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INTO THE DARK
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INTO THE DARK
 
Queens Premiere

Director: Benjamin Berger

United States, 2018, 14min
Format: Digital (screening) - Digital - Canon C300 mkII (shooting)
Festival Year: 2019
Category: Short Narrative
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showtime: 6:45 PM | Sunday March 31 | MoMI - Redstonetickets

Cast:  Bryan Manley Davis, Malcolm Xavier, Kevin Gilmartin, Marisa Vitali, Francisco Ramos
Crew:  Producers: Benjamin Berger, Michelle S. Jones - Screenwriters: Benjamin Berger -
Email:  benberger.filmgmail.com
web:  www.benbergerfilms.com/into-the-dark/

synopsis
Several weeks after the outbreak has taken hold, killing thousands and contaminating the natural water supply, Aaron and his daughter Abby are stranded in their home. Without a car and on their last rations of food and clean water, Aaron believes that with a little hope and patience, they will be saved. But as Abby's health declines, their time is running out. Meanwhile, a pair of banged-up soldiers make their way through the deserted town, scavenging whatever supplies and food they can find as their mission unfolds.

director
Benjamin was born and raised on Long Island and started making films in middle school with his friends on a home-movie camera. Desperate to create, he has since acted in numerous theatrical productions, written, produced and directed multiple short films, frequently tinkers with the guitar and has recently begun writing stand-up comedy. He has a deep affection for all things dark and all things absurd. Benjamin graduated in 2010 from New York University's Undergraduate Film & TV program and is actively pursuing a career in directing feature films and is always looking for a good script. On the day-to-day, he regularly mixes production sound for film and TV. His recent credits include NBC's The Blacklist, Like Father, Set It Up, and many, many more.
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filmmaker's note
I approached this film in a very minimalistic way. The sci-fi and horror elements act as the backdrop instead of the focus, so we can better reflect on the characters, their changes, and what they represent. Keeping that in mind, we only needed a few moments that actually featured any special effects or makeup, which had the added benefit of allowing us to take our time to really make those moments work. For me, the end product is equal parts drama and sci-fi. Into the Dark is about the inevitable sacrifices we have to make in times of crisis and the impossible choices we are left with. It’s about what we cling to in times of need and the changes we must undergo to survive. It constantly asks us, “What would you do in this situation?” Through four different characters, we explore varying approaches to survival and weigh them against each other in a scenario in which everyone cannot possibly win.

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