BLACK AS NIGHT
A resourceful teenage girl leaves childhood behind when she battles a group of deadly vampires in Black as Night, an action-horror hybrid with a strong social conscience and a biting sense of humor. Fifteen years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, a new threat leaves its mark on the Big Easy in the form of puncture wounds on the throats of the city’s vulnerable displaced population. When her drug-addicted mom becomes the latest victim of the undead, 15-year old Shawna (Asjha Cooper) vows to even the score. Along with three trusted friends, Shawna hatches a bold plan to infiltrate the vampire’s mansion in the historic French Quarter, destroy their leader, and turn his fanged disciples back to their human form. But killing monsters is no easy task, and soon Shawna and her crew find themselves caught in a centuries-old conflict between warring vampire factions, each fighting to claim New Orleans as their permanent home.
Black as Night is directed by Maritte Lee Go (Phobias, Rise) from a screenplay by Sherman Payne (“Scream: The TV Series,” Charm City Kings). The film stars Asjha Cooper (“All American,” “Chicago Med”), Fabrizio Guido (World War Z, “Mr. Iglesias”), Mason Beauchamp (Eat Brains Love, “Filthy Rich”), Frankie Smith (Mudbound, Jeepers Creepers 3), Abbie Gayle (Little, “Looking for Alaska”), Craig Tate (12 Years a Slave, Greyhound) and Keith David (The Thing, They Live).
Executive producers are Jason Blum (Get Out, The Invisible Man), Jeremy Gold (The Purge, Black Box), Marci Wiseman (“Sharp Objects,” “Into the Dark”), Lisa Bruce (The Theory of Everything, Darkest Hour), Maggie Malina (“Hit the Floor,” “Scream: The TV Series”) and Guy Stodel (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th). The film is produced by John Brister (In Enemy Hands, Black Box).
The director of photography is Cybel Martin (“All Rise,” “American Horror Stories”). Production designer is Ryan Martin Dwyer (Evil Eye, Black Box). Costume designer is Eulyn Colette Hufkie (“The Walking Dead,” Hell Fest). The editor is Tim Mirkovich (“The Purge,” Unhinged). Composer is Jacques Brautbar (“The Walking Dead,” “Absentia”). The casting director is John McAlary (Unfriended, Them That Follow).