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Directed by Nathan Williams

Oregon, Washington 2015 94 min.

In a perilous age of cyber attacks, domestic spying, and political intrigue, the trading of classified information has not been this intense since the Cold War. Here, a journalist who is receiving secrets meets with a shadowy figure who understands full well the consequences of  leaking high-level information. The problem: the naïve reporter takes their wide-open surroundings in Eastern Washington to mean the two are all alone. Building tangible tension through the use of the landscape and the tight confines of the vehicle in which these two conspirators meet, If There’s a Hell Below embodies “existential elements in the likes of North by Northwest and No Country for Old Men.”—Hollywood Reporter.