What would you do if you saw someone in trouble? Would you help, or turn the other way? That’s the question young couple Zakes (Will Ash) and Beth (Christine Bottomley) find themselves facing in writer and director Mark Tonderai’s Hush.
Driving up a dark, rain-soaked M1, the pair are abruptly cut off by a wildly-driven truck. For a brief moment, the back of the truck rolls open to reveal what looks like a distressed, half-naked woman, tied up and caged. Only half convinced of the reality of what he has seen, Zakes reports the incident to the police and then tries to put the whole thing out of his mind.
Shocked and angry at how unconcerned he is, Beth storms off when they pull in at a service station. When Zakes goes to look for her, she’s nowhere to be found… but a familiar looking truck, driven by a mysterious hooded figure, is pulling out of the car park. Knowing in his gut that the unthinkable has happened and Beth has been kidnapped, Zakes chases after the truck and so begins a brutal game of cat-and-mouse on the motorway.
A tense and taut thriller, Hush keeps you on the edge of your seat while asking the uncomfortable question – how far would you go to save someone you love?
Filmed on location in Yorkshire and the East Midlands, Hush opens in the UK on March 13th.