RUSH THE DARK
A Crime Triller by Tony Elliott
A high concept, heart-pounding home invasion gone terribly wrong.
Emmett has worked hard to shed his drug dealer past, build a normal life — and learn to live blind. But today his worlds collide when he gets a surprise visit from someone he hasn’t seen since he lost his sight — his ex-partner-in-crime, Darcy, who wants Emmett to get back into dealing drugs. But when Emmett refuses, a fight to the death breaks out. Darcy’s death. Even though it was self-defense it won’t look that way. Because the same man who took Emmett’s sight is now dead in his living room. The police, his fiancée, even his ex-girlfriend, are only going to see one thing — revenge fulfilled. Emmett must clean up the blood, get rid of the murder weapon, and dispose of the body. But the only way Emmett can protect his future is to stop hiding from his past — and make his weakness his strength.
Tony Elliott Writer/Director
In 2016, Tony wrote and directed the sci-fi feature entitled ARQ, a Netflix original, starring Robbie Amell which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. ARQ won the Canadian Cinema Editors' Best Editing Award and was nominated for the Writers Guild of Canada Best Feature Film Writing Award and the Directors Guild of Canada Awards. Tony was recognized for his TV writing on the first two seasons of ORPHAN BLACK winning the WGC's Best Television Writing Award in 2015. He has won the WGC Jim Burt Screenwriting Award, the Charles Israel Screenwriting Prize and the Super Channel Catalyst Screenwriter Award. his short films have screened at TIFF, Sundance and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Tony is currently writing on and producing the final two seasons of 12 Monkeys for SyFy/Hulu.