Midnight Son Preview Blow-Out: New Stills! New Art! Screening Info! Q&A with Director Scott Leberecht!
With Midnight Son getting set for its festival premiere and run, we have a veritable grab-bag of goodies for you to get the blood pumping. Then spraying.
The filmmakers released new key art and more to celebrate the upcoming festival screenings the film will have.
Midnight Son will make its World Premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California on March 4 @ 9:30 PM. Writer/director Scott Leberecht, producer Matt Compton, and several cast members will be in attendance and will participate in a Q&A after the screening. The film will have two additional screenings at Cinequest: March 6 @ 6:45 PM and March 11 @ 12:30 PM. Tickets are available by clicking here. It will also screen at the Omaha Film Festival on March 5 @ 8:30 PM.
"We're really excited about the festival screenings we have coming up. So many people have worked so hard on the film, and it's very rewarding to finally be able to show it to an audience," says Scott Leberecht. "Cinequest is a wonderful celebration of independent cinema, so we're really thrilled to be having the World Premiere there," adds Matt Compton.
Midnight Son (review here) is a dark, character-driven drama that plays on horror themes in an understated, subtle way. The story centers on Jacob, a young man grappling with a dramatic physical transformation. No matter how much he eats, he suffers from malnutrition. To his disgust, he finds the blood in his steak packaging more satisfying than the steak itself. Something is changing inside him. When romance sparks with a young woman named Mary, he wrestles with the monster he's becoming while desperately trying to keep his new craving a secret.
With Midnight Son writer/director Scott Leberecht, who also directed the insane short The Lobo Para-Military Christmas Special starring Andrew Bryniarski of Texas Chainsaw fame, makes his feature film debut with Zak Kilberg, Maya Parish, Jo D. Jonz, Arlen Escarpeta (Friday the 13th remake and the upcoming Final Destination 5), Larry Cedar (The Crazies), and Tracey Walter (Repo Man and the I Spit On Your Grave remake) all starring.
Eduardo Sanchez, co-creator of The Blair Witch Project, is on board as executive producer of the film along with Matt Compton, who served as co-producer on Sanchez's Altered and producer on Seventh Moon.
MIDNIGHT SON is the story of Jacob, a young man confined to a life of isolation due to a rare skin disorder that prevents him from being exposed to sunlight. His world opens up when he meets Mary, a local bartender, and falls in love. Tragically, Jacob’s actions become increasingly bizarre as he struggles to cope with the effects of his worsening condition. Forced by the disease to drink human blood for sustenance, he must control his increasingly violent tendencies as local law enforcement narrow their focus on him as a suspect in a series of grisly murders.
Dig on some new stills and artwork below and click NEXT for an advance Q&A with director Scott Leberecht.