At ACTION A GO GO we are proud to be a part of the premiere of the indie feature EXIT 8 (below).
Written and directed by Franklin Jones, the movie is a brand new experiment in both short films and album releases. Usually, soundtracks are released before a film arrives to drum up excitement pre-release. Here, a short film is being released to tease the release of an album. EXIT 8 is the name of the title and the film it has inspired.
The album comes to us courtesy of Tyler Digital, a South Carolinian musician/producer. His EXIT 8 “visual album” is the culmination of his diverse skillset, but it was also made possible thanks to the directorial talents of Franklin Jones. Together, Tyler and Franklin have created an audio/visual experience strongly reminiscent of the showmanship one finds displayed in the works of Dario Argento and Nicolas Winding Refn.
Music producer Tyler Digital
About EXIT 8 (entire short film follows):
A young woman flees through the summer night with child in tow, desperate to escape her past. As dawn approaches, all that stands between them and a new life are the mysteries lying ahead.
A post-Hitchcockian audiovisual mystery that infuses the slow-burn horror of John Carpenter’s darkest work with the Italo disco-flavored futurism of Drive, Exit 8 is a haunting tour-de-force for electronic composer Tyler Digital.
Now, without further ado…Action A Go Go proudly presents the world premiere of the synth-infused suspense-thriller, EXIT 8.
& the voice of Evan Simmons
Written & Directed by Franklin Jones
Cinematography – Jessica Oswald
Original Music & Editing – Tyler Digital
Main Camera Operator – Jessica Oswald
Production Design – Franklin Jones, Jessica Oswald
Audio Mixing – Tyler Matthews
Visual Effects – Tyler Matthews
Additional Effects – Jason F. Stroud
Casting – Franklin Jones
Costume Design – Jessica Oswald, Franklin Jones
Makeup – Jessica Oswald
Logo Design – W. Heyward Sims