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Scott Storm made his directorial debut with this intense psychological thriller. Screenwriter Ben Sharpe (Randall Slavin), is attempting to conquer a writer's block when former friend Tom Rice turns up with a completed manuscript and solid publisher connections. Ben pretends to be pleased for his one-time pal, but in truth he harbors much envy and resentment, a situation that worsens when he eavesdrops on Tom's lovemaking with publisher's daughter Amanda (Andrea Roth). At the typewriter, he pecks out a fiendish plot to gain the upper hand on Tom -- with Amanda becoming a pawn in the game. Synthesized music score by Joe Kraemer. Shown at the 1998 Slamdance Film Festival.