Taglines: Don’t get caught.
Seven Minutes’ is the story of three friends, Sam, Mike and Owen, forced by circumstance to commit a brazen robbery. What begins as a simple plan – ‘in and out in seven minutes’ – quickly becomes a dangerous game of life and death. As each minute of the robbery unfolds, the stakes are pushed higher and higher. In the final act, Sam’s pregnant girlfriend Kate is kidnapped, escalating the situation even further and pressing our heroes to do whatever they can to make it out alive.
Veteran music video director Jay Martin makes a highly impressive feature debut with his engrossing crime drama about a trio of desperate young men committing an ill-fated robbery. Featuring intricate, non-linear storytelling and an uncommon emotional pungency, 7 Minutes is a taut, tightly controlled exercise that should spell bigger and better things for its tyro director/screenwriter. The film recently received its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival.
Filmed in the evocatively desolate town of Everett, Washington, it depicts a bank robbery intended to be committed over the course of a mere seven minutes by Sam (Luke Mitchell), his brother Mike (Jason Ritter) and their friend Owen (Zane Holtz). The imaginative conceit is to depict the heist in real time, with repeated High Noon-style shots of clocks ticking away the minutes as a series of flashbacks depict the intense build-up to the event.
7 Minutes is an American crime thriller drama film, written and directed by Jay Martin. The film stars Luke Mitchell, Jason Ritter, Leven Rambin, Zane Holtz, Kevin Gage, Brandon Hardesty, Joel Murray and Kris Kristofferson. The film received its world premiere on October 26, 2014 at the Austin Film Festival. The film then premiered at the Sarasota Film Festival on April 16, 2015. The film received a limited release and through video-on-demand on June 26, 2015 by Starz Distribution.
Directed by: Jay Martin
Starring: Leven Rambin, Kris Kristofferson, Jason Ritter, Luke Mitchell, Joel Murray, Jessica Martin, Mariel Neto
Screenplay by: Jay Martin
Production Design by: Ben Blankenship
Cinematography by: Noah Rosenthal
Film Editing by: Kayla Emter
Costume Design by: Ashley Russell
Set Decoration by: Jordan Dibble, Beth Peterson, Collin Redmond
Music by: tomandandy
Studio: Starz Digital Media
Release Date: June 26, 2015