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Opened: 03/29/2013 Limited
|Cinema Village...||03/29/2013 - 04/04/2013||7 days|
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When life takes a deadly turn...do you have what it takes to survive?
Trapped inside his car by a mudslide, smooth talking Jackson Alder suddenly finds himself in a situation he can't talk his way out of. With no hope of rescue, he must defy the odds; battling Mother Nature for his survival.
My name is William Dickerson, the writer/director of the film (well, I technically wrote the film with my screenwriting partner, Dwight Moody, but "writer/director" has such a nice ring to it, doesn't it?).
DETOUR started out as an experiment in the simplicity of filmmaking. Why keep it simple, you may ask? Well, it is survival instinct (keep this theme in mind, it's going to come up again). How does one survive in a town [Hollywood] that is purported to eat its young and go back for seconds? Some of you may take that statement literally, some may view it as a metaphor for high-concept fare that overshadows independent films and, in doing so, sparks an endless number of sequels; either interpretation is fine.
Dwight and I came up with the idea of a man trapped in a basement after his house in the hills gets besieged by a landslide. It was something we could afford to do, outside of the Hollywood machine. Both, the story, and the act of making this into a film, involved that survival instinct I mentioned previously. I needed to make a film, that's what I came to LA to do, and I wasn't going to wait for anyone, or any institution, to give me permission to do just that. Writing DETOUR, something I could go out there and make myself, gave me all the permission I needed. With that in mind, there is a lot of me in DETOUR's Jackson Alder. Jackson must learn how to survive on his own in a world that's most certainly not on his side. He's got to fight hard against the antagonistic world of unpredictable natural disasters, to persuade the ground to move in his direction, but if he can't convince the earth to swing its vote, well, he has no choice but to dig his way right through it - even if it means certain death.
About the Cast
Neil Hopkins (Co-Producer / Jackson Alder)
Neil is best known for his recurring role on LOST, playing Liam, the heroin-addicted rockstar brother of Charlie (Dominic Monaghan). His other TV credits include recurring roles on the Emmy-Award nominated BIG LOVE and the Paul Haggis series, CRASH; as well as a wide variety of guest starring roles on MY NAME IS EARL, THE GHOST WHISPERER, CSI:NY, CRIMINAL MINDS and NCIS, to name a few.
Brea Grant (Laurie)
Brea Grant is an actress best known for her role on the hit NBC series, HEROES, the Showtime original series, DEXTER, and Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN 2. Brea grew up in Marshall, Texas and earned a BA and MA in American Studies from the University of Texas. She has received national attention for both her acting work as well as her use of social media and "geek" stardom in The New York Times, CNN.com, Entertainment Weekly, Nylon Magazine, Geek Magazine, and Regard Magazine.