1 November 2013
Captive is a short film that follows the abduction of main protagonist Jackson Reed and his female counterpart Esther Banner by an unknown, disturbing, group of armed soldiers known as 'Bag-Heads'. The Bag-Heads do not openly speak to any of the captives that they take prisoner. The dungeon itself a mystery, as well, an ancient monolithic structure that is located directly beneath an extremely rural farm estate. The captives are kept isolated in single cells, forced to wear dingy, weathered, uniform-like clothing, and are selected special diets that are custom tailored for each individual. Some time into Jackson and Esther's captivity, several of the soldiers attempt to rape Esther, leading Jackson to violent action against the Bag-Heads and escape with Esther into the wilderness, where the two happen upon an impossibly placed artifact... an elevator with only one direction: up. Captive not only revels in a tale of thrilling mystery, but chooses to explore themes of human self-destruction, human desperation, the fine line between science and religion, as well as bringing into question numerous ideas about society's quick and absolute devotion to the validation of religion in both our personal and existential existences'.
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