Director: Charles de Lauzirika Screenwriters: Robert Lawton and Charles de Lauzirika Producers: Charles de Lauzirika and Robert O. Green Co-producers: Marissa Neiman and Scott Robinson Director of Photography: William Eubank Editor: David Crowther Composer: Justin Burnett Cast: Josh Lawson, Emma Lung, Edward Furlong and Ron Perlman
Aiden craves a better life. A life away from his gruesome job as a crime scene photographer, working alongside his detective friend Pete (Ron Perlman). A meaningful life where he can escape the hard streets of Detroit, fall in love with the perfect woman and save the world from evil. As Aiden's dark fantasies begin to invade his reality, he meets Virginia, a younger woman with her own dilemmas and desires. Estranged from her deadbeat boyfriend Ravi, Virginia explores an uncertain relationship with Aiden, who becomes increasingly emboldened to live out his vigilante fantasies. But as Virginia is faced with the disturbing truth of Aiden's inner life, Aiden soon learns that he will pay a terrible price for his twisted imagination
Charles de Lauzirika Having dreamed of becoming a filmmaker since seeing Jaws at age 7, Charles de Lauzirika grew up living all over the Los Angeles area, with his youth spent drawing, painting, writing, daydreaming and, whenever he could, making Super-8 short films. Lauzirika later attended the renowned University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, where he was chosen to write and direct a fully funded 16mm sync sound film in the program's highly-competitive CNTV 480 Advanced Production Workshop and then graduated in 1994. While attending USC film school, Lauzirika concurrently worked for numerous film companies, including Lucasfilm Ltd., Lightstorm Entertainment, Warner Bros., Silver Pictures and Scott Free Productions. Lauzirika lives in Los Angeles. Crave is his first feature film as director. He is currently attached to direct and co-write a feature adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s science fiction tale I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon.
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A DARK DAY'S NIGHT
2012, 9 mins, (Violence, Adult Content, Language)
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Director/Screenwriter: Jameson Hesse
A psychological thriller about a famous Hollywood filmmaker's descent into madness.
Jameson Hesse is a writer/filmmaker. He currently lives in Los Angeles. This year he released his novel "Whisper of Crows," which is available on Amazon and Barnes and Nobles. He is currently working on a sequel to "Whisper of Crows" and developing several film projects, one of them based on the Whisper of Crows novel and another based on the short film, "A Dark Day's Night."