From the Directing and writing team of Julius and Alston Ramsay comes Midnighters, one of a handful of sharp-looking thrillers coming to the Los Angeles Film Festival. The festival, produced by Film Independent, takes place June 14th-22nd, 2017 and is headquartered at the ArcLight Culver City with additional events in other venues around the city. The film will join the fest’s Nightfall section, spotlighting horror and genre films.

The Ramsay Brothers, as they’re known, have a strong pedigree of writing, editing and directing credits including The Walking Dead, Outcast, the Scream TV series and the brilliant 2004-2009 SyFy series, Battlestar Galactica. Also producing will be a third Ramsay brother, Burke, who brings his Harvard education into the fray. Midnighters is the result of a three-year collaboration between the three brothers and marks the directorial debut of Julius Ramsay. As for brother Alston, before he hit Hollywood he was a Speechwriter in Washington, D.C., so Horror fans can rest assured he knows his way around the dark and the shady.

I hope“, says Julius, “that MIDNIGHTERS transcends the genre because these people feel real. Theirs is the story of a nuanced marriage and broken family in modern-day America –with all the love, complexities, and problems that entails. They’re ordinary people who happen to make some very bad decisions with catastrophic consequences, and in the process discover their true selves.”

The film stars Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes), Perla Haney-Jardine (Spiderman 3), Dylan McTee and Ward Horton (Annabelle).

While driving home on New Year’s Eve, a married couple hits a stranger walking on a dark forest road. In a panic, they take the body home so as to sober up before turning themselves in. But they soon discover that the man wasn’t dead after all – that he was in fact armed and already on his way to their house. As the family is thrust into a deepening mystery, they discover that no one is who they seem – including each other.

Killing is easy. Getting away with it is Murder. – Midnighters

Midnighters – 2017