A short film about a group of street kids who rise up to fight back against the crime that fills the city streets they live in.
HoodRatz is the story of a group of teenagers who, fed up with the immorality of their city, become vigilantes of justice. However, they find that the corruption runs deep and it is much more dangerous than they expected.
Pan (Brian Froeb): The self-appointed leader of the HoodRatz. He is a headstrong eighteen-year-old who desperately wants to make a change in the city and on the streets. Both he and his sister are orphans.
Tink (Amanda Berkowitz): Pan’s younger sister. She is a very shy, small, and quirky thirteen-year-old, but she is athletic and gymnastic when fighting.
Michael (Michael Skeen): A foster child who met Pan and Tink on the streets. He originally suggested the idea of fighting for justice, but has since seen the futility of it. He comes from a broken home and has faced abuse.
Casper (Parker Thompson): A sixteen-year-old former drug dealer, with knowledge of multiple languages and the most technology-savvy of the group.
Angel (Dana Story): A sixteen-year-old femme fatale. She is manipulative, but a very good negotiator and fighter. She smokes like a chimney. She has a soft spot for Casper which usually goes ignored.
Felix (Kaio DeSouza): Michael’s foster brother. After fleeing the abuse at home, he found work in a local gang employed as mercenaries by the Loan Shark to hunt down debts and stop any opposition. Over the years he has climbed to the top and is now the leader of this gang.
Loan Shark (Jose Ruiz): The owner of a local loan shark agency. He often employs illegal methods to maintain control. The HoodRatz’s goal is to take him down.
HoodRatz is a short indie film. The cast is mostly from Providence High School in South Charlotte. The crew is composed of North Carolina School of the Arts students, Providence High students, and other young adults from the Charlotte area.
The project is being organized by Sasha Freger and Tanner Agle. Sasha is studying film at Emory University and aspires to be a screenwriter, director, and producer. Tanner is studying film at North Carolina School of the Arts with a concentration in directing, producing, and screenwriting. Both have worked on many smaller film projects before, but this will be their largest one to date. They are terrifically excited to work on this film and hope there will be many more to come.
HoodRatz is expected to run thirty to forty minutes and will be screened at the Duke Energy Theater in Charlotte, North Carolina summer 2013.
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