Tilt

Midnight

World Premiere

USA | 100 MINUTES | English | (No Subtitles) subtitles

TILT

Drama, Horror, Thriller, Experimental
By all appearances, struggling filmmaker Joe (Joseph Cross) shouldn’t be so glum. His wife, Joanne (Alexia Rasmussen), is pregnant and fully supports her hubby’s lack of gainful employment and desire to work on a documentary about America’s “Golden Age.” Appearances can be deceiving, though. Amidst Joe’s agitated Trump-inspired political rants, the documentary’s production continues to devolve into paranoid me-against-the-world defiance; late at night, he marauds around the streets of Los Angeles looking for trouble; when at home, he grows increasingly obsessed with Googling a random person’s name. There’s clearly something brewing inside of Joe—something dangerous.

As much a slow-burning character study as any existential horror film, director/co-writer Kasra Farahani’s Tilt uses the plainness of its unhinged protagonist’s seemingly mundane life and Joseph Cross’ deliberately somber performance to establish a mood soaked with powerful dread. The added component of social relevance, sprinkled throughout with subtle shots aimed towards the uncomfortable “new normal” of white male rage and entitlement, only makes Tilt all the more prescient and chilling.

—Matt Barone

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Kasra Farahani

Born in Iran and raised in Los Angeles, Kasra Farahani was trained as an industrial designer, but stumbled into film design. He has worked for years as a concept artist and art director on large studio productions. Farahani’s directing work skews more towards the character-driven and atmospheric.
Director
Kasra Farahani
Screenwriter
Jason O'Leary, Kasra Farahani
Cinematographer
Alexander Alexandrov
Editor
Kyle Traynor
Composer
Lucas James Putnam
Producer
Giri Tharan, Kasra Farahani, Kristina Kondrath, Farhad Amid
Production Credit
Margaret Box
Costume Designer
Skye Stewart-Short
Cast
Joseph Cross, Alexia Rasmussen, Kelvin Yu, Jessy Hodges, CS Lee

CONTACTS

International Sales Contact
Tristen Tuckfield
30WEST
Phone: 310 651 7045
ttuckfield@30west.com
Print Source
Kasra Farahani
Bad Guy Good Guy Inc
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Phone: 323 839 5508
kasfarahani@gmail.com
Press Contact
Nastasya Morauw
DDA
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Phone: 3104021431
nastasya.morauw@ddapr.com
US Sales Contact
Tristen Tuckfield
30WEST
Phone: 310 651 7045
ttuckfield@30west.com