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The Night Shift Premieres at International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival

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The Night Shift Premieres at International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival

“Dystopian Nightmare” by San Francisco Filmmaker Adam Gold
Premieres April 8, 9 & 10 in Phoenix

27 March 2017 – San Francisco / Phoenix: What is a person willing to do to survive? Many timely themes of work and social issues play out in the nightmare future world of Adam Gold’s short live-action film, The Night Shift. The Night Shift has been selected to screen at the prestigious International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival ( in Phoenix, Arizona the weekend of April 7TH. The film will screen as part of the Sci-Fi Shorts A program on Saturday, April 8th at 3:50pm, Sunday, April 9th at 2:05pm, and Tuesday, April 11th at 12:30pm. All IHSFF screenings will take place at the Harkins Scottsdale 101, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, Arizona.

“Does everyone have a price?” Gold asks. “The Night Shift, asks the question what is a person willing to do for a paycheck? Better yet, what is a desperate person willing to do for a small paycheck?”

In his film, Gold’s corporate entity, Child Care and Control, appears to be helping with the “over-population epidemic”: but at what cost? A San Francisco native and SFSU Cinema graduate, Gold wrote the screenplay and directed the live-action short film during his time at San Francisco State University.

The film follows a new trainee, Peter Lowry (Hunter Ridenour) during his first day of work on the night crew of Child Care and Control. He must decide whether he can follow the process or whether his daily tasks are beyond his capabilities.

The film has screened at two local festivals in recent months: SF Indiefest’s Another Hole in the Head last October and more recently, at the I Hella Love Shorts Festival in Oakland in early March — IHSFF will be the film’s first screening outside of the Bay Area.

The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival  is a  501(c)3 non-profit organization under the Phoenix Film Foundation and is a sibling of the Phoenix Film Festival, Phoenix Film Society, IFP/Phoenix, the Arizona Student Film Festival and the Phoenix Critics Circle. Our mission is to support and develop the artistic appreciation, educational opportunities and growth of independent film within Arizona.