After a night of heavy drinking, charismatic sociopath Steve wakes up with a strange girl in his bed. To make things worse, his girlfriend Emily is on her way over to confront him. To extricate himself from a seemingly hopeless situation, Steve hatches a desperate plan, which will test even his considerable abilities to deny the forces of reality.
Black Out's genre deconstruction combines melodrama, psychological thriller, and slacker comedy into an unsettling, ambiguously funny experience.
Starring Chris McHenry, Susan Stewart, Brielle Korn, and Will Carlough.
Written and directed by Sebastian Ischer
Produced and art directed by Marina Parker
Cinematography by Brendan Colthurst
Edited by Chris McHenry and Sebastian Ischer
Music composed by Dmitry Ishenko; performed by Dmitry Ishenko, Amy Cimini, Glenn White, Katie Young, and Mike Irwin; and recorded by Charles Burst at Seaside Lounge and Ken Rich at Grand Street Recording.
Location Sound by Paul Shin
Filmed on location in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn and at Clem's bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Thanks to Alex Egan, Chris Chafin, Jeremy Jocum, Dan Smith, Eben D'Amico, Andrei Zakow, and Eben Anderson for invaluable assistance.