The Gauntlet

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the gauntlet


Horror Feature from United States and China

Length: 80 minutes
Screens: Friday, February 28: Block 3
Directed By: Matt Eskandari
Produced By: Wellington Sun
Website: www.Facebook.Com/Thegauntletmovie

In a sunken castle underneath the earth, five strangers awake. They have no food. No memory. No water. And no way out. They don’t know it yet, but they’re capable of something they never imagined. They must organize and band together for the sinister adventure that awaits them

Matt Eskandari is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. His first short, The Taking was the winner of ‘Best Horror Film’ at Stan Winston’s ScreamfestLA. The film propelled him to nationwide exposure when he was chosen by Steven Spielberg to participate in the FOX reality competition ‘On the Lot.’ His controversial Cannes feature debut Victim was distributed theatrically by IFC Films. Eskandari has continued to direct international music videos and commercial promos across the globe.

Awards Won
2013 Chicago Horror Fest – Best Feature Film
2013 Shockfest Film Festival – Best Feature Film
2013 La Cinema Festival of Hollywood” – Best Director


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