Pissed me off, too.
Why isn't actor Caleb Steinmeyer getting more offers?
Why is this 2010 film virtually unknown?
Yes, I'm pissed off that it's gotten very little publicity and has almost zero awareness.
This is a dark, dark, moody, stunningly shot (low budget) thriller about a young man in pain (Steinmeyer) who's searching for the killer of his mother.
What he finds, how it plays out, is not something I'm going to reveal because it's surprising and disturbing and extremely well handled by freshman director Michael Morrissey.
And for the first time in a long time, a writer/director has created a teenage character who isn't obnoxious, cliched, irritating, or smarmy; Steinmeyer's 'Sean Donovan' is a kid you give a shit about, and you get the sense that he'd give a shit about you if you approached him as a human being, not a douche.
The film has Death Wish vigilante elements, but it has depth and detail that most variations on this subject lack. The violence is hard and brutal, the sound design is imaginative, and all the performances (including a turn from the always-stellar James Russo) are top notch.
Seek this out, and then come back and tell me how you feel about it.
I walked away from this feeling cinematically revived. That doesn't happen often.
All art is by the talented Nick Runge.