Redemption is a 2020 short film written and directed by Alex Smoot that tells the mind-bending story of Ronan Dillinger, a disgraced LAPD detective accused of murdering his wife. Although Ronan is convinced that he is innocent and hell-bent on proving so, everyone believes that he is guilty—Everyone. Inspired by Orson Welles’ The Trial, Blade Runner, and other science fiction and detective classics, Redemption illustrates a cautionary reality where conformity reigns over the truth.
The Smoot Co. is a Los Angeles and South Florida based production company devoted to producing and financing independent films. Founded in 2018 by writer/director Alex Smoot, the company produces both short and feature films in the drama, thriller, sci-fi, and horror genres.