Silk Road

Spotlight Narrative

World Premiere

FEATURE | USA | 112 MINUTES

SILK ROAD

Drama, Thriller

Young, affluent, and highly motivated, Ross Ulbricht has an ambitious goal: to launch the Internet’s first completely anonymous and unregulated marketplace. Based on the larger-than-life true events of Ulbricht’s life, Silk Road re-situates the story to the tune of a thriller when Ulbricht ends up the focus of a disreputable DEA agent and spurs an elaborate cat-and-mouse game between them. The men are polar opposites. Ross speaks enthusiastically about the possibilities his invention offers the world; Bowden, the agent, has to learn to abandon his street-smart approach while struggling through tutorials on how to use the Internet.

As the hunt continues, both men’s private lives begin to erode, causing them to cling to their jobs. Growing paranoia leads Ross to consider choices formerly unthinkable, and Bowden similarly finds himself in over his head, leading to the question: how far can idealism take you?—Joe Yanick


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Tiller Russell

Tiller Russell is a Texas native who directed The Seven Five (Netflix) and Operation Odessa, which garnered rave reviews at SXSW before debuting on Showtime. His next limited-series documentaries, The Last Narc (Amazon), and The Night Stalker (Netflix) further explore Russell’s interest in power.

Director
Tiller Russell
Producer
Stephen Gans, David Hyman, Duncan Montgomery, Alex Orlovsky, Jack Selby
Screenwriter
Tiller Russell
Cinematographer
Peter Flinckenberg
Editor
Greg O'Bryant
Composer
Mondo Boys
Executive Producer
Dawn Bierschwal, Christopher Figg, Elika Portnoy, Robert Whitehouse
Associate Producer
Lisa G. Hannusch, Lisa Richardson
Co-Producer
Melanie Kirk
Cast
Jason Clarke, Nick Robinson, Alexandra Shipp, Katie Aselton, Jimmi Simpson, Paul Walter Hauser

CONTACTS

International Sales Contact
Ashley Alexander
Sierra/Affinity
Phone: 424-253-1093
ashley@sierra-affinity.com
US Sales Contact
Abraham Bengio
Endeavor Content
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310 786 4693
abengio@endeavorcontent.com
US Sales Contact
Christopher Slager
Endeavor Content
Los Angeles , CA 90210
Phone: 310 285 9000
cslager@endeavorcontent.com
Print Source
Duncan Montgomery
High Frequency Entertainment
Austin, TX 78702
Phone: 512 499 8176
duncan@highfrequencyentertainment.com
International Sales Contact
Joey Monteiro
Sierra / Affinity
Santa Monica , CA 90404
Phone: 424 253 1066
joey@sierra-affinity.com