Genre - Action, Drama, and Thriller

Facing bankruptcy and criminal prosecution, Frank Aruca decides to sacrifice his own life to save his family from financial ruin, but his plans are changed by a higher power.


Playhouse West Film Festival
June 10-12, 2011 
Sun, June 12th, @ 1PM

Park City Film Festival
May 20-30, 2011
Schedule to be posted soon.





Frank Aruca is a self-made man. A Cuban refugee, he came to America as an impoverished teenager, with only the shirt on his back. But through persistence and determination, he worked his way up in the construction business. Until he achieved the American dream. He had it all as a multi-millionaire real estate developer. But to get to the top, he had to cut some ethical corners. “Price of doing business”, he says. But now he faces the consequences for bending the rules. He is looking at financial ruin. And worse, criminal prosecution. His business has been padlocked. His assets are being seized. He can no longer fly his prized plane. It sits idle in his custom airplane hangar. But Frank has never shied away from adversity. And he won’t let them hurt what ís most important to him: his wife and child. So he comes up with a drastic scheme to shield his family from financial hardship: Frank will sacrifice his own life to save his loved ones from can a life of poverty and shame. Through his lawyer Gryske, Frank hires two “mechanics” to arrange it so that he will suffer a fatal car accident, thereby enabling his wife to collect on his million dollar life insurance policy. But when “Gryske’s people” arrive at Frank’s private hangar, Frank finds that they are more, much more, than they first appear. 


A merit/andrew Film

Written and Directed by Cameron Young

Produced by Caroline Scott

Executive Producer: Carter Fisk

Executive Producers: Curt Fleming and Scott Fleming

Director of Photography: Roger Chingirian

Edited by Art Riddle and Scott Fleming

Music by Dave Volpe



Frank: Oscar Torre

Gryske: Jeff Witzke

Mort: Wolfgang Bodison

Gabe: Michael Bailey Smith

Man 1: Ryan K Smith

Man 2: Dave Kuhr



1st Assistant Camera: Kyle Klutz

2nd Assistant Camera: Trent Ellis

Gaffer: Steven Lundgren

Best Boy Electric: Alex Gaynor

Key Grip: Layne McIsaac

Dolly Grip: Dwight Stone

Grips/Drivers: Richard Jenkins and John Plume

Casting: Cameron Young

Sound: Tana Rustianonta

Production Designer: Roxy Maronyan

Set Decorator: Rolando Mendez

Hair/Make Up: Michelle Matthias

Orchestra Contractor:  Mark Robertson

Titles: Scott Fleming

Audio Post: Stewart Sound

Audio Engineers: Dave Myslek and Jose Garcia

Production Assistants: Dustin Grabner, Orlando Gonzales, Quinton Brudos-Sommer, Andrea Lane, Kerena Mendez



Les Whittlesey and the Whittlesey Family

Jim Heinemann

“Capt Kirk” McQuown

Carlos Musquez 

Richard Whitson

Don & Pauline Young

Stewart Sound

Luka Grip and Lighting

Kerena Mendez/Fairy Cakes