Soldier Ray Marrow (Zane Holtz) returns home after active duty in Syria when his wife is killed in a car accident. Meanwhile, 5-year-old son Lawrence Marrow (Azhy Robertson), who survived the accident, gets post-traumatic stress disorder and it begins to manifest in strange ways. The boy begins to show a supernatural knowledge of the disappearance of a young woman, causing Ray to be the target of a local gangster.
Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired Worldwide rights to the supernatural mystery/thriller BEYOND THE NIGHT, the directorial debut from writer/director Jason Noto (Addiction: A 60's Love Story). Breaking Glass acquired rights to the film in a deal negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff, and producer Robin Garvick on behalf of NewAley Pictures, Summerhawk Films, and Reckless Productions.The film will open theatrically in Los Angeles in early January, followed by a DVD & VOD release in the first quarter of 2019.
Beyond the Night held its world premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival, and went on to play the Austin Film Festival. The film stars Hunter Killer and From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series alum Zane Holtz, Emmy award-winner Tammy Blanchard (Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadow, Untitled Mr. Rogers project alongside Tom Hanks), Chance Kelly (American Sniper, Unbreakable), and Azhy Robertson (Juliet, Naked, Larry alongside Gillian Jacobs, Untitled Noah Baumbach Project).The film co-stars Neal Huff (Spotlight,The Grand Budapest Hotel), Skipp Sudduth (Orange is the New Black, Good Wife),and Enid Graham (The Sinner).
I have always been drawn to the darker side of humanity, dialing into complex issues surrounding mortality and the unflinching truths that often surface in dire situations. My first confrontation with death happened as a young boy on my newspaper delivery route, when I overheard my next-door neighbor take his own life. In that instant, a profound feeling of fragility was branded into my existence.
A proximity to sudden death pervaded my youth, drawing me deeper into questions surrounding purpose in life, mortality, and the mysteries of the afterlife. Beyond the Night is directly influenced by this period of my life.
Beyond the Night is inspired by numerous accounts of reincarnation found in my research. I was deeply intrigued and intent on exploring this topic further and began adapting it into a narrative through the lens of my own life experiences.
I knew I wanted to set, Beyond the Night in a remote coal miner's town, which is the birthplace of my grandmother, and best represents a small, close-knit community in my life. Having traveled there every year of my childhood, I was distinctly able to bring to life the cinematic nuances of the town in both writing and direction, which is a powerful asset in making the story relatable.
Beyond the Night embraces the unknown through the vehicle of reincarnation. The film seeks to inspire a discourse between individuals and the collective and offers the audience a compelling story that evokes a greater sense of wonder surrounding the mysteries of life and death.
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