Written and directed by filmmaker Adrian Powers, Scruples is another testosterone heavy thriller that has much indebtedness to the early films of Quentin Tarantino. Two 'cleaners' for a criminal gang have been sent to tie up a loose end. However, one of them is an undercover cop who finds himself in a tricky spot. A slightly insincere account of how a policeman would actually have to act is forgivable and Powers has gone on to make his first feature film.
The Trail's End is a poem written by Bonnie Parker, famous for being one half of the bank robbing duo Bonnie & Clyde. David Rosenbaum takes the Bonnie & Clyde story as inspiration for his sci-fi romance. In a futuristic world, a man is living in the next door apartment to a girl he sees but never talks to. When he hears her apparently being beaten-up he feels he has no choice but to intervene.
A Message From Fallujah, co-written by Shane Briant and its director, Richard Gibson, won several awards on the short film festival circuit, playing particularly well in North America. Set in war-torn Iraq, A Message From Fallujah centres on Daniel Crane, an American civilian engineer who is kidnapped by an extremist group of militia. In an impossible situation, he manages to escape his captives but finds himself in a nightmarish realm outside his prison.