International Premiere of IN SUDDEN DARKNESS

International Premiere of 


Tayler Montague’s Tender Debut Short Film Set During 2003 NYC Blackout
Receives International Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival

World Premiere: 

2020 Blackstar Film Festival

U.S. Premiere: 
2020 New York Film Festival

A slice of life film set in the Bronx, New York during the NYC blackout of 2003, In Sudden Darkness follows the life of the Moores, a working-class Black family trying to stay afloat in the midst of the city-wide blackout. Searching for solutions to cope, the family descends directly into the darkness and chaos. With the heat causing frustrations to run high, how do the Moores and their community come together in the face of the unknown? 

Toronto International Film Festival premiere on Friday, September 11 at 6:00pm:

In Sudden Darkness will receive its NY premiere at the 2020 New York Film Festival, in the Currents section (Program #8: New York Stories). The film will also receive its international premiere at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival in “Short Cuts” section, and had its world premiere at the 2020 Blackstar Film Festival.

Written & Directed by:  Tayler Montague
Producers:  Eliza Soros, Natasha Badiyi
Executive Producer:  Daniel Goldhaber
Director of Photography:  Mia Cioffi Henry
Editor:  Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli

Raven Goowin as Erica Moore
Marcus Callender as Jerome Moore
Sienna Elise Rivers as Tatianna Moore
Philip Reid as Greg
Tayler Montague as Gina
Jaye C. Matthews as Miles Moore
Rita Monée as Kia

In Sudden Darkness
2020 / 13 mins / U.S. / Color