Annie is a bar owner on the brink of bankruptcy when her delinquent brother shows up with a lucrative offer in hand; a gold heist worth half a million dollars. She agrees despite their turbulent family history - and the fact that she's dating a cop. After several colossal missteps, Ben, Annie, and a few of their cohorts must dodge bullets and blades from the gold-mining backwoods brothers they rooked.
The entire film was shot in Teller County, Colorado. We received overwhelming support from locals, business owners, City Hall, City Council and local Law Enforcement. As the cast and crew showed up, nature showed her support/wrath by dumping several feet of snow all over the town! We spent 12 VERY cold, long days shooting this movie. We did shootouts in the middle of downtown, trudged through the deep snow-filled woods, and bunked each night in our 120 year-old high school building.
We broke nearly every rule of indie filmmaking by shooting 12+ speaking roles, 19 locations, -9 degree winter winds, 10,000ft elevation (very little oxygen), and several consecutive night shoots. And I loved every hectic minute of it. I’m proud of what we have created together and the friendship forged with the town of Victor and Cripple Creek.
Stephen Morgan was born in January of 1987 and raised in Orlando, Florida. By age thirteen he knew film was his calling. Starting with his parents’ VHS camcorder he began writing and directing short films with his friends, eventually leading him to a New York film festival by age fifteen. Not being able to afford film school, Stephen ignored the degree track in community college and just took all the film classes offered. In 2015, Stephen directed Don’t Look Away, a short film about human trafficking in America that premiered at the Enzian Theater, home of the Florida Film Festival. Stephen and his family moved from Florida to Colorado to begin work on his first feature film, Rook, that he had the opportunity to co-write, produce, direct, edit, and market through his production company, Studiotown.
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