There’s no stopping Midnight Delight, the latest feature from award-winning filmmaker Rohit Gupta! Midnight Delight has generated a lot of buzz and has been doing the rounds at festivals. With each festival, the film continues to add to its success! The most recent award being the “Classics” award as the top honors in its category at the conclusion of the Camp Cult Classics Film Festival that took place from March 1st to the 20th. The film was featured on Roku as part of the festival’s 2016 official selections. The winners were chosen by the festival’s Advisory Board based on the number of full views the film received among Roku’s eight million subscribers along with the film creativity and fun/wow factor.
Speaking about the film, Rohit Gupta said,
“The idea of making this film was to tell a story in the way we talk to ourselves and explore cannabis-culture life style. It would be interesting to hear a recording of a string of our own thoughts.”
Midnight Delight is Rohit’s third commended directorial film in a row (Life! Camera Action… and Another Day Another Life, being the previous two) maintains recognition and honors throughout the country, with Midnight Delight having won the “Judges Choice Film of the Festival” award at the Cannabis Film Festival in Humboldt County, California, where the jury stated, “Midnight Delight is like smoking a cinematic joint.” It also won the prestigious Platinum award for the “Best Experimental Film” at the Oregon International Film Awards. At the film’s Washington state premiere at the Hempapalooza Music and Film Festival, it was said, “Midnight Delight is a pure cinematic aphrodisiac that brings a completely new and unique take on cannabis-based movies and culture.”
Tag-lined “Say hi to high…” and “Couch. Conversations. Clarity“, the 85-minute unique comedy film, Midnight Delight, co-produced by the talented duo, Gupta and Saumin Mehta under the banner of Gupta’s production company Dot and Feather Entertainment is a composition of nine vignettes of characters at a marijuana smoking lounge and their hilarious antics with people they’ve never met before. The ensemble cast includes award-winning actors Shaheed Woods and Dipti Mehta, along with Michele Suttile, Alexandra Hellquist, John Crann, Maggie Alexander, Bill McCrea, Rachel Myers, Michael Laguerre, Adit Dileep, Sofia Sivan and Michael Lester who is also credited as co-editor. The original music is composed by Zaher Akahshli and the theme songs are “I get high” by Filo and “I hold” featuring Marika Hackman by British song writer-singer Sivu.
Los Angeles-based Camp Cult Classics Film Festival is a one-of-a-kind gathering of the most outrageous, silly, campy, b-movie, blaxploitation films assembled; with an out-of-the-box lineup that includes horror, comedies, documentaries, musicals, and more! The festival celebrates the artistic, aesthetic and defiantly independent visions of filmmakers. It promotes works that dissent in form, content and technique and showcase several films alongside Hollywood cult/classic.
We had high hopes for Midnight Delight, but who knew it would do this well! We wish it continued success!