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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.

Director:

Jamin Winans

Writer:

Jamin Winans
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Инк See more »

Filming Locations:

Arvada, Colorado, USA See more »

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Double Edge Films See more »
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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

There are many instances of 3 in this movie. Emma says "What happened to you" 3 times. Emma roars 3 times. Ink gives 3 of whatever those small pill-like things were to the Collector. Jacob says "Tick, tock. This man got rocked" 3 times. Shelly is heard saying "You can't be absent all the time. You have a whole other life you are forgetting" 3 times. Also there are 3 people traveling through most of the movie: Ink, Emma, and Liev. And John, Shelly and Emma make up 3 people. See more »

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

Quotes

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

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The City Surf
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Good Indie movie with an amazing ending.
20 November 2009 | by voidiSee all my reviews

I must say I've rarely been torn about a movie that much. First off, for a low-budget indie production, this movie is great, no doubt. But how does it compare to the Hollywood productions with similar ideas?

The beginning is very strenuous to watch. It takes a long time before you will understand anything that's going on. This will not change until somewhere between the middle and the end, and thus frustrate many viewers.

The story itself is creative and refreshing, but very confusing, I guess you could call it an adult fairy tale. The movie raises questions about family values, moral obligations, self-esteem and shame, all of them well developed and executed.

The actors are mostly doing a good job, although some of the supporting actors' (one actress in particular) emotions are a bit too extreme to be believable, but this does not really disturb the illusion and is merely a minor inconvenience.

The effects are worth their money and quite impressive for a low-budget production.

What ultimately makes this movie worth watching, however, is the truly great ending. If you are patient enough to sit through the movie as a whole and pardon the few flaws in it, you will be rewarded with an emotional, surprising and heart-warming ending.


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