Tag lined “say hi to high…”, Midnight Delight a unique comedy feature helmed by Indian-American filmmaker Rohit Gupta has been dominating film festivals around the United States. For those of you wanting to see it, you’ll be excited that ahead of its upcoming screenings line-up, the film is set to release July 21, 2016 on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Sony, Hoopla, Vimeo, Xbox, among others.
Gupta’s third commended directorial film in a row (Life! Camera Action… & Another Day Another Life, being the previous two) has consistently garnered recognition and honors throughout the country. Midnight Delight had won the “Judges Choice Film of the Festival” award at the Cannabis Film Festival in Humboldt County, California, where the jury stated, “Watching Midnight Delight is like smoking a cinematic joint.” It also won the ‘Classics’ award as the top honors in its category at the Camp Cult Classics Film Festival; F.A.M.E.’US award for the ‘Best Feature Film’ at FAME’US Int. Film Festival in LA; and Platinum award for the “Best Experimental Film” at the Oregon International Film Awards and Official selections at various festivals including the Hong Kong Art House Film Festival and Sydney World Film Festival, Australia. At the film’s Washington state premiere at the Hempapalooza Music and Film Festival, it was said, “Midnight Delight is a pure cinematic aphrodisiac that brings a completely new and unique take on cannabis-based movies and culture.”
Ahead of it’s upcoming screenings line-up, the film has been announced as an Official Selection in-competition in the “Fantasy feature” category of the Fantasmagorical Film Festival 2016 to take place July 29-31 in Louisville, KY. The fest is a part of the famous Fandom Fest – the largest Comic Con in the region, reaching thousands of attendees serving the Anime, Comic Book, Pop Culture, Movie, Scifi, Horror, Literary, Arts crowd, bringing the best of popular culture to the region. Fantasmagorical Film Fest is that special film event that caters to the Wild and Weird as well as the Cult and Pop Cultured films. Midnight Delight will be screened on July 30th 1.30 pm local time followed by an awards ceremony on July 31, 2016.
The 85-minute film Midnight Delight, produced by Gupta and Saumin Mehta under the production company Dot and Feather Entertainment is composed of 9 vignettes of characters at a smoking lounge where characters get in to hilarious antics with people they have never met before. It features award-winning actors Shaheed Woods (Life! Camera Action..., ) and debutante Michael Laguerre, actress Alexandra Hellquist (Sole Proprietor, The Fever and Fret), John Crann (The Perfect Murder, Life! Camera Action… ), Michele Suttile (See you next Tuesday) among others.
The 2016 Fandom Fest guests lists in attendance boasts of celebrated personalities including the legendary Stan Lee, filmmaker Kevin Smith who will be hosting a special screening of his latest film Yoga Hosers followed by QnA, Backstreet Boys and Nsync vocalists Nick carter, AJ McClean, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick performing live for their thousands of fans, actor Anthony Michael Hall (National Lampoon’s Vacation), and Alexandra Breckenridge (Walking Dead) among several other personalities.
As Midnight Delight continues its successful international festival run winning accolades and applause, it has been also announced as an Official Selection in-competition in the “feature drama-comedy” category at the upcoming Indie Film Gathering International Film Festival 2016 celebrating its 21st anniversary to take place Aug 11-14in Cleveland, Ohio. It will be screened on August 12th at 10.45 pm local time followed by a gala awards ceremony on Sunday August 14th.