‘You leave. You die.’
Safe House 1618 is a 2022 American crime thriller about three sisters and their getaway driver trapped in the titular location until they can escape the country, but they may be running from so much more than just the police.
Written and directed by Calvin T. Shepherd, making his feature directorial debut.
The Outsiders Film Company production stars Jasmine Day, Randy Rochford, Byron Thompson, Maddie Steele, Matison Card, Andrew Hook, Brittney Carpenter, Cody Alban, Ryan Fredericks and Michael Puchino.
“Despite its shortcomings, Safe House 1618 is absolutely worth a watch. I cannot stress enough – the first 15 minutes of this film will grip you so tight and is near-perfect cinema. The final act also really picks up, and closes the film out on a great high-note. Make no mistake, this is a good film …” 7 out of 10, Indie Eye
“Shorn of fifteen to twenty minutes and with the final act tightened up a bit Safe House 1618 could have been an acceptable character-oriented thriller. Instead, it’s an overlong misfire that often feels like it’s trying to be artsy when it needs to be gritty. It’s an interesting failure, but unfortunately still a failure.” 2 out of 5, Voices from the Balcony
In the USA, Safe House 1618 was released by High Octane Pictures On-Demand (VOD) and on Digital on August 2, 2022.
Cast and characters:
Jasmine Day … Joelene Holt
Randy Rochford … The Doctor
Byron Thompson … Radio Voice
Maddie Steele … Julia
Matison Card … Lee Holt
Andrew Hook … Senator Gallagher Kelly
Brittney Carpenter … Jamie Holt
Cody Alban … Ronan Kelly
Ryan Fredericks … No. 1
Michael Puchino … Malcolm Isaac
Wyatt Jordan … The Clerk
Emma Gollob … Sarah Helms
Jesse Davis … Craig