A news editor unleashes a dangerous political conspiracy in “Dashcam”

A news editor unleashes a dangerous political conspiracy in "Dashcam"
Eric Tabach in Dashcam (2021). Photo by TXE - © Kamikaze Dogfight

Dashcam (2021) is a psychological thriller that, in the words of the filmmakers, it has been inspired by Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up (1966), Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation (1974), and Brian De Palma’s Blow Out (1981), and all three pivotal pieces of espionage cinema.

The movie centers on Jake, a timid video editor at a local news channel who fantasizes about becoming a reporter. While editing a piece on a routine traffic stop that resulted in the death of a police officer and a major political official, Jake is inadvertently sent dashcam video evidence that tells a completely different story. Working alone from his small apartment in NYC, Jake uses his skills as an editor to analyze the footage and piece together the truth behind what actually happened. Has Jake uncovered a conspiracy that he can break on the morning news? Or is he seeing things that aren’t really there?

This is the debut feature film of producer, writer, and director Christian Nilsson, an Emmy Award-winning video journalist and producer who achieved some notoriety with his short film Unsubscribe (2020).

Dashcam (2021) is starring Eric Tabach, who has been recently seen in the TV series Blue Bloods (2010–) and action film Dead Sound (2018), and underground legend Larry Fessenden, known recently for Jakob’s Wife (2021), Dementer (2019), Depraved (2019), and The House of the Devil (2009). The rest of the main cast is formed by Giorgia Whigham, Zachary Booth, Giullian Yao Gioiello, Noa Fisher, Scott Aiello, and Rich Vience.

The movie is scheduled for a digital release on October 19, 2021, by Kamikaze Dogfight and Gravitas Ventures. Watch here the official trailer for Dashcam (2021).

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