Midday Black Midnight Blue

Midday Black Midnight Blue

USA | 2022 | 88 min | Samantha Soule, Daniel Talbott

April 21 - 22, 2022

Filmed on Whidbey Island, this dark tale follows a grieving man haunted by his memories and spiraling closer to a breakdown two decades after the death of the woman he loved.

Directors Samantha Soule and Daniel Talbott, producers Lovell Holder and Addie Johnson Talbott, and actor McCaleb Burnett scheduled to attend.


*Restricted to audiences in WA State.

Midday Black Midnight Blue is an intimate and stirring portrait of souls struggling through grief in order to at last discover something resembling solace.” – New Music USA

In this cinematic poem, Ian (Chris Stack) lives alone in a house on the edge of Puget Sound, grappling with long-held grief and shame over the loss of Liv (Samantha Soule), a woman he loved dearly who died nearly two decades ago. As he moves though the world he’s created with visions and fantasies of their life together, he’s pulled further and further away from the present. Liv’s sister Beth (Merritt Wever), a woman with ghosts of her own, is the first to see how far Ian has slipped away from reality. Their chance run-in begins a spiral which ultimately forces Ian to choose ... lose himself completely or turn towards healing.

  • Director: Samantha Soule, Daniel Talbott
  • Principal Cast: Merritt Wever, Chris Stack, Samantha Soule, Will Pullen
  • Premiere Status: World
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2022
  • Running Time: 88 min
  • Producer: Lovell Holder, Addie Johnson Talbott, Chris Stack, Samantha Soule, Daniel Talbott
  • Screenplay: Samantha Soule, Daniel Talbott
  • Cinematographers: Piero Basso
  • Editors: Morgan Halsey, Patrick J. Smith
  • Music: Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP