Striving to achieve your goals, and not allowing anyone else control your destiny, is always a powerful and essential element in finding happiness in life. That’s certainly the case for the diverse group of artists and business owners in the new 3D dance film, ’48 Hours to Live,’ which is set to be released this Friday. The characters are so determined to obtain what they want, they’re willing to risk their lives in order to do so. In honor of the drama’s distribution, Shockya is premiering an exclusive new clip, which is titled ‘Smoke,’ that highlights the danger that regularly jeopardizes the characters’ existences.

The thriller features James Maslow as Wyatt, Caitlin Mchugh as Emma, Bianca Santos as Olivia, Beau Casper Smart as Donovan, Emilio Rivera as Gunner, Cody Longo as Liam, Michael Roark as Karl, Deray Davis as Fiorenntino, Jack Gillinsky as Hunter, Jack Johnson as Serivens, Matthew Espinosa as Burns and Tommy Flanagan as Kipling. ’48 Hours to Live’ was directed by Benny Boom.

The drama will be released in select theaters and on VOD across North America by Gravitas Ventures. ’48 Hours to Live’ may be pre-ordered on iTunes in the U.S. and Canada. The theaters and cities where ’48 Hours to Live’ will screen include Arena Cinemalounge in Los Angeles, AMC Woodridge in Chicago, Southlake Pavilion in Atlanta, Mesquite in Dallas, Arizona Center in Phoenix, Gulf Pointe in Houston, Philadelphia – Cherry Hill, AMC Bay Street in Emmeryville (San Francisco), AMC Aventura in Miami, Touchstar Spring Hill in Orlando and Kingsway Theatre in Canada.

Gravitas Ventures has released the following synopsis for ’48 Hours to Live’:

At the center of the glamorous and fast-paced Hollywood dance underworld, Wyatt, an aspiring dancer who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and has been in and out of trouble with the law, is forced by the DEA to work undercover in a nightclub known for is illegal activities. Everything changes when he falls in love with the wealthy club owner’s daughter and the twists and turns his life takes threaten to tear their romance apart.

Watch ‘Smoke,’ Shockya’s exclusive clip, and check out images, from ’48 Hours to Live,’ below.

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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