The Toll

The Toll

It's 1am. An exhausted Cami orders a rideshare at the airport. Her driver: Spencer, awkward and unsettling. Her destination: Her dad’s place in the middle of nowhere. Cami grows increasingly suspicious of Spencer's odd behavior. This fear gives way to full-blown terror when their car breaks down on a secluded road. And they both realize they're not alone...
Suddenly the car comes under attack - a rock smashes through the window. Attached to a message that warns visitors must “pay the toll.”
Cami and Spencer realize it's a supernatural force haunting them: the Toll Man, pitting these two strangers against each other. Until they discover that for either to survive, one of them has to die.

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Michael Nader


Director: Michael Nader
Executive Producer: Marko Hegner
Producer: Max Topplin, Jordan Hayes, William Day Frank
Screenwriter: Michael Nader
Cinematographer: Jordan Kennington
Editor: Michael Nader
Production Designer: Lucas Gentilcore
Sound Designer: Jamie Hardt
Music: Torin Borrowdale
Principal Cast: Jordan Hayes, Max Topplin, James McGowan, Rosemary Dunsmore


Public Film Contact
Max Topplin
4am Films
Publicity Contact
Brandy Fons
Sales Agent
The Exchange
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Horror
Screening Section: Midnighters
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: Canada, United States
Language: English
Runtime: 80 mins