What's a Devil to do? The apocalypse is over, and he's won...but now he's bored.
Since the beginning of time, he's derived pleasure from torturing those who are desperate, but now he finds it difficult to have fun when there are so few victims to prey upon. "Hardly anyone puts up a fight anymore," he complains, and with that, HE learns for the first time what Hell feels like.
So to help pass the time, the Devil turns his attention to William and Amy, a young couple who made the bad decision to remain in the city, rather than evacuating when they had the chance. Now they are in a constant battle for their lives, as they realize that surviving the apocalypse is only the beginning of their nightmare. Drinkable water is scarce, and gangs rule the lawless streets. Feeling guilty over his decision to stay, William is desperate to keep Amy safe, and at his weakest moment, the Devil jumps at the chance to have some fun. Promising to guarantee Amy's safety, William accepts the Devil's "deal." Amy is protected as promised, but of course, the Devil makes certain that he's entertained.
From first-time Writer and Director Sarah Swingley, and first-time Producer Samuel Utley, "Set in Stone" provides an example of how having everything you desire may not be everything you want...even when you're the Devil.
The entire cast and crew of "Set in Stone" is comprised of students attending Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. The short film is the product of an immersive learning project, created in partnership with the state's film commission, Film Indiana. The objective of the project was to showcase the many excellent filming locations within the state of Indiana. "Set in Stone" was shot in the film-friendly city of Gary, Indiana.