Survival Skills

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Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Rating:Not Rated
Additional Info
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Vayu O’Donnell
Stacy Keach
Ericka Kreutz
Spencer Garrett
Emily Chisholm
Madeline Anderson
Tyra Colar
Bradford Farwell
Director:Quinn Armstrong
Producer:Colin West
Michael Orion Downing
Screenwriter:Quinn Armstrong
Cinematographer:Allie Schultz
Editor:Keara Burton



In this throwback to 80s police training videos Jim, a rookie cop, gets in over his head when he tries to navigate a domestic violence case outside the law. Starring Stacy Keach (Nebraska, Blue Bloods, Prison Break).

Will an overzealous rookie survive his training? In this superbly crafted satire of police training videos of the 80s, Jim is a robotic, wooden, yet eager (at first) rookie cop. The “narrator” must teach Jim the ropes and make him a true peace officer. But it isn’t easy. Jim’s not an easy teach. The narrator’s extremely calm and matter-of-fact demeanor is rattled when his rookie begins to disobey orders. Oops! Does Jim have what it takes to obey, to fulfill, and to live the life of a real-life cop? This dark comedy is a combination of Pleasantville and the Purple Rose of Cairo. Will Jim go too far to protect the citizens in his care? Or will he become a victim of the survival solutions video designed to protect him? The suspense will keep you hanging to the very end and split your sides in the process.

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