A short film about hope.
Luchi (Jaclyn Strez), a struggling painter in Detroit, is out trying to find rent money to avoid getting evicted at sunrise. Instead she finds Sembene (Langston Fishburne), a graffiti artist trying to find his own way home.
Tomorrow seems bleak. But the night is young.
Directed by Peter Skorupskas (left). Peter is a director and producer in Detroit, Michigan. He started his career on the lower end of the ladder, working on many of the most notable films of the era as a crew member. Soon enough, he broke out working on his own, directing a handful of award-winning short films and commercials, including Valhalla Blues, which was written by his brother Adam. Currently the brothers are developing two feature films.
Screenplay by Adam Skorupskas (center). A native of Detroit, Adam “Skruppy” writes novels, short fiction and screenplays. His story “Invisible Graffiti” appears in Burnt Tongues edited by Chuck Palahniuk, Richard Thomas and Dennis Widmyer. When not writing, he gets inspired by driving his taxi and working nights mopping floors at car dealerships while listening to Stephen King audiobooks. Occasionally, he directs rap videos for Danny Brown’s Bruiser Brigade. He’s on Twitter @skruppy2020.
Production design by Natalie Skorupskas (right). A graduate of University of Michigan School of Art & Design, Natalie is the founder of Kerbycove, where she designs hand-drawn and painted original works of art for the home. She has lived in Chicago, New York City and Detroit and worked as an art director, production designer, associate director of Dorian Grey Gallery in Manhattan, prop artist at the Parade Company of Detroit and in gallery positions in the Chelsea gallery district. Her varied experiences and travels inform her own creative work. She’s currently collaborating with her husband Peter and brother-in-law Adam on their latest feature film.