Escape from Death Block 13

Director: Gary Jones Run Time: 104 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Chris Hahn, Debbie Scaletta, Jeff Miller (XVII), Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Nicholas Turturro, Robert Bronzi

Country: United States
Language: English


Join us at the Film Center for a screening and Q&A with Director Gary Jones on Friday, October 15 at 7:30pm.


About the film:

After the death of his brother, Hungarian construction worker Miklos “Mick” Kovacs travels to America to seek justice. Wrongly convicted of extortion and attempted murder, Mick is sent to Pleasant Hill Penitentiary’s notorious Death Block 13. Between the sadistic inmates and the Warden’s deadly prison guards, survival proves to be an everyday struggle. Seething with revenge after discovering the truth behind his brother’s death, Mick’s rage ignites an explosive riot as he makes a daring escape from death block 13.

About the filmmaker:

Ohio filmmaker Gary Jones is a director, writer, producer, and VFX supervisor who has honed his craft on a variety of projects, from working on special effects for Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness to directing parts of Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys to helming exciting genre films including his feature debut Mosquito (1994), Syfy’s Planet Raptor (2007), and Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan (2013). Under his Mosquito Entertainment umbrella, Jones executive produced the shoot-em-up thriller Death Kiss (2018), also starring Robert Bronzi.

A seasoned independent filmmaker eager for a challenge, Jones knew he had to make a prison escape film during the renovations at Mansfield’s Ohio State Reformatory, the prison made famous in The Shawshank Redemption. More from the filmmaker here.

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