DETONATOR

With change comes sacrifice.

Sully fights to hold on to his family when a toxic friend resurfaces. In this gritty thriller, Sully, former frontman of a once prominent punk band, anxiously trudges toward a new world in order to remain in his young son’s daily life when ex-bandmate, Mick, catches him mid-stride with a promise to make good on an old debt. In one hellish night that stretches till dawn, Sully chases Mick through the recesses of Philadelphia. Written/Directed by Damon Maulucci & Keir Politz. Starring Lawrence Michael Levine, Ben Fine, Robert Longstreet, Sophia Takal, Dawn L. Hall, & Joe Swanberg.

Original score by Joe Jack Talcum of the Dead Milkmen.

“Shot on location around Philadelphia, the film has an incredible sense of place and love for the city. Featuring great performances from many of the best actors of current American indie cinema, including Lawrence Michael Levine, Sophia Takal, and Joe Swanberg, the film has a punk rock sense of propulsion. It asks tough questions about the ways we choose to live our lives, and intelligently examines the balance between our wildest dreams and our concrete realities." Philadelphia Film Society

“The filmmakers etch the character dynamics so astutely that we never doubt the credibility of even the most ill-considered actions. The ending is surprisingly low key, yet perfect. Variety

“An insightful, often funny, never glib character-driven tale about class angst, withered dreams, and the costs of adulthood.” The Village Voice

“A fun, near-Cassavetian ride through the Philadelphia night. Surely the discovery of the festival.” Filmmaker Magazine

Intriguing in its character study and journey, buoyed by the performances of its leads... a complex character journey over a day and evening in Philadelphia.” Film Threat

"Brooklyn Film Festival 2013 Picks: "...one of the strongest pictures at the fest." The Village Voice

2012 Philadelphia International Film Festival

2013 Cinequest

2013 IndieMemphis

2013 Brooklyn Film Festival

2014 Cork Film Festival

2013 Hell's Half Mile Film Festival, WINNER, "Best Lead Actor"

2013 Sound Unseen

2013 New England Film Festival

2013 Philadelphia Geek Award, "Indie Film of the Year" NOMINEE