Marcus is a young recruit who wants to make a career in the forces like his deceased father. As a young man, he works towards it, shining in his duty and winning praise from his CO. Having married his childhood sweetheart Abigail, his life seemed to go along smooth. During a deployment in Syria, Marcus is injured in the action and almost incapacitated. A year later, his wife is killed during an attempted housebreak and it devastates Marcus. The killer, Damon, is arrested by the cops and later sentenced to death, serving his prison term in the top security Alcatraz prison. Marcus is unsatisfied with the punishment meted out by the judicial system, he wants to punish the person who killed his wife with his own hands. Immobile, confined to a wheelchair, and with no resources to achieve his end, Marcus prepares for sweet revenge. Meanwhile, inside the high-security prison, there is a parallel arrangement of execution that is straight out of medieval horror stories. As a multitude of unusual characters come into the picture, the plot thickens.
‘The Projectionist’ is a feature length script from Writer Micheal Dean. Dean creates a thrilling prison drama with elements of horror and gore infused into a plot of revenge. He creates many characters, each detailed and fleshed out, and weaves them all into a thrilling plot with a big surprise at the end. He imagines a parallel judiciary inside the prison where a specialized group of vigilantes take up the mantle of delivering justice where the legal structure was inadequate. A group of rich patrons seeking twisted pleasures, diabolical contraptions that put medieval torture devices to shame and a very dark theme of execution running through, the film promises to be a dark thriller that will send the shivers up the spine.
‘The projectionist’ broaches the subject of capital punishment and the question ‘who may grant the ultimate punishment?’