Scorpio Film Releasing, New England’s award-winning and prolific producer of genre cinema, is proud to announce the premiere date for its landmark 23rd feature film: Long Night in a Dead City. Filmed in the Winter of 2017 in locations throughout Rhode Island, director Richard Griffin and writer Lenny Schwartz are set to unleash a poetically nightmarish coming of age story.
At 11:57pm on New Year’s Eve, Daniel Belmont awakens beaten and bruised in a mysterious city. As he begins his journey to find his missing brother Charlie, he encounters a group of preternatural characters who lead him into a secret world of sex, murder, and the occult.
“When Lenny first sent me the screenplay for Long Night in a Dead City, I was completely blown away by its originality and unique perspective.”, says director Richard Griffin. “After having directed 22 features beforehand, the search for something new becomes increasingly difficult, but this script was so fresh and exciting… and in equal measures disturbing and dark… I knew I had to direct it. And, beyond the screenplay, the cast is one of the best I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. My three leads, Aidan Laliberte, Sarah Reed and Anthony Gaudette bring so much to their roles. Even though they’re young, they have talent that just shines on the screen.”
Writer Lenny Schwartz adds, “This film was a personal journey from start to finish. Back in September 2016 I had written the screenplay in six days, but that’s because Richard’s initial idea was so strong. It became a feverish passion, one I couldn’t let go of. The result is something I couldn’t have imagined it being. A coming of age story filled with horror and emotion with amazing performances, cinematography, and direction. I’ve never been prouder and more excited for people to see something I had a hand in.”
Star Aidan Laliberte says, “I am so excited for this movie to finally have an audience. It was an incredibly challenging movie to make on all levels and I’m so proud of everyone involved.”
Long Night in a Dead City stars Aidan Laliberte, Sarah Reed, Anthony Gaudette, Bruce Church, Aaron Andrade, Anna Rizzo, Chris Pelletier, Lars Rieck, Chad Michaels, Jackie Fabian, Jack Shipley, Chad Michael, Geoff White and Dan Martin.
Long Night in a Dead City will be making it’s world premiere at the historic Columbus Theater on June 25, 2017 at 270 Broadway in Providence Rhode Island at Noon. Tickets will be $10.00 at the door, or can be purchased on-line at: http://
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