ABOUT

THE NIGHT is an Iranian suspenseful, psychological thriller with elements of horror starring SHAHAB HOSSEINI from the executive producer of ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’. Hosseini is best known for his FESTIVAL DE CANNES BEST ACTOR-WINNING performance in the Academy Award-Winner 'The Salesman' by Asghar Farhadi as well as his BERLINALE SILVER BEAR FOR BEST ACTOR-Winning performance (along with the rest of the cast) in the Academy Award-winner 'A Separation' by Asghar Farhadi. THE NIGHT is the feature directorial debut of Iranian-American Kourosh Ahari whose previous short film ‘Generations’ was backed by Tom Hanks.

THE NIGHT is produced by Alex Bretow (‘Generations’) and Kourosh Ahari for Mammoth Pictures, Sundance/SXSW Alumni Jeffrey Allard (executive producer of 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' alongside Michael Bay [2003] starring Jessica Biel) for Indie Entertainment, SXSW Alumni Cheryl Staurulakis (‘The Night Watchmen’, ‘Toxic Beauty’) for Orama Filmworks, Armin Amiri (‘The Wrestler’) for Supernova8 Films and Mohammad Dormanesh for Ayat Films. Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Terry George (writer/director/producer of 'Hotel Rwanda') is consulting producer. Sundance/SXSW/Tribeca Alumni George Rush (Film Independent Spirit Award-Winning producer of Sundance-hit 'Sorry To Bother You' [Annapurna]), Leo Staurulakis, Ryan Clarkson, David Spisak, Chris Johns, Derek Benham, Robert Spears, Charles Freiberg and P.K. Patel executive produce. Jennifer Dehghan (art director of Sofia Coppola's Festival de Cannes Official Selection 'The Beguiled') is production designer and Academy Award-nominee Kami Asgar ('Apocalypto', 'The Passion of the Christ', 'Venom') is supervising sound editor.

THE NIGHT is the first US/Iran co-production in recent history and marks Hosseini's first performance in a US-produced film. The crew is diverse, every department head–production through post–being Iranian or of Iranian descent.

THE NIGHT is from production company Mammoth Pictures in association with 7Skies Entertainment, Indie Entertainment, Orama Filmworks, Leveller Media and Supernova8 Films.

 
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