OPENING NIGHT THURSDAY  May 30, 2024 6:00pm


  • Director: J. Swain
  • WORLD Premiere
  • NYC 2023, 18 min
  • Category: Urban / Drama


No Way Out is a gripping drama based on two brothers from the Southeast section of the Bronx. The film opens after Dirk Swain returns to New York, from his school “Hampton University”, to recover from being shot in the head on their campus.

Dirk struggles dealing with the pain from his head injury but still has to decide if he is going to return to college in Virginia.

After a careful decision, he agrees to return to school within a week. He celebrates with friends by attending the Heavy D – Puff Daddy Celebrity Basketball game. No one knew that attending this basketball game could be the last major decision he would ever make.

J. Swain

Jason Swain’s pursuit of a film career took root in New York City, when he left the mail room at the NBC headquarters in New York and headed to Atlanta, Georgia. Swain first learned how to direct and edit while attending Clark Atlanta University (CAU). He received a Kodak Film Stock Grant after being named overall winner in the Atlanta Film festival at Clark for his first film “Down 4 Whatever”. In addition to his Bachelor’s degree from CAU, he has a master’s degree in Digital Marketing. After almost 20 years, in addition to Directing his 4th Feature film, Swain is Executive Director at his own Non-profit organization’s “Makin’ Room At The Top” (MRATT) Youth Film Program. The Youth from MRATT co-produced and co-Directed the Feature film “Save Me From Love” with Swain. Swain often adds “MRATT” to most of his credits when anyone from the program assists.

Today, Swain lives back in New York, and just produced a pilot titled: “No Way out” from the 6Train to Parkchester” series.


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