Bad Karma Films
June 29, 2002
After helping steal a disk that may contain information about an alien invasion, Jaxon Reeves (Timothy English) soon learns there is a price to pay for betrayal. When his wife, Julie (Sarah Walker) is abducted, Jax goes into hiding only to be tracked down by members from the same secret government agency, Victor Corso (James Kellogg) and the mysterious Blonde Woman (Meghan Dickinson); each who wants to recover the disk for their own personal agenda. As Jax struggles to figure out who he can trust, he quickly realizes the E.T.R.A. group aren’t the only ones hunting him. As the supernatural Men in Black get closer, Jax realizes he only has one choice if he is to survive….RUN!
Written and Directed by Timothy English
Original Score composed by Doug Rottering
Meghan Dickinson as The Blonde Woman
James Kellogg as Victor Corso
Ed McLinn as Agent Nine
Rick Seifert as Agent Zero
Ryan Singer as Detective Carter
Nick Casarona as Detective Spano
Sarah Walker as Julie Reeves
Timothy English as Jaxon Reeves
Run was screened before a full house at the Rio Theatre in Overland Park, KS. on June 29, 2002. Admission was free.
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- Lawrence Journal World
- Eudora News
- Run! was shot in Topeka, Ks., Lawrence, Ks. and Eudora, Ks. in 2001 with additional shooting in Chicago in spring 2002.
- The Chicago footage was used only at the beginning of the opening titles.
- The abduction sequence was shot over two days on two locations in Topeka and Eudora in the fall of 2001 and required 15 crew members.
- Three different actors were cast to play Jax Reeves before Timothy English took over the role.
- Most of the film was shot with a two man crew.
- Ed McLinn, who plays MiB Agent 9, is also the voice of Daniel Logan heard on the answering machine.
- Composer D.H. Rottering also worked with Timothy English on Stuck on Star Wars and Grassfire.
- James Kellogg and Timothy English also appeared together in Stuck on Star Wars.
- Run was inspired by the 1966 George Lucas short film Freiheit.
- The name Dr. Scully is a nod to Dr. Dana Scully on The X-Files. In Run!, Dr. Scully is a man and is never shown on screen.
- The Blonde Woman is never referred to by name in Run!.
- The character Victor Corso was named after Philip J. Corso a former U.S. Army Lieutenant who wrote the book, ‘The Day After Roswell’.
- Filming was interrupted while shooting the climactic scene by the Lawrence Police Department. Neighbors in the rural neighborhood where it was filmed called the police claiming someone was being executed and dragged from a vehicle.
- Five of the cast members attended Topeka West High School.
- “Run!” was originally meant as a short film prequel to a proposed alien invasion trilogy. The first film of ‘The Invasion Chronicles’ was supposed to be called Oracle. It was put on hold because of the birth of English’s daughter in 2003.
- Currently there are plans to reboot “Run” under the working title of “EndRun”.