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Fifty strangers wake up in a dark room, where they immediately learn that unseen forces
will vaporize them if they move.


Alien abduction meets game-of-death strategizing in Circle, a bare-bones drama featuring a single location and dozens of very anxious actors. Making their feature debut, writersdirectorsAaron Hann and Mario Miscione keep their ambitions in check, taking what easily could be a no-budget stage production and bringing just enough visual appeal to justify the cinematic treatment. It will be appreciated on the fest circuit, especially at genre-specific events, and may well introduce the duo to financiers for bigger outings in the future.... read more...

June 29, 2015

Society loves a good label. After all, labels allow us to judge people without the hassle of actually talking to them. But what if these superficial judgements were a matter of life and death? That’s the question posed by the fascinating new psychological thriller, Circle. Writer/directors Aaron Hann and Mario Miscione mix satire, horror, and science fiction into an irresistible social experiment that puts all of us under the microscope. Relentless and gripping, Circle is a battle royal for “civilized” society.... read more...

May 24, 2015

Circle is a psychological horror feature. From Taggart Productions and Votiv Films, the film stars Julie Benz (Saw V), Mercy Malick, Autumn Federici and Michael Nardelli. Circle had its World Premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival, in May of 2015. And, Circle is a compelling feature that looks at people's inherent biases, in a psychological fashion. The characters are diverse, but most of their motivations are unified by their will to survive. Though, some find their own demise a little quicker than others. Overall, the film is an entertaining feature. But, the social message is a little disconcerting; dishonesty has its rewards. Read more....

October 16, 2015

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