An interview with Doug Jones (Silver Surfer in "Fantastic 4:Rise of the Silver Surfer"; Fauno/Pale Man in "Pan's Labyrinth"; Abe Sapien in "Hellboy I & Hellboy II") about GREYSCALE, a Daros Film.
GREYSCALE is a Neo-Noir Thriller in the tradition of Brick, Memento, Unknown, Lucky Number Slevin, and the 1950 classic D.O.A.
When his wife Julia is killed in an explosion at a mob warehouse, the world of artist Oliver Allen (Ryan Dunlap) literally turns gray.
Oliver, a painter who had hoped to trade a checkered past for a new life with Julia, suffers from Achromatopsia – the inability to see any color – a condition that plunges him into a world of black and white and shades of gray.
It’s the least of his problems.
The Mob is after him. Gavin Calhoun (Tim Russ of Star Trek: Voyager, Samantha Who?), is intent on two things: avenging the death of his son, who also died at the warehouse; and finding out what Oliver knows about a dead undercover cop who penetrated the Family – a cop who happened to be Julia’s father (Anthony Tyler Quinn of Boy Meets World, No Greater Love).
So Oliver abandons his witness-protection safe house in Denver, one step ahead of Calhoun’s murderous lieutenant, Jamison (Doug Jones of Hellboy 1 & 2, Pan's Labyrinth, and Fantastic Four 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer), and seeks refuge in the college town of his idyllic university days with Julia. Amidst a swirl of flashbacks, he enlists the help of Blake, his eccentric college roommate, and Winston, a techno-geek with an arsenal of tricked out toys that go bang.
Into the mix comes Rachel Soren (Marisa Draeger), a stunning and mysterious woman who offers a strange deal: art for information. In return for a painting, she promises answers to Oliver’s shaded past, sending the tortured artist on a desperate quest to discover the reasons behind the spiral of violence.
Oliver descends into the netherworld, mining the back streets and alleys and last-chance churches for any detail about a mob database and the decryption key that might unlock it. Oliver's search catapults him into a web of betrayal – in which no one seems to be who they are, where loyalties are tested, and allegiances broken, giving him a last chance to make peace with the past and a new shot at a future.