The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: United States
Run Time: 90 minutes
Awoken from a nightmare, John Whitmore discovers his wife has gone missing. A tape recorder is found that reveals she's been kidnapped. The voice on the tape instructs John to meet a man named Dave, who will take him to a cabin where his wife is being held. He's to bring a bag of cash and go in alone. Things get tricky when Dave, now joined by another man named Sam, begins to slow down the process. With the stress of the kidnapping and his issues with Dave, John begins to unravel. He's also struggling to remember what his wife last said to him, a detail that could prove to be important. Why would someone kidnap her? Who are Dave and Sam? Why can't he remember anything? DUSK is an intense psychological thriller with an ending no one will see coming. Its set-up leads to an event that transforms the film into something entirely different. To say anything else would be too revealing. Tour the complex puzzle that is John's mind in DUSK. – E.F
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 9:45 PM
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 5:10 PM
Local Heroes Competition
Cincinnati, Ohio's Michael Maney began his career when a production company discovered one of his short films. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2002. Since then, he has directed, written, and produced content for commercials and television programs for such networks as NBC, Fox, and Comedy Central.
Ryan Lewis, Michael Maney, Ford D'Aprix
John McGlothlin, Ford D'Aprix, Juliana Harkavy, Todd Litzinger, Ron Kidd