INK & STEEL... This thrilling festival winner from LoneShark Studios puts a fresh spin on the crime/mafia genre when a ruthless mob enforcer is tasked with protecting his boss’ outcast son. As a violent turf war escalates, they hide at a remote upstate New York farm, imposing on a scared single mother and her young son. As worlds collide, time is running out before the family’s enemies close in.
THE CAST & CREW... Starring Richard Fiske as Michael, the veteran mafia enforcer, and Tyler Noble (We Own the Night) as the don’s son, Ink & Steel was written and produced by Jonathan Ehlers, Jason Radspinner, and Patrick Ward-Perkins. Directed by Ehlers & Ward-Perkins, the film also stars Molly Ryman, Jason Beckmann and Jack Millard (Star Trek).
THE FESTIVAL WINS... Ink & Steel premiered at Soho International Film Festival where it took home the Audience Award. It went on to win Best Director at Long Beach International Festival, as well as Best Feature at Emerge Film Festival.
THE BACKSTORY... The filmmakers began principal photography in November 2012 just as Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast and battered the Eastern seaboard and Long Island in particular where filming was taking place. As the hurricane hit, the crew was faced with strong winds, freezing temperatures, driving rains, power outages and a complete lack of heat that had the filmmakers sleeping in a farmhouse attic in 30-degree temperatures. Fending off looters in the aftermath, surviving gas shortages and chain-sawing downed trees were all part of the incredible story of the making of Ink & Steel.
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