Short Film. THE NIGHT PLAYS TRICKS is a haunting romantic thriller about a man lost in time between the apparitions of women representing his past and his future. Influenced by the lyrics of Bob Dylan's 1966 song Visions of Johanna, the surreal paintings of Rene Magritte, and the ever-elusive concept of living in the now. Eerie and enchanting... The Night Plays Tricks. Color, B&W. 2011.
Written and directed by Staci Layne Wilson. Starring Oraniz Nivor, Emma Julia Jacobs, Diane Ayala Goldner, and Michael Shane Armes.
Color cinematography by Justin Cruse. Black and white cinematography by Elric Kane. Music by Darren Smith. Editing by Staci Layne Wilson and Elric Kane; editor assistant, Brian Feeney.