A Thriller of a comedy about risking your life to feel alive
Feature film concept
Created and Written
by Lulu McClatchy & Perri Cummings
When Mercede’s kidnapping experience becomes a real abduction, she has to find a way to rescue herself before she comes face to face with true evil –her kidnappers mother.
For those who like to laugh In the face of danger.
In the middle of a cold Melbourne night, a hearse pulls up and two masked men watch as Mercedes opens her garage door and walks toward her car. A
brutal struggle ensues and Mercedes is grabbed and dragged toward the hearse. Knocked out during the struggle she wakes up jammed inside a coffin.
Two nights before, surrounded by the most vicious socialites new money can attract, she is bullied into signing up for the latest craze – a “choose your own” kidnapping,
After a few too many cocktails, she emails the application to the wrong address and it ends up with two brothers just desperate enough to think maybe this is their way to a better life.
They kidnap Mercedes for real, but no matter how violent and threatening they become Mercedes believes it’s all part of her birthday experience. She is determined to have a good time. She pushes the brothers to more and more extreme behavior not believing for a moment that they would actually hurt her. But when the meal they serve fails to meet her dietary requirements, she threatens to escape and gets too much reality.
Waking up on the cold mortuary floor, Mercedes realises she must defeat her kidnappers’ homicidal mother or end up as the only guest at her own funeral. Facing the hard truth that her neglectful husband will never pay the ransom, Mercedes has to find a way to rescue herself– and fast.
With macabre twists, nail biting tension and jump out of your seat scares, Took is one of those rare movies that will make you squirm, scream and laugh all at the same time.
And it’s cheap, small cast, limited locations and set over 72 hours. It’s a why done it? Who’s doing it? And how is she going to get out of it? It’s Fargo meets Scream with the gritty violence of Saw.
Comedy at it’s blackest, kidnapping, funeral homes, psychopathic mothers all
woven neatly into the tale of a woman struggling to “belong” finding her groove and kicking some arse!
And it’s cheap, small cast, limited locations and set over 72 hours.
It’s a why done it? Who’s doing it? And how is she going to get out of it? It’s Fargo meets Scream with the gritty violence of Saw.
More information and script available on request