Screenwriter Chris Sparling made a name for himself with the one-man, one- location script Buried, which landed on the Black List, an industry. The latest Tweets from Chris Sparling (@chrissparling). Screenwriter (BURIED, ATM, THE SEA OF TREES, THE WARNING*, DOWN A DARK HALL*). Chris SparlingVerified account. @chrissparling. Screenwriter (BURIED, ATM, THE SEA OF TREES, THE WARNING*, DOWN A DARK HALL*).

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They also discover he cannot enter without an ATM card. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Both formats feature the minute R-rated version of the film as well as an minute unrated Director’s cut.

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Hawkeye says that people are describing it as Phone Booth meets Frozen. When a man with a similar coat abruptly enters the booth, he is overpowered and killed by David and Corey, but is revealed to be only an innocent janitor.

The hooded man shuts chriss the booth’s heater, rendering the booth cold to match the weather. Posted on Monday, February 15th, by Peter Sciretta.

They also both include a behind-the-scenes featurette and the trailer. Relentless, the hooded man sends the security guard’s car into David’s car, which slams into the booth and breaks it down.

This page was last edited on 2 Novemberat When the hooded man kills a dog walker, they attempt to phone the police, only to realize that their cellphones were left in the car.

The police arrive but David is arrested as the hooded man hides himself. Angered, David improvises a Molotov cocktail and throws it at the hooded killer, but the figure he sets ablaze turns out to be the dead security guard in a parka coat. In other projects Wikiquote. David lifts Emily on his shoulders to successfully trigger the fire sprinkler system alarm using the janitor’s lighter, a trash can, and some paper; but David slips, causing Emily to fall and fatally break her neck.


The police recover surveillance recordings of the events within the ATM booth, but it is made clear the killer had planned his actions so as not to appear in the footage, framing David for the killer’s crimes.

ATM ( film) – Wikipedia

After several hours, David and Emily realize Corey is still alive. The hour ATM is located in a remote area of the barren supermarket parking lot, in a not-so-great neighborhood. Corey eventually dies of blood loss and hypothermia. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. They panic and Corey suggests they return to the car, but David and Emily suspect the figure to be a robber.

Retrieved January 14, Screenwriter Chris Sparling made a name for himself with the one-man, one-location script Buriedwhich landed on the Black List, an industry insider list of the best unproduced screenplays of the year, and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

The rest of the story is set primarily in the ATM vestibule, and never leaves the supermarket parking lot. Details after the jump. Frustrated, Corey takes the janitor’s coat and leaves, but gets caught and stabbed by the hooded man, and seemingly killed. Trying to attract assistance, Emily then uses her lipstick to write “HELP” on the booth’s window, as the hooded figure tidies the scene eparling.


Chris Sparling – Wikipedia

Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. Three co-workers driving home together from a employee Christmas party in the city decide to grab some late night pizza, for which they must stop at the ATM, to get some cash.

After writing, directing, and acting in several low-budget independent films, [1] Sparling found mainstream success when his feature length screenplay Buried was purchased by producer Peter Safran. The films centers on three people trapped in an ATM booth by a psychopathic hooded figure. Providence, Rhode IslandUnited States.

In the final scene of the film, the hooded man, whose face is still unseen, returns to his headquarters, where he begins to map out similar attacks on a mini-mart, a farm house, and other ATMs. He uses this to spaeling to his car, where he finds out that wires are severed, and the car cannot start.

He also won a Goya Award in for Best Original Screenplay, [7] and he was nominated for a Gaudi Award [8] as well in the same category. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is the middle of the night, and all that surrounds them is cold and darkness.