"They Took Jacob is a gripping dystopian drama that follows Ellie, whose husband is drafted, forcing her to confront moral dilemmas. The film's brilliant performances, dark atmosphere, and thought-provoking themes make it a must-watch. It delves into love, sacrifice, and the human spirit, leaving a lasting impression on the audience." - The Great Film Club
ABOUT THE FILM
They Took Jacob, the award winning short film by Lexi Johnson, is inspired by a true lived event during the Vietnam War. Set in 2025, the film is a contemporary retelling of a young woman who is asked to do the unimaginable to save the life of someone close to her. Vone Deporter, beloved mother figure to writer director Lexi Johnson, is the woman whose real life story completely captured the heart and mind of Lexi. They Took Jacob is Lexi Johnson's directorial debut.
When Ellie's husband gets taken by a mandatory draft, she turns to her neighbor Turner, who asks her to do the unthinkable to help him avoid the same fate.
Played by Lexi Johnson
Smart, scared and guilty as hell. Things might have been different for her and Jacob if she hadn't been with Turner.
Played by Alex Goransson
Ellie's neighbor. Sensitive, funny, and desperate to avoid the draft. Turner could have probably made it as a musician if the world didn't go to shit.
Played by Kyle Joseph Buckley
They took Jacob and they're coming for you.