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2011 (USA) See more »
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The story of a young man called Jacob who is confined to a life of isolation, due to a very rare skin disorder... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Captures the Desperation of Loneliness. This is the adult drama that Twilight should have been. See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Zak Kilberg ... Jacob

Maya Parish ... Mary

Jo D. Jonz ... Marcus

Larry Cedar ... Detective Ginslegh

Arlen Escarpeta ... Russell

Tracey Walter ... Janitor

Kevin McCorkle ... Dr. Barnes

Juanita Jennings ... Liz
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jeff Campbell ... Businessman
Junius Dion Jr. ... Police Officer
Bonnie Jean ... Nurse
Billy Louviere ... The Junkie
Jake McCorkle ... Little Boy

Austin Mincks ... 12 yr old Jacob
Sarah Raeke ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Shawn-Caulin Young ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Scott Leberecht 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Scott Leberecht 

Produced by
Lisa A. Campbell .... executive producer
Matt Compton .... producer
Reed Frerichs .... executive producer
John Mattingly .... co-producer
Kevin McCorkle .... executive producer
Maya Parish .... executive producer
Adam Simpson .... co-producer
Eduardo Sánchez .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Kays Al-Atrakchi (original music by)
Geoff Levin 
 
Cinematography by
Lyn Moncrief 
 
Film Editing by
Ian McCamey 
 
Casting by
Michele Short 
 
Production Design by
Manuel Perez Pena 
 
Costume Design by
Mairi Chisholm 
 
Makeup Department
Ken Niederbaumer .... special makeup effects artist
Kelly O'Leary .... key makeup artist
Kelly O'Leary .... makeup department head
Kelly O'Leary .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Shanna Lynn .... production manager
Shanna Lynn .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Mattingly .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jennifer Bash .... property master
 
Sound Department
Heidi DuBose .... boom operator
Troy William Dunn .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Emi Baba .... digital compositor
Dila Beksac .... lead compositor: vfx
Margaret Bright-Ryan .... computer graphics artist
Christian Castaneda .... digital effects artist
Justin Tatsuo Chan .... visual effects production coordinator
Tun-En Chen .... digital compositor
Sarah Jane Chin .... visual effects production coordinator
Amber Geisler .... digital compositor
Nathan Hackett .... digital compositor
Duff Chung-Pu Hsiao .... digital compositor (as Chung-Pu Hsiao)
Louis Katz .... visual effects supervisor
David Jongsuk Lee .... visual effects
Patrick Louie .... digital compositor
Patrick Louie .... digital matte painter
Adam Oestergaard .... digital compositor
Rilaina Raffety .... digital compositor
Karol Rytelewski .... digital compositor
Karl Sison .... digital compositor
Jeet Sorap .... visual effects artist
Sefik Soyer .... digital compositor
Catherine Tate .... visual effects supervisor: AAU
Brian A. Torres .... digital compositor
Laura Traver .... digital compositor
Cheryl Lynn Vanderbilt .... visual effects producer
Stephanie Woo .... digital compositor
Bryan E. Woods .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Rodriguez .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Jay Cooney .... assistant editor
Narbeh Tatoussian .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Other crew
Beth Maurer .... production assistant
 

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88 min
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Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)

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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Captures the Desperation of Loneliness. This is the adult drama that Twilight should have been., 6 July 2012
Author: StrawberryRainPop from Singapore

Making an absorbing drama film in this day in age is a tough job, let alone a Vampire drama.

In an age where the mainstream craves for constant action and visual effects, or shallow drama's with their favorite teen stars, Midnight Son is a burning example of an emotional and captivating drama.

It isn't flashy, it isn't filled with actors you would know, it is instead filled with grounded performances, and people, instead of caricatures.

First, i want to address the comparison to Twilight. Don't worry, this is NOTHING like Twilight, and i wont spoil anything, but i have to admit, the setting is pretty similar, even the main character looks eerily like Jasper.

In Twilight, we have Edward, a vampire masquerading as a teenager to fit in, in which he falls in love with Bella, beginning 4 novels of shallow wants and needs, without ever showing what it means to be a vampire.

In Midnight Sons case, its the same premise, except without the fake glamor, and watered down drama. It focuses on the transformation, and the slow realization of the impossible happening, as well as the consequences.

Midnight Son for the most part, is a character study on its lead,Jacob.

Jacob is an outsider.

He sleeps in the day, works the night shift as security. Since young, he developed a disease in which sunlight hurts his skin. As a result, loneliness became his daily function.

For the bulk of the film, it isn't just an exploration of the vampire lore, it explore the people behind them.

On one of his nights, his rare conditions starts acting up, he seeks help, after exhausting common methods, he goes for more drastic measures.

A slow realistic buildup is the name of the game here.

Midnight Son never feels false, Jacob is entirely self aware of how ridiculous being a vampire sounds. So he proceeds with caution. Upon a chance encounter, he meets a local bartender, who is just as broken as he is.

The performances all around are brilliant, with a strangely personal performance by Zak Kilberg, Jacob. He balances dread, danger and sincerity flawlessly, and becomes the films driving force. Pacing is strong as well, we never delve too long on a plot point, and the story never stalls.

The supporting cast is uniformly strong as well, from the love interest to the smallest roles, the craftsmanship here is impressive, and not just from a low budget perspective.

Again, the less you know of this film, the better. Jacobs journey is one of both warmth and sadness. The tones switch masterfully, due in no small part to its atmospheric score, and the love plot has a constant danger to it, something the entire Twilight series lacked.

Filmed in a documentary style, this is a no nonsense, at times brutal approach to vampire lore.

Its mature serious atmosphere is reminiscent of other greats like Let The Right One In.

There aren't much flaws to this gem, other than the fact its a small scale film, and the realistic art style isn't the most attractive, and visually, it could be more inventive, as its the only aspect that comes off as low budget. Though it does lend to the films realistic tone.

Other than its visuals, its low budget aesthetic never distracts.

In a perfect world, this would be the cultural phenomenon that Twilight is. If you want an adult drama about real people, with real emotions, consequences and danger, pick this one up. Even if you aren't into vampire lore, the drama here is certainly for anyone who can stomach it.

Hopefully it finds the right audiences and is appreciated for the mature, sincere adult drama that it is.

Highly recommended.

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