By MICHAEL GINGOLD
After racking up raves (including ours) from festival screenings, Jeremy Gardner’s follow-up to THE BATTERY now has distribution—and a new moniker.
Directed by Gardner (who also scripted and stars) and cinematographer Christian Stella, the film, previously known as SOMETHING ELSE, is now called AFTER MIDNIGHT and has been acquired by Cranked Up, the genre division of Good Deed Entertainment (which previously brought us NIGHTMARE CINEMA). It’s set for theatrical and VOD release in first quarter 2020, and will first hit more fests under the new title, starting with this month’s Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX, with the filmmakers and cast attending. The cast also includes Brea Grant, Henry Zebrowski and Justin Benson (THE ENDLESS); the synopsis: “Dealing with a girlfriend [Grant] suddenly leaving is tough enough. But for Hank [Gardner], heartbreak couldn’t have come at a worse time. There’s also a monster trying to break through his front door every night.”
“We are extremely excited to be working with this talented filmmaking team,” says Good Deed CEO Scott Donley. “The elevated nature of this film is a perfect fit for our Cranked Up brand, and we cannot wait to share its unique vision with the world.” Check out a clip from the movie below.