EDGE. On the surface, it's the story of a madman terrorizing a helpless city, taking lives without a second thought. Blood is this man's water. Enter Jack Rivers, detective for the city's police department and ace headhunter who always gets his man. Stymied by the difficulty of catching this serial murderer, Jack begins to stumble in a blind fury and the line between 'justice' and 'murder' becomes blurred. This is the story of a man whose life is about to change forever. He's about to go over the EDGE.
EDGE Theatrical Trailer
"The Making of EDGE"
"Starting the summer after I graduated high school in 2010 I took my ambition to be a film maker and decided then and there that I wasn't going to wait to reach Hollywood before I made his first feature film, I was going to do it here and now. So I gathered together a team of fellow film enthusiasts and began to work on a collaboration project that would embody the group's passion. Teaming up with childhood friend Tyler Dean, a self-described "horror fanatic", we worked laboriously over the summer to finish our first manuscript. The tides of success nipping at our heels, we immediately started planning the shoot for the following year. With only $1,000, minimal rations, and a tight shooting schedule, the crew worked to make this feature as creatively as possible despite the dire circumstances. With the help of my uncle, Captain Jim Enright of the La Palma Police Department, we were able to shoot EDGE the way it was intended to be shot - on realistic sets and with vehicles lent by said police department. In July of 2011 production was completed and in February 2012 the motley crew completed post."
- Producer Jacob Whitley
"When I decided to create EDGE, my senior year in high school was just wrapping up. Persistence and Ambitious are two of the many words that describe my personality, but also happen to be the two factors that have lead to the successes of this film. Originally EDGE was just an idea tossed around between some friends and I. What it became was a character story about a Detective who deals with the pain of his past and slowly devolves from hero to vigilante, killing on impulse and without remorse. He has, in essence, transformed into the very thing he hunts and becomes his own enemy in a face-off against his inner demons. Not only am I proud of the script and the film, but I'm proud of my cast and crew. Spending almost 2 years on a project that everyone was working on for free, we triumphed over a ridiculously low budget and with our creativity we created a master piece. This film represents one of the biggest goals in my life: to create a feature film before the age of twenty. This film has shown me that I don't need the big Hollywood budget to make what became an experience. All I need is an idea, and the rest will follow. With one film down, I'm ready for the next big project."
-Director Jacob Whitley
EDGE Full Movie
In 2014 EDGE was re-released in black and white as the director felt it gave the film a new and vintage twist which created a whole new viewing method of the production.
EDGE Full Movie in Black & White