Award of Merit – The Associate (USA)

Title: The Associate
Runtime: 35 min
Country: USA
Director: Mike Wenderlich
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: March, 2022

Synopsis: Matthew McGold (Hunter Kohl) feels suffocated by The Assocation’s tight grip on his life. Although appreciative of the job opportunity, he’s scared to admit he may just want to escape it all.

Once he accidentally intercepts the briefcase of his recently deceased co-worker, escape becomes his only option, as McGold uncovers a dark secret within the company that places a lethal target upon his back. As the clock ticks, will he escape before even his own mind is not safe?