What would YOU risk - what would YOU sacrifice - for easy riches? STAY OUT STAY ALIVE is a psychological morality tale about human nature, free will, and the curse of insatiable greed. A group of young hikers discovers an abandoned 19th century goldmine in Yosemite. An earthquake plummets one of the group members down the mine shaft where she is pinned under a rock. The group must choose between saving their friend by calling the park rangers for assistance, or taking the time to unlawfully mine the discovered gold for themselves. As they descend into madness and greed, the group is shadowed by a haunting presence, a ghostly remnant of the atrocities committed against Native Americans during the goldmine's 19th century past. Inspired by True Events: STAY OUT STAY ALIVE is based on true events and inspired by both the Gold Rush-era Mariposa Indian War and the curse of Chief Tenaya issued as a result of that conflict between gold miners and Native Americans, as well as the current ...Written by
Brainstorm Motion Pictures
The Shining meets The Descent at The Treasure of Sierra Madre. Stay Out, Stay Alive is a well acted, crisply shot, creepily staged suspense / horror allegory about the corrosive effects of greed. Feature film writing / directing debut by long term ILM animator Dean Yurke, who uses VFX sparingly, building tension by what you barely see, but know is an ever present threat. Plenty of shocks but at the PG 13 level. A remarkable achievement by director, cast and crew.
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