run buried in their past. Joel considers confessing to his crime but, believing the man he struck was killed and not wishing to jeopardise his happiness, he decides against coming forward.

    Joel tries to restore a sense of normality to his life. Ethan, still determined to aid his brother, searches for an answer to Joel’s predicament. Upon discovering the identity of his brother’s tormentor, he escapes his psychiatric unit in order to warn him, but is mowed down by a car.

    This tragedy pushes Joel over the edge and his crazed response to his brother’s murder leads to his own incarceration in the same facility. Believed to be insane and stripped of all his achievements, Joel resigns himself to his fate.

    He is contacted by his anonymous assailant, who confirms that Joel’s ordeal has been revenge for his past crime. Punishment dispatched, the red dot will no longer appear, but who is going to trust him now? They both will continue their lives without those who mattered the most.

    October 11, 2017

    Czech Republic

    Michal Samir

    An award-winning director, screenwriter and producer. As Managing Director of London based production company Room One Films, he specialises in feature films, commercials and TV content.

    His debut film, HANY, received nationwide cinema release in the Czech Republic in 2014, and was honoured with a litany of awards, including the Oldenburg IFF, Golden Eye IFF Grand Prix and the Best Camera Award at the 2014 Czech Critics Awards.

    In 2015, his screenplay for the feature film POLEDNICE (THE NOONDAY WITCH) was picked by both Barletta and HBO Europe. POLEDNICE went on to win the Motel X in Lisbon and was featured as part of the BFI London Film Festival in 2016.

    He is a graduate of Drama Centre London, a school responsible for honing such talent as Colin Firth, Tom Hardy and Paul Bettany amongst others. Michal is currently overseeing the development of numerous projects including feature films, VR films and an animated series.

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