A Divine Image
Cruelty has a human heart,
And Jealousy a human face;
Terror the human form divine,
And Secresy the human dress.
The human dress is forged iron,
The human form a fiery forge,
The human face a furnace sealed,
The human heart its hungry gorge.
Presenting “BITE THE HAND” — The first HD Short Film from STRIKE A POSE!!! Films.
This jagged, hard-boiled thriller is about an aging hit man named Jack (Paul R. Sieber) who one day grows a conscience and decides to quit his blood-drenched career. But old connections just won’t die. Jack rejects his final and most detestable assignment: Annihilate the wife and daughters of a monstrous, power-mad client. Now he’s a contract killer turned target by his former organization, and it’s boss: the mysterious Mr. Callahan (John C. Bailey).
Jack takes his quest for redemption a step further by knocking off the child-murdering, psychopathic replacement killer, Ken Bayowitz (Dan Mascarello, Lead Fight Choreographer) in a brutal, no-holds barred action sequence. Enraged by his old friend’s disobedience, Mr. Callahan hires a young former soldier to end Jack’s rebellion. Jack knows someone is coming, but he has no idea that the new recruit, Red (Jay Saunders) is a starving bloodhound sent straight from hell with nothing to lose.
Bite the Hand is a intense, short drama centered on the theme of lost souls with nothing left to lose; killing for a living, and finally realizing there’s always a choice–even under the influence of the most tyrannical authority.
The story, conceived by Tom Murphy and Dylan Hintz, started as a humble “two guys in a room trying to shoot each other” hardboiled semi-action flick, and evolved into the dramatic tale it is today- a darkly humorous mediation on the themes of loyalty, betrayal, and killing to live.