If you want a real nail biter , at a time when national politics could easily be confused for reality TV, the theme of political satire ESPIONAGE TONIGHT is very timely. Starring an ensemble cast, including Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) and Lynn Whitfield (The Josephine Baker Story), the film is an sly critique of American media culture and politics, written and directed by acclaimed editor Rob Bralver (Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia).
The audience at the premier were on the edge of their seats for this one !
One of the cast came up to us to tell us about this movie to make sure we see it- and we are glad he did ! – In a time of widespread disillusionment and distrust of our government, a reality TV show about spies is created to win back the faith of the American public. Audiences go undercover on missions around the globe and see real world effects from the narrative the show runners create. As the first season unfolds, we wonder: how much is real and how much is propaganda? The charismatic host “Swamp Fox” leads the audience down the rabbit hole the show runners create, and it becomes impossible to distinguish fact from fiction as the lines blur between reality, television, and movies in an age when everything is on-camera.
ESPIONAGE TONIGHT stars Joe Hursley, Greg Davis Jr., Ganna Bogdan, Saïd Taghmaoui, Alexie Gilmore, Joseph Gatt, Chasty Ballesteros, Alberto Jorrin, Frnanda Romero, Lynn Whitfield and Sean Astin. Above and Below are photos from The Premiere green carpet arrival at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
Award-winning editor Rob Bralver (Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton, Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story, Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia) has written and directed a savage satire on the state of the world, media manipulations, and global politics that speaks to current affairs in a humorous and meaningful way. Says writer/director Bralver: “What used to be an intersectional space between media and politics has become one and the same, and I don’t think anybody is better off because of this, left or right worldviews aside. ESPIONAGE TONIGHT is a cautionary tale about where we’re going, and in most ways have already arrived at.”