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“A SURREAL…ARTICULATE…CULT HIT.”
- The Washington City Paper
“A VISIONARY FILM THAT DEFIES CATEGORIZATION.”
- The Catalina Islander
“FUCKED UP, FUNNY, AND WEIRDLY BEAUTIFUL. EVERY BIT AS RIVETING AND DISTURBO AS REAL LIFE.”
- Jerry Stahl, bestselling author of Permanent Midnight
“MANICALLY PACED, INTERIOR NIGHT IS A MORDANTLY SCABROUS DARK COMEDY ABOUT TWO MEN VYING (NO, BATTLING) FOR THE AFFECTIONS OF A WOMAN. A BLEAKLY FUNNY TWIST ON THE CLASSIC FRENCH MENAGE A QUATRE GENRE THAT WE SELDOM SEE TODAY IN THIS TIME OF VAPID SUPERHEROES AND JUVENILE COMEDIES.“
- Rex Pickett, bestselling author of Sideways
“ASTOUNDING. A COMPLEX, PROVOCATIVE FILM!”
- The Boston Film Festival
Conrad just discovered that his fiancé, Esther, might be pregnant. This would be good news except last month he caught her sleeping with his best friend, Eddie.
Conrad shows up at Eddie’s place wanting answers. But Eddie wants to talk about the secret they share from the past that if brought to light would send Conrad to jail
Meanwhile, Esther suspects that Conrad has returned to his ex, Charlotte. She calls Charlotte, divulging the news of her possible pregnancy, which prompts Charlotte’s arrival at the house where she pries Esther for answers that will allow her to return to Conrad.
This tangled web of secrets and lies, loyalties and betrayals, reaches a climax as daylight descends and each character must make a choice and take a risk that will move them either deeper into isolation or toward a meaningful connection to themselves and each other.
WRITER/DIRECTOR ALAN WATT
Watt is the author of five books including the bestselling novel, Diamond Dogs, which won France’s prestigious PRIX PRINTEMPS (best foreign novel) as well as The American Library Association’s Alex Award, the New York Time’s New and Noteworthy books and others. He is also the author of The 90-Day Novel, Amazon’s #1 book on writing.
Watt wrote the first draft of Interior Night in a frenzy. The film is a darkly funny look at what it means to hit bottom. When he wrote it, he was hitting a bottom of his own.
“At the time I was working every night as a standup comic. I was surrounded by comedians, these really bright, articulate guys who also happened to be damaged addicts in one form or another.
Although the film is not about comics, I did think at the time that I was writing about their lives and not my own. Only later did I realize how deeply messed up I was - I thought I was holding it together, I just couldn’t understand why I was going five days at a time with no sleep. I was suffering from anxiety, crippling depression and chronic insomnia, and I think the script was an attempt to put voice to what I was experiencing. I wanted to capture the madness of that time, that final death rattle of one’s youth when you hear the bell tolling and must make a choice between taking responsibility or losing yourself to some existential abyss. The whole movie takes place in the middle of the night, where you start to lose touch with reality. It’s a fever dream, with the suggestion that this is all happening in the characters’ minds, a sort of hallucination.”
PRODUCER DAVID STREIT
David Streit has been producer and UPM on a score of feature films and TV shows. He has been lucky to work with talented directors and fine actors. His films collectively have earned over $300 Million. David also taught film at the American Film Institute.
Currently, he is focused on creating highly original content, developing and packaging feature films and TV. For him that means starting with excellent material. INTERIOR NIGHT has such a screenplay; about characters on the brink in a situation with twists and turns leading to the inevitable. INTERIOR NIGHT is a fantastic film with a clear voice - no, more like a howl! - that speaks directly to the fantasy of romance and intimate connection, as we have come to know it through pop culture.
ERINN HAYES - CHARLOTTE
Best known for her role as Kevin James’ wife, Donna Gable in the hit series, Kevin Can Wait, she now has a leading role in the Bryan Cranston produced Amazon show, The Dangerous Book for Boys. She appears regularly on the Adult Swim show Children’s Hospital.
RILEY SMITH – EDDIE BANKS
Riley Smith currently stars in the CW’s Life Sentence. He is an accomplished actor, appearing in the Dennis Quaid role for the television version of the feature film Frequency. You will recognize him from his recurring roles on True Blood, True Detective, Nashville and Urban Cowboy among many others.
MICAH HAUPTMAN – CONRAD
Micah is a true indie festival darling, appearing in ten independent features over the last five years. His breakout role as the villain in Parker led to a supporting role in Universal Picture’s Everest opposite Josh Brolin, and a recurring role on Homeland.
CHRISTINA SCHERER – ESTHER
Christina is best known for her role in Nancy Meyer’s The Intern where she played Ann Hathaway’s assistant and shared her scenes with Miss Hathaway and Robert DeNiro.
KIRK BALTZ – KEVIN LEDBETTER
Kirk has appeared in over a hundred films and television shows including playing Officer Marvin Nash in Reservoir Dogs, and as the lead in Paul Thomas Anderson’s first film, Coffee and Cigarettes.