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Overwhelm the Sky (2018)

| Drama | 2018 (USA)
"An Existential Epic Neo-Noir," loosely adapted from Charles Brockden Brown's 1799 novel Edgar Huntly, or Memoirs of a Sleepwalker, Overwhelm the Sky tells the story of Edgar "Eddie" Huntly... See full summary »


Daniel Kremer


Charles Brockden Brown (novel), Alexander Hero (screenplay) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexander Hero ... Edgar Huntly
Raul Delarosa Raul Delarosa ... Carmine Clithero
William Cully Allen William Cully Allen ... Ambrose
Tiziana Perinotti Tiziana Perinotti ... Daria
Nima Slone ... Thea Selky
Catherine Lerza ... Maggie
Penny Werner ... Roz ('Gabby Blarnfeld')
Randall Zielinski Randall Zielinski ... Charlie Huntly
Ravi Valleti ... Vik Ghatak
Kris Caltagirone Kris Caltagirone ... Dean Van Puddy
Alanna Blair ... Faye Huntly
Leoni Figueredo Leoni Figueredo ... Rhonda Elbart
Deniz Demirer Deniz Demirer ... Neil Selky
Lionel Desai Lionel Desai ... Dean's Tenant
Jeff Kao Jeff Kao ... Steatopygias


"An Existential Epic Neo-Noir," loosely adapted from Charles Brockden Brown's 1799 novel Edgar Huntly, or Memoirs of a Sleepwalker, Overwhelm the Sky tells the story of Edgar "Eddie" Huntly, an east coast radio personality who moves to San Francisco to marry Thea, the sister of his best friend Neil, a successful entrepreneur. Shortly before Eddie's arrival, Neil is found murdered in Golden Gate Park in what the police surmise was a simple mugging gone awry. As the sullen Eddie steps in as interim host of his old friend Dean's late-night talk-radio show, he obsessively makes regular visits to the forested spot where Neil's corpse was found. One such visit unleashes a chain of unpredictable events that sends Eddie snooping into the life of a sleepwalking drifter with a mysterious past. Written by Bricolage

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Plot Keywords:

talk radio | sleepwalking | See All (2) »









Release Date:

2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$40,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Confluence-Film See more »
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Technical Specs


| (Roadshow-Style Cut)

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Did You Know?


The film is dedicated to Oscar-winning production designer Paul Sylbert, a mentor of director Daniel Kremer. He died just weeks before Overwhelm the Sky went into production, in November 2016. Sylbert, who designed sets for A Face in the Crowd (1957), The Wrong Man (1956), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), and Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), among others, taught at Kremer's alma mater Temple University in Philadelphia towards the end of his life (Temple was also Sylbert's alma mater), and Kremer was his teaching assistant for many years. See more »

Alternate Versions

There are three cuts of this film. The first (177 minutes) is the "Roadshow-Style Edition" which opens with an Overture and includes an Intermission with Entr'acte music. The second (170 minutes) is the Standard Version which excludes the Overture and Intermission, and deletes two dramatic scenes from the body of the film, including an extra "cushion scene" between the intermission and part two. The third (124 minutes) is the Shortened Theatrical Cut, which streamlines the narrative into a simpler neo-noir. The latter version is not director Daniel Kremer's preferred cut and he prepared it for the sole purpose of making the film easier to program at American festivals. See more »

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