“Number 9” was Reel 9 Production’s first film, shot in 2009 with an old grainy camera. Highlights include jaw-dropping scenery from the famous Eastern State Penitentiary and an epic original score by the talented Andrew Alburn.  Abandoned for over thirty-five years, this old Penitentiary lies in ruin. Upon his visit in 1842, Charles Dickens once described the effects of Eastern State upon its inhabitants as having a “slow and daily tampering with the mysteries of the brain,” which he viewed as “immeasurably worse than any torture of the body.” On the surface this film is the story of a man trying to find a means of escape; however, the viewer is confronted with their own interpretation of what it means to be trapped or truly free.

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