|THE DARK SIDE|
|Cast: ||Edoardo Ballerini, Ali Ahn, Fred Melamed, Bill Raymond|
|Crew: ||Producers: Richard Ledes, Ged DIckersin, Joseph Infantolino - Screenwriters: Richard Ledes
When the lights go out during Hurricane Sandy, Dan falls and butt-dials his ex-girlfriend. Her name also happens to be Sandy. He takes it as a sign to visit her. Mimicking the hurricane's capacity to cross boundaries, interviews with firefighters who lost their homes during Sandy are intercut with this romantic comedy. The resulting clash of genres creates unexpected juxtapositions that illuminate both the global and local dimensions of the storm.
Richard Ledes is a prize-winning filmmaker living in New York City. His most recent film “Fred Won’t Move Out”, starring Elliot Gould and Fred Melamed, premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival and played in cinemas in over 20 cities including BAM in Brooklyn. “The Caller” (2008) stars Frank Langella and Elliot Gould and won the “Made in NY Narrative Award” at the Tribeca Film Festival. “A Hole in One” (2004) stars Michelle Williams as a young woman who seeks out a lobotomy during the rise of the procedure in the 50s and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. “Foreclosure”, a horror film by Ledes has been picked up by distributor Virgil Films and is coming out this Spring.