NIGHT FLIRT

DIRECTED BY SAMUEL GONZALEZ JR.

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Tammy Wright, a young woman with a case of cabin fever, takes a job as a phone sex operator to pass the time. But a strange caller has other intentions.

DIRECTORS SPOTLIGHT

SAMUEL GONZALEZ JR.

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Samuel Gonzalez Jr. is a Emmy-nominated, multi award winning film director and Iraq War Veteran and a graduate of Los Angeles's prestigious Art Center College of Design where he joins the ranks of fellow alumni Michael Bay, Zach Snyder and Tarsem Singh among others. Gonzalez's unique cinematic identity caught the eye of legendary Hollywood producer Edward R. Pressman (The Crow, American Psycho, Wall Street) who optioned his published Novel "The Chords of WAR" - a semi-autobiographical war story about his experience playing and forming a rock n roll band while a soldier overseas during the Iraq War.

This professional relationship led Gonzalez to new opportunities in film and music videos and the book was published by White Whisker Books in 2017, winning the Foreword Indies Book of the YEAR award. Acclaimed writer and television show runner Graham Yost (Band of Brothers, The Americans, Justified) called the book "Brilliant!".

Gonzalez is heavily influenced by Kubrick, Zemeckis, Darabont and Fincher as his work often is a hybrid between those, often putting considerable touch of suspense and grounded often dark colored psychological themes interwoven throughout his narratives, no matter the format in which he shoots in.

His first feature debut, 'Railway Spine' a period war and crime drama was nominated for the Chris Brinker Award for Best New Director and won the coveted Golden Eagle Award for Best Military Film at the 2016 San Diego International Film Festival, released on VOD and Amazon Prime in early 2020.

He recently directed the psychological horror film ' The Springfield Three' centered around the true unsolved 1992 Springfield Missouri disappearance. To date, the film has been accepted in over 10 festivals, has garnered 12 nominations, 7 Best Short Film and 3 Best Director awards including Best Short film at the Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest. It received worldwide distribution by academy award qualifying ShortsTV and had its television premiere in November 2020.

He recently co-directed the upcoming 2022 high octane horror thriller film 'The Retaliators' for Better Noise Films with the producers who brought you Netflix's 'The Dirt' - releasing theatrically WORLDWIDE SEPT 14TH 2022. He also directed music videos for diverse artists such as 'Papa Roach, Escape the Fate, Eva under Fire and Grammy Award winner Kimbra for Warner Bros. Records.

His upcoming short film 'That Night' featuring William Fichtner (Black Hawk Down, The Perfect Storm, The Dark Knight) as the narrator focusing of the true untold story of a mysterious 'Craigslist' ad that went viral in 2015 and the first ad to be considered for a Pulitzer prize, premieres during the 2021 festival circuit.

With over 20 short films, several commercials and music videos over the past decade, Samuel Gonzalez Jr. has firmly established himself as one of the industry's most sought out up and coming talents.