An OTT-apt, small-budgeted spooky film, The Vast of Night, is streaming now on Amazon Prime Video, having all its financials and directions squeezed lucratively right to the brim.
The sci-fi film has been directed by debutant filmmaker Andrew Patterson and written by James Montague and Craig W. Sanger.
Patterson’s direction has been received with applauds from critics all around, with Amy Taubin of Film Comment comparing his work to that of directors such as Richard Kelly and Christopher Nolan.
The story, narrating events spawning across the timeline of a single night, is set in the 50s as an episode of Paradox Theatre features a fictional city Cayuga, New Mexico.
Two teenagers, switchboard operator Fay (Sierra McCormick) and radio jockey Everett (Jake Horowitz), snoop around their radios’ frequencies in a bid to catch extraterrestrial audio signals.
The Vast of Night is being celebrated as an “intimate, authentic and character driven compelling film”.
It has been released in drive-in theatres in the United States and on Amazon Prime Video on May 29, after having premiered at the 2019 Slamdance Film Festival.
With the coronavirus pandemic halting all theatrical operations, more and more films are closing in on OTT releases and nostalgia-filled drive-in theatres.
Watch the trailer for The Vast of Night below: