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Ink (2009)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Fantasy | 23 January 2009 (USA)
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A mysterious creature, known as Ink, steals a child's soul in hopes of using it as a bargaining chip to join the Incubi - the group of supernatural beings responsible for creating nightmares.


Jamin Winans


Jamin Winans
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Soren Kelly ... John / Ink (as Chris Kelly)
Quinn Hunchar ... Emma
Jessica Duffy ... Liev
Jennifer Batter Jennifer Batter ... Allel
Jeremy Make Jeremy Make ... Jacob
Eme Ikwuakor ... Gabe
Shelby Malone ... Sarah
Shannan Steele Shannan Steele ... Shelly
Steef Sealy ... Ron (as Steve Sealy)
Steven Brown Steven Brown ... The Collector
Shauna Earp Shauna Earp ... Sadie - The Bride
Marty Lindsey ... The Key Master Incubus
Jeffrey Richardson ... The Prince
Troy Garner ... John's Incubus
Maiz Lucero ... The Brave Incubus


As the light fades and the city goes to sleep, two forces emerge. They are invisible except for the power they exert over us in our sleep, battling for our souls through dreams. One force delivers hope and strength through good dreams; the other infuses the subconscious with desperation through nightmares. John and Emma, Father and Daughter are wrenched into this fantastical dream world battle, forced to fight for John's soul and to save Emma from an eternal nightmare. Separate in their journey, they encounter unusual characters that exist only in their subconscious. Or do they? Written by Kiowa Winans

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Did You Know?


According to the director's commentary this is a movie about different worlds. The dream world has blurry edges, or has images or people randomly mixed in, just like dreams. The Incubus world is green tinted. The storytellers world is gold tinted. The real world is clear. Storytellers and Incubi can enter the real world but can only interact with people through dreams. See more »


The Collector's collar during the assembly codes scene. See more »


[first lines]
John: Fuck! Fuck! Fuck!
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Referenced in The Grey (2011) See more »


The City Surf
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Absolutely Fantastic Indie
9 November 2009 | by the_bulbSee all my reviews

I regret that I watched a pirated download of this movie. It was fantastic, and it truly deserves my money. However, that said, I don't know how else I would have found out about this absolute gem of independent film-making if it wasn't for seeing it on a list of downloads and feeling curious. My ONLY quarrel with Ink is the quality of the visuals themselves. I understand the desire to create a dreamlike, otherworldly atmosphere; but blowing out all the whites and softening the image can only be tolerated for so long. In some ways it makes the movie look cheap, which couldn't be more misleading. I think it's best to go into Ink curious. I didn't really know what the film was about when I began watching it other than it dealt with the idea of parallel worlds (and I think one review equated it with The Matrix some how); but it was a pleasure to let the film unfold in front of me, never knowing exactly where it was going and letting all of the puzzle pieces eventually drop perfectly into place. Although sometimes the costuming leaves something to be desired, the actors wear them confidently and never let you feel like you're being swindled. That said, the acting was top notch. Especially from lead Chris Kelly. Keeping everything I just said in mind, I would like to reiterate that Ink is an INDIE. Those looking for a big-budget thrill-ride will be slightly disappointed. But it is a remarkable indie. It doesn't let it's budget get in the way of a great story, startlingly impressive special effects (car crash scene is top-notch), visionary directing, and chameleon acting. This IS indie film-making. And it's the furthest thing from that soft-spined 'mumblecore' that lovers of independent film have been forced to sleep through for the past decade. I can't wait to see what's next from Jamin Winans. In the meantime I'm going to track down a copy of Ink all legal-like to add to my collection. In fact, if you're reading this post and are interested in watching it, try to find it legally - only because it's worth the purchase and it lets investors see audiences appreciate intelligent independent film-making. It's well worth the purchase.

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Release Date:

23 January 2009 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Arvada, Colorado, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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