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Transcendental Layover

Brian the stand-up comedian is at the end of tether. His jokes are not working ,so also his life. He has some success early in his career but has fallen on hard times. He has become an alcoholic drug addict who only cares about himself. He is losing his apartment, and his life is spiralling out of control.
One night after an open mic, he gets kidnapped. The kidnappers are instructed to hand him over to be killed. In the moments of excruciating pain Brian realizes that all the choices he made in his life had only helped him create more enemies and he had dug his own grave through his reckless actions.

Brian escape from the kidnappers and starts searching for his killer. Is it the woman he wronged? Is it family he has let down? Is it a jealous husband from one of his many sexual escapades? The search for the killer becomes an inner journey in which Brian gets clarity about life, relationships, death and love.

  • Biju Viswanath
  • Joshua Kalinowski
  • Biju Viswanath and Joshua Kalinowski
  • Joshua Kalinowski
    Key Cast
    "Brian Sullivan"
  • Jon Wenc
    Key Cast
  • Jeff Tokarz
    Key Cast
  • David Lamarand
    Key Cast
    "Dave Sullivan"
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    1 hour 22 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 21, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Biju Viswanath

Biju Viswanath is an award winning international Director, Screenwriter,Director of Photography and Editor. Winner of several international awards, his movies have been screened throughout the world. Viswanath has directed movies in English, Italian, Irish, Japanese, and Indian languages. His Credits span multiple Genres: Thrillers, Dark Comedy, Mystery, Horror Romance and critically acclaimed dramas .

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Director Statement

I felt that people who are in the business of making other people laugh, often go through deep ,dark depression.I had come across some comedians who are very dark and melancholic in real life.
Transcendental Layover is a journey through the guilt ridden mind of an artist, who in the process of seeking answers ;gets clarity . Sometimes too much clarity can kill you, in many levels.