By Leila Almas:
Mark's car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. The nearest gas station can be seen in the distance, and he knows he must get his car to it. Inside the gas station, a fallen Angel, played by Jose Yenque (Academy Award winning film Traffic) and The Devil played by Amin Jospeh (The Expendables) are playing a game of chess, where the fallen Angel works as a clerk. However, this chess game is no friendly chess game, they're waging on people's souls. When Mark, pushes his car up to a gas pump (played by up and coming Los Angeles actor Philip Adkins,) they realize they have their first soul to bet on. Once Mark enters the gas station, he is greeted by The Angel. The Devil, who has morphed into a more pleasant individual, offers Mark a job. Mark gladly accepts the job from The Devil, and this leads us into a dark fantasy that Mark has to escape from. While he is alone in the vast desert, he is approached by several different people at different times. Mark can no longer determine who is "good" and who is "evil;" who is leading him towards truth vs. who is leading him onto a dark path.
4 AM Gas Station Muzak is a fantasy short film with a dark and mysterious edge. It centers around a fallen Angel played by Jose Yenque ( Academy award winning film Traffic) and The Devil played by Amin Jospeh (The Expendables) playing a friendly game of Chess at a gas station where the fallen angel works as a clerk. However this chess game is no friendly chess game, they're waging on someone's soul. When a poor man by the name of mark enters (Mark) played by up and coming Los Angeles actor Phil Adkins , they know they have their first soul to bet on. The film is a roller coaster of emotions and dream like stages for Mark as he gets tangled between the webs of good and evil. It's up to Mark to decide if he's willing to gamble with his destiny.