Against The Night is a psychological thriller that tests the boundaries of trust as nine friends sneak into an abandoned prison to film a ghost hunting video. When their friend, Hank disappears, everyone is pointing fingers and placing blame until they realize they may not be alone...


A film by Brian Cavallaro

Ball Four Production | Gravitas Ventures Release


Writer / Director / Producer / DP:  Brian Cavallaro

Producer: Arielle Brachfeld

Co-Producers: Mike Mendez, Hank Braxton

Composer: Rob Houle

Production Designer: Julia Eckenrode









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Brian Cavallaro | Writer/Director/Producer/DP

Brian is an Emmy Award winning and CLIO nominated commercial director that has created branded content for IMG, Go90, Woven Digital, and Disney, where he was also the executive producer and director of the first 360° hosted program, which was streamed live all over the world.  Brian has produced and directed documentary series for Discovery, Fox, and NBC, as well as environmental documentaries for Al Gore, Mark Cuban, and Wildlife Alliance.   Brian recently produced the short film “Those Eyes” starring Ethan Embry the 2017 Tribeca Selection “Dog Years,” starring Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter, Chevy Chase, Ellar Coltraine and Clark Duke, which will be released next year through A24.




Arielle Brachfeld | Producer

Arielle Brachfeld, a Colorado native, is a producer, actor and director known primarily for indie genre films. Her past producing credits include Chemical Peel, The Letter Red, Snake Outta Compton, Jurassic Planet, and Truth. She was a founding member of the world’s first Shakespeare on horseback company, Equine Del Arte, and also produced the webseries “Sock Puppet Shakespeare.” Arielle was recently nominated for an Emmy for producing “Spotlight Arts,” a PBS special about the power of arts education. She is a die-hard SciFi nerd and a decent video game player.






Mike Mendez l Co-Producer

A native to Los Angeles, Mike Mendez was in the backyard making movies since the age of 10.  At the age of 23, Mike made his first feature film "Killers," which was accepted into the Sundance Film Festival.  He followed that up with the horror comedy "The Convent," which was also accepted into the Sundance Film Festival in 2000. The film was released by Lionsgate in the U.S.  In 2002, he produced a documentary for Universal Television and Showtime entitled "Masters of Horror," featuring interviews with some of the genre's most legendary filmmakers.  In 2006, Mike's film "The Gravedancers" premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was released in theaters nationally by Lionsgate & After Dark Films as part of "8 Films To Die For”.  After working on short films for X-box and working on television show's such as "Beavis &

Butthead", Mike’s next film, "Big Ass Spider!" in 2013 would go on to premiere at the SXSW Film Festival. It also won the Saturn Award that year for best limited release film.



Hank Braxtan l Co-Producer

Hank Braxtan was born and raised in Grand Junction, Colorado; this would be his greatest accomplishment until dropping out of film school at age 26. Even from a very early age, Hank showed a genuine interest in being entertained. In 1998, he put his lack of ambition on hold and joined the US Army as an Intelligence Analyst. After his discharge for honorable behavior in 2004, Hank attended film school for a short while, and made a bunch of nonsense about Ghostbusters fighting Freddy Krueger and other copyrighted materials. In the days before YouTube, that was kind of a big deal. Hank has since gone on to work in the same town as many famous filmmakers. He is known for directing and producing “Chemical Peel,” “Unnatural,” and “Snake Outta Compton.”





Frank Whaley (Detective Ramsey)


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Leah Holleran (Michelle)


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Josh Cahn (Dan)

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Hannah Kleeman (Rachel) 



Luke Persiani (Hank)



Yesenia Linares (Carrie)


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Erik Kochenberger (Nick)

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Tim Torre (Sean)


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Nicole Souza (Brooke)


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Amy Zenone (Suzy)