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USA | 2014 | 83 minutes | Joshua Caldwell

A missed connection or a new opportunity? Young Parisian Simone lands in Los Angeles on her way to Singapore and finds her flight cancelled. Soon, a mysterious motorcyclist convinces Simone to ride along through the glittering nightlife scene of LA. Sometimes the places you don’t plan visiting are the best.

May 30, 2014
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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Director Joshua Caldwell and producer Travis Oberlander scheduled to attend

May 31, 2014
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
2:30 PM Date has passed

Director Joshua Caldwell and producer Travis Oberlander scheduled to attend

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Friday May 30 screening on STANDBY – Advance tickets not available

Simone (Nathalie Fay) is a young Parisian en route to her wedding in Singapore. But when the airline cancels her connecting flight, she’s forced to spend the night in Los Angeles. She decides to make the best of it and contact an old acquaintance, Juliette (Bella Dayne), who is going through a rough patch in her marriage. Invigorated by her friend’s arrival, Juliette insists on taking Simone out for a night of club-hopping. With little regard for her friend, Juliette soon disappears with a stranger, leaving Simone stranded downtown without a ride. When an attractive motorcyclist (Karle Landler) appears and offers her a ride, Simone cautiously accepts, leading to an evening of adventure that results in her questioning her life’s direction and, ultimately, if she’s truly ready to make her connection in the morning. Gorgeous and hypnotic, writer-director Joshua Caldwell’s feature film debut, Layover, invites favorable comparisons to the early films of the French New Wave. Needing little more than a beautiful woman, a mysterious man, and a fast motorcycle to conjure the experience of fleeting youth, Layover is an exercise in visual storytelling that will make you remember why you fell in love with the movies.

Director Biography

An MTV Movie Award winning filmmaker, Joshua Caldwell has directed numerous short films, webseries, music videos and commericals, including Dig, Resignation, and Furricious. Layover is his feature film directing debut.

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Director: Joshua Caldwell
Principal Cast: Nathalie Fay, Karl E. Landler, Bella Dayne, Hal Ozsan
Premier Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Running Time: 83 minutes
Producer: Travis Oberlander, Vertel Scott, Jatin Das Gupta, Joshua Caldwell
Screenplay: Joshua Caldwell
Cinematographers: William Wolffe
Editors: Will Torbett, Evan Alexander
Music: Bill Brown
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: French
HasSubTitles: Yes
Format: HDCAM
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