Ginger Nuts of Horror
With a title like 'Hack Job' one could be forgiven for thinking this short movie would be about a machete wielding maniac, in fact it's about a more real world horror regarding computer hacking and identity theft but with a twist ending. Crumb Budget Productions presents the story of Michael; a hacker plunged into what he believes is his own worst nightmare when a much better hacker competes with him, gradually eroding his identity in a tit-for-tat battle.
Emmanuel Skretas is fine in the role of Michael, as is Wayne McPhee who plays Bava, the second hacker.
To be truthful neither have much leeway to show their acting talent to a full capacity as this film is four minutes 23 seconds long. I think it could easily have been extended and would have built more tension that way. The 'hack-off' between the two is well played, but the crux of the story hinges on what happens when a third hacker gets involved.
It's a clever little idea, from which a clever little film has been created. You can watch it in its entirety via the link below: