A notorious Hollywood bad boy (Golden Globe winner Julian McMahon) is captured by a mysterious Jailer (Elias Koteas) while scouting a decrepit, abandoned prison for an upcoming film in co-directors David Alford and Robert Archer Lynn's unforgiving thriller. Derek Playto is a volatile visionary whose controversial reputation has earned him more than his fair share of enemies in the entertainment industry. In preparation for his upcoming feature film -- a violent prison drama -- Playto sets out to find theperfect surroundings in which to tell his brutal tale. Upon discovering a dilapidated prison that was once a notorious house of pain, it appears that Playto has found just such a location. But Playto isn't alone in this crumbling penitentiary, and upon being captured by the Jailer, the director's only hope for escape is to answer a series of increasingly intimate questions concerning his art and his life. With every unanswered question, Playto moves one step closer to the electric chair, yet as every answer reveals a telling piece of the filmmaker's deplorable past, the prospect of death becomes more of a welcome release than an unjustified punishment.