John Beaton Hill, writer/director of the highly-anticipated crime thriller WOLVES OF SAVIN HILL, has won the prestigious Chris Brinker Award at the San Diego Film Festival.
One of the most talked about projects of this year's SDFF, WOLVES OF SAVIN HILL is a crime-thriller starring David Cooley, Tonya Cornelisse, Kurt Fuller (SUPERNATURAL), Jack McGee (RESCUE ME) and Michael Massee (SE7EN). It premieres on Saturday at the festival.
The Chris Brinker award, named after the late producer and filmmaker (best known for producing the cult hit THE BOONDOCK SAINTS), recognizes gifted first time feature filmmaker’s who have been accepted into the festival.
Bostonian Hill is a graduate of Syracuse University and attended The University of Wisconsin, Madison as well as National Theater Institute in Waterford, Connecticut. Before making a name for himself as a filmmaker, Hill was an accomplished gymnast at Syracuse University where he was the recipient of the Phi Epsilon Kappa Award for most outstanding student athlete and was also the featured gymnast in the 1992 Olympic Games closing ceremonies in Barcelona, Spain.
Childhood friends from the streets of Boston drift apart following a shocking discovery deep in the woods of Savin Hill. Years later a tragic murder brings them together again. But for one man, it’s no mistake. A trap has been set…
After serving time for a crime he didn’t commit, TOM GREYS (DAVID COOLEY) is released from prison with a score to settle: he is dead-set on tracking down the man who set him up…his childhood best friend and L.A. cop, SEAN O’BRIEN. (BRIAN SCANNELL, GONE BABY GONE)
Ravaged by his friend’s betrayal, Tom hunts Sean through the dark streets of Los Angeles and finds himself trapped in a web of lies only a devil could weave. Face to face at last, the two men are caught in a final and explosive showdown. After years of gut-wrenching deception, it can only end with one man standing.
THE WOLVES OF SAVIN HILL is a tale of betrayal, madness and revenge, where the line between good and evil is as thin as the thread that connects us all.