Cast: David Call, Patrick Walsh Jr., Sarah Tihany
A young couple is driving home from a party on a snowy winter’s night when they encounter a strange old man standing in the middle of the street. Clothed only in a dirty t-shirt and sweatpants, he is unresponsive and blank-faced. The couple’s confusion rapidly devolves into an argument as they struggle to determine if he truly needs help, or if they are the ones experiencing the threat. Then, when they finally make up their mind, things take a horrifying turn… Filmed from the interior of a car in a single, unbroken take, WHITEOUT examines what happens when fear of the unknown penetrates your bubble and privilege takes the wheel.
LANCE EDMANDS is a writer, director, and editor from Brooklyn. He was born and raised on the coast of Maine and graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. His work has been featured at the Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, Berlin, and New York Film Festivals. His first feature film as writer/director, BLUEBIRD, was invited to the Sundance Institute Screenwriters and Directors Labs and was awarded grants from Cinereach, the Richard Vague/Chris Columbus Production Fund, and the San Francisco Film Society. BLUEBIRD, starring John Slattery, Amy Morton, Adam Driver, Emily Meade, and Louisa Krause, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was released theatrically by Factory 25 and Sundance Artist Services. His first narrative feature as an editor, Lena Dunham’s TINY FURNITURE, won the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW and was released by IFC and Criterion Collection. Lance also directs and edits commercials, including acclaimed spots for Ford, Google, and Cadillac. He was featured as part of the SHOOT New Director’s Showcase for his work on a campaign for Chevy.
The Nitehawk Shorts Festival MIDNITE program continues to bring the very best in new genre voices onto the big screen. This program of twelve international shorts highlight a range of fright; from tense coming-of-age thrillers to the kind of creepy tales that keep you up at night.