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?
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.
Credits: 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
Cast: 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