Harvard and Boston Uni graduate, actress and filmmaker Kate Li’s feature debut, Into The Night, is the latest recipient of Sunrise 45’s Best Feature Film award. The $6,000-budgeted, skeletal-crewed murder mystery noir will now take to screens in Los Angeles, California and in Wales, United Kingdom this month.
The film depicts the story of a young woman, following the mysterious murder of her fiancé, who is forced to sift through facts and lies to arrive at the truth and escape from the web of manipulation she is caught in. Shot in black and white and presented in a non-linear fashion, the film breaks a few boundaries of traditional gender roles and human morality in classic detective stories and brings a contemporary narrative and characters to the iconic film noir style.
Into The Night is scheduled to premiere at LA Femme International Film Festival on Saturday, October 19 at 10am at Regal L.A. LIVE & 4DX in Los Angeles, and the Cardiff International Film Festival on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the ATRiuM Cinema 2 in Cardiff, Wales. Li and her team are expected to be in attendance.
“We are extremely honored and excited to present ‘Into the Night’ at these outstanding film festivals this October,” said Kate Li, who served as director, co-writer, co-producer, lead actress, editor, and music composer for the film. “We made this film with $6,000 and eight people, so all we had to rely on was our creativity and imagination. This film is very much a story about the underdog, not only in the making of the film but also in the story it tells: the story of a young woman who is frequently ignored and taken advantage of; the small person who feels like his or her voice can’t be heard. I hope this film could resonate with audiences internationally, thanks to the wonderful screening opportunities these film festivals provide.”