Code 8 (2016)
In an alternate reality, 4% of the world’s population is born with special abilities. Most of these “specials” live under poverty line. Taylor, a “special” living way under the poverty line takes different construction jobs in order to support his family. One day after work, over payment issues, Taylor intentionally damages his employer’s property. The police goes after Taylor and his friend, and just when the police is about to arrest Taylor, a fight erupts. A desperate young man possessing special powers clashes with a militarized police force after committing a petty crime.
Code 8 is an action/science fiction short film, produced as a proof of concept for a feature film version to be filmed later this year. On April 15th, 24 days into the indiegogo campaign the film had $750,000 donated, surpassing the goal of $200,000 by 375%.
Director: Jeff Chan
Writers: Jeff Chan & Chris Paré
Producers: Jeff Chan, Tommy Dingwall, Chris Paré
Executive Producers: Robbie Amell, Stephen Amell, Geoff McLean
Co-Producers: Art Chong, Billie Aleman
TAYLOR REED – Robbie Amell
ALEX PARK – Sung Kang
FREDDIE – Aaron Abrams
This film could not have been made without the generous support by Radiant Images, Married to Giants, Alter Ego, Eggplant Pictures, Mach Sound Studios, Vision Film Co, Frank Content, GO Film, Playfight VFX, Reactiv Pictures, Movie Armaments Group, Picture Vehicle Specialties and Cinespace Studios.