A mixed martial arts action-adventure, BRUTAL is helmed by writer/director Donald Lawrence Flaherty. The film feature fight sequences created by two of Hollywood’s top stunt performers Colin Follenweider and Christ Torres. Starring Morgan Benoit (THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM), David Mattey (HANCOCK) and Stacy Jorgensen (GREY SKIES), BRUTAL is also the feature film debut for former All-American and New York Giants offensive lineman Jeff Hatch
BRUTAL centers on Trevor (Morgan Benoit), abducted from his backyard at the age of fifteen by an unseen alien presence. Forced into nearly two decades of no-holds-barred fights against other abductees inside an unearthly mixed martial arts arena, Trevor has evolved from an innocent boy into a brutal fighting machine. Derek, (Jeff Hatch) an ambulance chasing lawyer, is the latest lab-rat abductee forced to fight Trevor. As the two men exchange ever-increasing beating over the course of weeks and months, the brutality of their existence and the true nature of their humanity is slowly revealed. With elements of THE TWILIGHT ZONE and THE PRISONER, BRUTAL explores through science fiction, allegory and psychological drama, man’s violent nature and our propensity to commit unthinkable acts of violence against each other. Yet through this prism of brutality our capacity to love one another, even in the worst of circumstances is celebrated.
BRUTAL was filmed entirely in the United States of America.