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A Psychological Crime Thriller 



An abused boy discovers and befriends a criminal chained inside an abandoned warehouse, but after a violent betrayal the abused becomes the abuser, putting both their lives in peril.


A psychological crime thriller by award-winning writer/director Titus Heckel  starring genre favourite Aleks Paunovic (VAN HELSING, SNOWPIERCER, SEE) and rising star Marlon Kazadi (CHILD’S PLAY and  GHOSTBUSTERS: Afterlife), along with Canadian Screen Award winning actor Adrian Holmes (star of the Bravo hit series 19-2 and the Netflix series V WARS).   


With its masterfully crafted script that explores the timely issues of abuse and bullying, and how toxic masculinity can be both the trigger and fuel for both, MPP is excited to share this profound, provocative story with the world and to create a conversation around these important issues.

CHAINED on My Precious Story Lounge 

To learn more about the cast, crew and process of making CHAINED, check out the CHAINED Room on My Precious Story Lounge! You can also find information about the exciting initiative ‘CHAINED supports Covenant House’ and find out how you can support homeless youth. 

Where to Watch

Available to rent or own on all digital platforms across the U.S. and Canada. Also available in Canada on Super Channel. (Click links below)

Coming to German-speaking Europe in Summer 2022!

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- Winner - 2018 JETS Program (Telefilm supported international coproduction initiative and pitching competition held during the European Film Market)

- Semi-finalist in the 2018 Academy Nicholl Fellowship for Screenwriting

- Recipient of Canada Feature Film Fund, Telefilm (2019)

- Recipient of Polish & Packaging, Stage 1 from Harold Greenberg Fund (2018)

- Recipient of Project Development Fund Creative BC (2018)

- World Premiere at the 2020 Vancouver International Film Festival

- Nominated for six awards with the Vancouver Film Critics Circle awards including Best BC Film (winner), Best Canadian Screenplay, Best Canadian Actor (Marlon Kazadi), 2 x Best Canadian Supporting Actor (Aleks Paunovic and Adrian Holmes), "Canada’s One To Watch" - Titus Heckel (tied for win)

- One of only nine feature films selected for the 2021 Canadian Film Fest

- Winner Best Producer (Rachelle Chartrand), Winner Best Actor (Aleks Paunovic), Winner Best Young Actor (Marlon Kazadi); Nominated for Best Film at the New York International Film Festival, 04/2021

- Nominated Best Screenplay, Best Casting, Best Supporting Actor (Adrian Holmes) 2021 Leo Awards

- Nominated Best Film (budget > $100K) – Toronto Independent Film Awards

- Two nominations for Best Lead Actor (Marlon Kazadi and Aleks Paunovic) - UBCP/ACTRA Awards 

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