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Escape Artist (2017)

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A socially and politically frustrated young man with a troubled past vents his frustrations through a social networking website and unwittingly sparks a revolutionary social movement.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Miller ... James Patrick
Grant Liffmann ... Calvin Ryder
Brianna Kellum ... Rebekah
Kevin Caliber ... Officer Soco (as Kevin Thomsen)
Zachary Haven ... Young James
Victoria Redstall ... Piper Minetti
Collin Lee Ellis Collin Lee Ellis ... Gabriel - Tattoo Artist
Christopher Baskerville ... Troy Evans
Dean England ... Price Mathews-TV News Anchor
Chloe Berman ... Vlogger
Doug Mattingly ... John Ellis
Jennifer Rikert Wolski ... Public Defender Kellen
Anna McNiven ... Anna
Kimberly Spak ... News Show Reporter
Sarah Navratil ... Sarah Patrick
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A socially and politically frustrated young man with a troubled past vents his frustrations through a social networking website and unwittingly sparks a revolutionary social movement.

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Instagram Page | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escape Artist See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Vision Productions (II) See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

"Only Now Existing" is the artist name of James Garrett, and holds the acronym 'O N E,' as is alluded to in the film. See more »

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Conquest
Written by James Garrett
Performed by Only Now Existing
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The new film "Escape Artist" passionately poses the question of whether one person can still make a difference in contemporary America

The new film "Escape Artist" passionately poses the question of whether one person can still make a difference in contemporary America, in which the government, military, corporations and the media call the shots for the happily distracted masses.

Alex Miller plays James Patrick, a young man with a troubled past whose teenage rebelliousness turns into a personal crusade, then a social media-fueled cultural phenomenon and finally a massive rebellion that threatens to bring down the nation in the film produced by James Garrett.

The timely political drama was also written & directed by James Garrett and created based on his music album "Escape Artist" under his artist name "Only Now Existing (O N E)."

That's also the name of the movement – the O N E MOVEMENT -- complete with de rigueur stylish tats – that's driven by social media and captures the hearts and minds of disenfranchised Americans and sets the stage for a climactic Election Day showdown in the film.

In the aftermath of a tawdry 2016 presidential campaign, a film that puts the spotlight on the issues that truly matter to us, the power of social media to sway presidential elections and expose corrupt power structures, and stumps for individual thought rather than swallowing bromides, "Escape Artist" could not be more relevant.

-- Todd Cunningham, 'The Wrap'


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