Erik, a hustler, informs on his former drug dealer Bennie to get released from prison early. Newly sober and desperate to create his idea of a family, if only even for a day, Erik reconnects with his girlfriend Heather and convinces his best hustling client to get him an apartment, a car and a job. But things quickly spin out of control when Bennie comes looking for him.
SEE THE LINKS BELOW TO VIEW THE TRAILER AND STREAM THE TRIGGER ONLINE.
After a long career as an actor (including independent films such as Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss and Leather Jacket Love Story) Christopher Bradley was accepted to UCLA where he earned his MFA at the UCLA School of Theatre, Film, Television and Digital Media.
He now writes, directs and is a Senior Lecturer in Screenwriting at Arizona State University.
(Get to know him more through the intimate interviews in the links below under
"Reviews and Interviews.")
View the trailer here!
"The movie, now streaming on Amazon Prime, is a portrait of life not as we’d like it to be, but as it is. The film transcends its low budget. Exceptionally well shot in real settings, it has the look and feel of a film with a much higher budget."
"I felt, at times, like a voyeur who was not enjoying one bit of what he was seeing yet could not stop. I would not recommend this as a date film but I encourage everyone to see it and to think about what they saw."
"Bradley wants us to know the vicious cycle of post-incarceration makes it nearly impossible to walk a straight and narrow path."
"[He] puts a new wrinkle on an age-old redemption story with its unexpected conclusion."
"Characters cling to sobriety in The Trigger."
"This painfully human story, recently released on V.O.D., is about addiction and the search for a better life."
(Click the link, then turn the virtual "pages" to page 14.)
"Christopher Bradley Talks About Making His Indie Drama, The Trigger, Far From Hollywood."
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