A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT feature film

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In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.
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Ana Lily Amirpour
Film
Los Angeles, California
United States
2 Team Members

THE STORY......

THANKS TO YOUR HELP WE SHOT THE FILM JAN/FEB 2013!!!

OUR FILM PREMIERED AT THE 2014 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL and was OPENING NIGHT SELECTION at the MoMA FOR THE NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY THE LINCOLN CENTER IN NEW YORK.

THE FILM IS BEING DISTRIBUTED IN THE US BY KINO LORBER AND WILL BE IN THEATERS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY IN FALL 2014

A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT is the first Iranian Vampire Western- it's ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST meets WILD AT HEART, the Persian Version.  And with a Vampire.  

 

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THE DIRECTOR

ANA LILY AMIRPOUR

Ana Lily made her first film at age 12- a horror movie starring guests of a slumber party. Multiple awards including the Dini Ostrov Award in Comedy Writing, Grand Prize of the Bluecat Screenwriting Competition and the Adrienne Shelly Fellowship. Invited to participate in programs like Tribeca All Access, Fast Track with the Los Angeles Film Festival, the Film Independent screenwriting and directors lab, the 2010 & 2011 Talent Campus at Berlinale and most recently selected as a finalist for the 2012 Berlin Today Awards.

Ana Lily has been a MAJOR fan of scary movies all her life, and also a MAJOR fan of epic love stories... A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT brings those two things together, as well as her Persian/American background and influences, and her HUGE obsession with music.  Inspired by the tone of films like WILD AT HEART, ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST and RUMBLEFISH.  This is a truly unique love story.  

THE PRODUCERS

Sina Sayyah, co-founder of SAY AHH... PRODUCTIONS, is a lawyer and film producer firing out diverse content like narrative films, commercials, and music videos. Sina has a long history working with Ana Lily and they have made films together that toured the festival circuits including Slamdance, Nashville, Milan, Berlinale, BFI and many more.  His 2010 short film PASHMALOO sold to Arté Television in Germany and France.  Sina recently produced a film starring MAD MEN'S Vincent Kartheiser, and the newest Mac Miller music video.  In 2012 Sina has two feature films slated for production.


Justin Begnaud is currently the Director of Production at Film Finances, Inc, where he specializes in low-budget independent films. Prior to working in film, Mr. Begnaud was a freelance TV producer and worked on TV documentaries and non-fiction series for A&E, History Channel, MTV, VH1, NBC Sports, USA Sports, and CableVision. From 2002 to 2009, he produced digital content for NBC's LX-TV, AT&T, Hearst, Viacom, MTV, History.com and UCLA's Department of Film, Television & Digital Media. Mr. Begnaud began his film career at Scott Rudin Productions and wrote grants for the Museum of Modern Art, Film & Media Department, and the Tribeca Film Institute while living in New York City. Mr. Begnaud holds masters degrees from UCLA (MFA, Film & TV Producers Program), Columbia University in New York (MS, Fundraising Management & Non Profit Administration) and graduated from Syracuse University (BFA/BID, Advertising & Industrial Design). He is a member of Film Independent, IFP, AFI, the Producers Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

READ ABOUT OUR FILM IN RECENT PRESS

WIRED Magazine, "You had us at Iranian Vampire Western" -Angela Watercutter

BLUECAT INTERVIEW, "Ana Lily Amirpour brings Pulp to Persia"  -Truman Capps

REORIENT Magazine, "The Birth of the Iranian Vamipre Western" -Sara Zia Ebrahimi

Spanish GQ, "¿UN WESTERN IRANÍ CON VAMPIROS? SÍ, POR FAVOR." -Rafa Martin

DID WE MENTION THE SOUNDTRACK?

Music is a big big BIG part of this film.  Our director wants to highlight a modern-mashup of Iranian culture and American pop-culture by using fresh contemporary blend of Iranian hiphop, dance and pop music.  Add to that the vibe of 60's inspired guitar western music of Ennio Morricone... 

 

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    You are a Citizen of BAD CITY

    You are now one of us. You will receive private updates, news, secrets and intel on what's going on in Bad City... shhhh....

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    SECRET VIDEO of The Girl

    What's that strange girl doing in BAD CITY? Watch the video and you'll see...

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    Estimated delivery: October 2012
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    I Actually Built BAD CITY`

    You are now a founder of BAD CITY. So can name one of the streets. You can name it after yourself, your dog, or someone else's dog. We don't care. Oh, but remember- all names have to be approved by The Boss. Naturally. If he says YES then you've got a street in Bad City and we'll send you A BAD CITY MAP to prove it. (includes both video of The Girl)

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    Estimated delivery: June 2013
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    Margaret Atwood Pop Poster!

    Margaret Atwood has agreed to let us turn her into a Pop Star in a poster that will appear in the film! She will be replacing the face of Madonna and Cher! These 2 posters will appear in the film, and then we will send one to you to keep and enjoy. If you're an Atwood fan, this is a serious collectors item... (includes the SECRET VIDEO of The Girl, and Bad City goodie bag)

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    Join us at our PRIVATE WRAP PARTY and get BAD with everyone from BAD CITY. This exclusive event is sponsored by a Hollywood Club, and you'll hang with the cast, the director, producers and also expect special celebrity guests... AAANNNND..... We think you're special, so YOU WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL THANKS in the credits. (also includes A MESSAGE from The Boss and THE SECRET VIDEO of The Girl) (date tbc) (travel expenses not included)

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    You are an Associate Producer on our film, which means----> this is YOUR film now. YOU RECEIVE AN ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT on the movie and hear news of release dates before anyone. And a VIP spot at the WRAP PARTY-- you will also be invited to a PRIVATE DINNER with the director and producers at the directors home. Includes STARSTRUCK and MOVIE MAGIC perks. We love you big shot! (travel expenses not included)

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