Brian Tyree Henry as Charles / Courtesy of Brandon Munoz
Brian Tyree Henry (“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”) takes on his first big screen lead role as Charles Young, a broken-hearted video editor. Perceiving a betrayal of trust as a sign his girlfriend Isha (Sonequa Martin-Green, “Star-Trek: Discovery”) is leaving him, Charles preemptively blows up his relationship and sequesters himself at home. The fates do not comply and Charles locks himself out of his apartment. Stumbling into a transformational, timely odyssey exploring his community, Charles meets a dynamic ensemble of previously avoided neighbors (including Sunita Mani “Glow”, Olivia Edward “Better Things” and Asia Kate Dillon “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum”) who show him everyone’s got issues and it never helps to keep them all locked up.
Casimir Nozkowski has put together over 100 short films before making The Outside Story. Several of his projects have premiered in events like San Diego Comic Con, Woodstock, Tribeca and others. Nozkowski has received recognition from The Tonight Show and New York Times. Some of his short films is Blood Brothers, Childhool Sale and Next Life.
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I had the opportunity to connect with the filmmaker Casimir Nozkowski via Zoom to discuss The Outside Story. He shared in more details what personal life experiences he integrated into this film and how the cast came together. In addition, to once having the same job his main character Charles did of making memoriam videos.
The Outside Story will be available in Digital and On Demand April 30, 2021