Nine Miles Down

Synopsis: In the Sahara desert, a sandstorm batters a deserted drilling station. Thomas "Jack" Jackman a security patrolman, battles through the high winds to find out why all contact with the station has been lost. Originally built for gas exploration, and then abandoned, the site had recently been taken over by a multi-national research team intent on drilling deeper into the earth's crust than ever before.
Director(s): Anthony Waller
Production: Uncork'd Entertainment
86 min

Central Sahara, North Africa

Base to Mobile 4

Base to Mobile 4

Jack, are you there?

- Still in traffic, Kat.

- What's your location?

ETA in...

about under an hour.

Is there any luck?.

You heard any news from them?

No one for the past 72 hours

- There's no time, move faster.

- Don't worry, Kat.

- sure does not become any problem.

- You be careful.

You call for help when something goes wrong.

- And you fallback safe.

- We will, God bless you, Kathy.



GNE security here..

Anybody home?


GNE security.

Open the door.

It's a help.

They drew markings right into the jackal...

writing blood on the walls.

You're fucking kidding me

What does it say?

I don't know it's in Arabic.

but it's nothing to get into talk about.

leaving blood and bullet holes...

- So when do we have hump?

- Kat, I'll be fine.

there are some other buildings I could check out but not in this

and it's gonna be dark soon.

Who's on graveyard?


- Tell him I'm checking again at 2100.

- You bet.

and inform Caswell.

Over and out.

,,Emal Duwayce?

Professor Borman, would you mind sharing with us,

what is attracting you and your team...

... to research one of the remotest location in the Sahara?

It's not the Sahara that say, is attracting me.

- ... but what lies far beneath it.

- What is it that you're hoping to find?

Genaueres should reveal more at the press conference later this afternoon...

... that seismographic data has revealed a fast geological anomaly..

... deep within the Earth's crust.


I expect you're wondering why I've summoned you this day.

Come in, yes you

don't be shy..

There are plenty of seats here at front.

I'll start again..

I've summoned you here today

to announce our groundbreaking objective.

To drill deeper than ever before human history.

to unlock the mysteries

hidden deep below the Earth's surface.

Jebel Afra is one of the remotest areas in Sahara...

... and also the location of a former natural gas exploration site.

Seismographic data recently detected a massive

underground cavity opened 9 miles down .

Now that new techniques make it viable to dig deeper, a much bigger crew...

... are put together in a team of international researchers...

and local workers to lease the site and resume drilling.

Some team members are looking to find

... new independent vehicled life forms.

perhaps extremophiles

such as hepothermials.

...but you can trust all colleagues

in the Institute

I don't think it's the Isolation Room

they were all experienced to fieldwork,

as they used to have. No, no.

This is different...

There are bizarre expeculations and

soul searching about the ethics of what we're doing.

there were only local drilling,

that, I could understand.

There were supertitious Berbes,

who talked of having disturbed some spiritual realm.

But it's affected us all, I mean...

Dr. lvanov and I are engaged in long and

heated discussions...

... about the meaning of good and evil.

It's bizarre.

Oh, God.


- Anybody here...?

- Mobile 4.

Mobile 4...

- Morning, Kat.

- Any development?

- I'm just checking something out...

- Checking what?


- Seems I may have some company.

- Jack, what is it?

I'll get back to you.

You gotta be kidding me.


- It's about fucking time!

- What?

- Let me get change then we can go.

- Wait, wait, wait, wait, who are you?

- What's been going on here?

- It's a long story.

The sooner we get out of here,

the better.

- Are you alone?

- Not anymore.

Hello lady?

Look ahh...

I don't know how long you're gonna pee,

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Everett De Roche

Everett De Roche (July 12, 1946 - April 2, 2014) was an American-Australian screenwriter who has worked extensively in Australian film and TV. He was best known for his work in the thriller and horror genre, with such credits as Long Weekend, Patrick and Road Games. more…

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