Based in part on his father’s experiences as a cocaine smuggler in the 1970s, writer/director Zak Forsman’s new feature Down and Dangerous bears the distinction of being almost entirely funded via Kickstarter. Forsman was able to raise close to $40,000 for the project, and the first trailer for the film looks pretty solid. See for yourself.
John T. Woods, who can also be seen in this year’s S-VHS, plays the leading role in the film. Down and Dangerous will premiere at the Phoenix Film Festival in April 2013.
Always one step ahead of the Feds, Paul Boxer is the most inventive and principled smuggler in the trade, and has never needed to carry a gun. When violent mid-level traffickers coerce him into designing a foolproof plan to bring several kilos of cocaine across the México border, he maneuvers to rid himself of their hold over him once and for all. But when a sharp-witted woman from his past enlists his help to escape this rival outfit, Paul must confront the man that is hunting him down, and choose between his livelihood as a smuggler and his integrity as a man.