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Night Comes On



18-year-old Angel Lamere, is getting out of juvenile hall today with a plan. She is finally going to do something meaningful, something powerful. She is going to kill the man who murdered her mother. That man is her father. However in order to carry it out she must enlist the help of her 10-year-old sister whom she abandoned. The two sisters set off together in search of their father. Leaving behind the urban noise, the bus carries them into the countryside of childish pranks and scream-inducing dives into swimming holes. While the consequences of their unresolved trauma rise to the surface so does the spirit of their youth and the possibility of hope. As the day become night, Angel will have to decide her fate by dawn. This is the journey of a young woman who contains within her a universe of feeling: darkness, the heartache of loss, the fight for survival, and above all, love.

About The Team

Jordana Spiro (Director, Co-Writer)
Jordana Spiro is a writer, director and actress and recipient of this year’s Adrienne Shelly Foundation Fellowship as well as the NYSCA grant for Night Comes On. She is a 2014 Sundance Screenwriter Fellow, Director Fellow and Composer Lab Fellow. Her short film Skin premiered at Sundance 2013 where it won The Women in Film Grant. It also won the Honorable Mention Award at SXSW, showed at Telluride, Palm Springs, AFI among others and received accolades from all over the world. It is currently viewable on In February 2015, she graduated from the Columbia Film MFA Program. As an actress she has starred in numerous films and television series and studied drama at the Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and was selected to join the Berlinale Talent Campus in Berlin, Germany.

Angelica Nwandu (Co-writer)
Originally from Nigeria, Angelica Nwandu has traveled across the country performing Spoken Word poetry that was inspired by her 12 year experience in Foster Care. A recent graduate of Loyola Marymount University, she developed a passion for writing that has translated into music, journalism, and screenwriting. Angelica is the owner of one of the fastest growing Black Entertainment Websites, The Shade Room, for which she was just named one of Forbes 30 under 30 in Media. She is a 2014 June and May Sundance Screenwriter Fellow, as well as a 2014 Time Warner Fellow.