The film 27 Down is an original mystery thriller. It follows the exploits of a Boston Police detective who gets embroiled in a tense hit-and-run investigation. The story takes place around Boston locations and in the fictional town of Canada, Maine. Writer/Director of the film, John Depew says, "The film uses a crossword puzzle as a metaphor for predicaments the characters must untangle in their lives. There are some twists and surprises in the story, with an important clue revealed when the puzzle for 27 Down is solved."