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HAZE Exclusive Clip: Goldfish

This is an exclusive clip of David Burkman's HAZE, in theaters on October 13th, in which we look at some of the horrors of hazing.

Haze is coming to theaters on October 13th and to VOD on October 17th, 2017.

Directed by David Burkman
Written by David Burkman
Starring Kirk Curran, Mike Blejer, Jeremy O’Shea


Nick Forest, a college freshman, wants nothing more than to join a fraternity. However, in the wake of a brutal hazing death on campus, his estranged older brother, Pete, is rallying against the Greek system. Nick ignores Pete’s protests and rushes Psi Theta Epsilon, notorious for its rumored hazing practices. As Nick begins the pledging process, he relishes the bonding and the partying, especially with Sophie, an irresistible sorority tease.

Goldfish - HAZE Exclusive Clip

source: Gravitas Ventures

When Nick’s close friend, Mimi, struggles with her own sorority experience, and his fraternity’s rumored hazing turns dangerously real, Nick begins to question everything. But is he in too deep? A modern retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Dionysus – the god of wine, revelry, and ecstasy – Haze is a raw, shocking glimpse into a world of institutionalized savagery and into the heart of a young man driven by a desperate need for acceptance and brotherhood.

From director David Burkman:

The themes of brotherhood and the nature of friendship are at the heart of things in Haze, but I also wanted to explore why people endure being hazed, how hazing escalates, how it’s tradition of operant conditioning — alternating punishment/reward — glues its adherents to the established brotherhood. Whispering through the images and sounds of Haze are echoes of Stockholm Syndrome, patterns of domestic violence, and even the Holocaust. On this level, Haze is about much more than merely fraternity and sorority hazing — It is about the potential for cruelty in us as humans, about the strange and strong need in us to experience some measure of pain and suffering, about the animal in us all, about the extreme lengths to which we will go to belong.
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