Director Statement

Almost a year ago now I was sitting at the corner of a dark and cozy bar that was slightly rough around the edges, but in an intimate way that immediately put our shoulders at ease. I was sitting with Adam, the lead singer and guitarist for More Than Skies. We were just talking and shooting the proverbial shit about what we’d been up to as the malaise wore off and we warmed up from the cold that we left outside the bar. I’d told Adam how I’d recently been angling to get further into filmmaking. Adam just come off producing his newest album with More Than Skies, Tomorrow Won’t Bother, the second of the trilogy about a family that was falling apart and was in the depths of conceptualizing the third, which would be the conclusion called “The Ballad of Jenny and James.” I spent the remainder of the evening listening to him explain how the albums worked in those three parts. It’s a story about a man whose addictions got the best of him, and how he eventually fought through them in order to find reconciliation, just to realize the damage had already been done. Caught in the midst of it all was a woman and their children. As the night progressed, drinks were consumed and we found ourselves plotting out a music video. I was immediately drawn to the story, the characters, and knew the songs could not be presented in any other way but a narrative. With this one video we were able to bring to life the conflict between Jenny and James; the love, the struggle, and the unrest, that left James as the odd man out. This video is an introduction to the characters and the story, and after the release of the third album, it is our intention to see to it that this story will be adapted for film.

 

 

         WHAT KEEPS ME UP AT NIGHT

       MORE THAN SKIES

 

 

'What happens when your dreams reflect your reality? What if those dreams are just projections of your tortured truth? 
Here we have a family torn apart by selfish ambition and desperation during a period where even the wrong looks right. 
This is a story of unrequited love being waltzed around in 3/4 time. 
This is " What Keeps Me Up At Night".'

                                                                                                                                                                   -Adam James Tomlinson

Synopsis: 

Worlds collide in the Hudson Valley as one man’s mistakes lead to a confrontation that will shatter his dreams of a happy home. Meanwhile, his wife must decide to weather the storm or risk it all at the prospect of a more promising future for their children.  

Nominations and Awards: 

New York Movie Awards:  Honorable Mention:  First Time Director

The Indie Fest:                     Award of Recognition: Music Video

The Indie Fest:                     Award of Recognition: Direction

    Bela Kolozsvari Photography 

                Independent Film

                             and

                Television Studio

   ©2016 by Bela Kolozsvari Photography.

                  

              Cast and Crew 

Production:

StudioBK New York

Produced and Directed by

Bela Kolozsvari

Co-Producer:

Adam James Tomlinson

Music and Lyrics by

Adam James Tomlinson

Edited by

Joe Crawford

Screenplay by

Timothy Chivalette

Director of Photography:

Joe Crawford

2nd Cameraman:

Christian Moreno

3rd Cameraman:

Adam James Tomlinson

Production Assistant:

Tamas Szebeni

Choreography:

DZ Maciel

Creative Director:

Nono Judit Sipos

BTS Photography:

Nono Art Photography

                 STARRING

Jenny

Portrayed by 

DZ Maciel

James

Portrayed by

Terence Matthew Sullivan

The other man

Portrayed by

John Ford-Dunker

House set:

Erica Fkiaras

Gallery Set:

Marie DiPierri