Thursday, August 24, 2006

Zen Noir

Sometimes you come across an idea that is so perfect you almost can't breathe. For me, Zen Noir is that idea. (Weird, but true.)
A nameless detective, still mourning the loss of his wife, investigates a mysterious death in a Buddhist temple, but his logical, left-brained crime-solving skills are useless in the intuitive, non-linear world of Zen.

... the Detective’s logical mind is thwarted at every turn by his suspects' Zen thinking...

Detective: Where were you at the time of the murder?

Monk: What exactly do you mean by time?

Increasingly confused and unnerved, haunted by his dead wife’s ghost, and with his investigation going nowhere, the Detective finds himself drawn into a deeper, darker, more personal mystery, where he must confront terrifying questions about love and loss, which lead to a startling realization: the mystery he's there to solve isn't a murder at all, but the mystery of death itself.
You can check it out on IMDB and up the film's stats.

Props to Susan at Easy Bake Coven for the link.


  1. Thanks, Sue. You just made my day.


  2. Hey guys, that is THE Marc Rosenbush! Well, heck, if I'd known he was going to stop by I would have put some questions in my post.

    1. Can you help us bring Zen Noir to Charlottesville? We're working on Vinegar Hill Theatre from our end. We also have the Virginia Film Festival coming up in October. The theme this year is "Finding God at the Movies." You could have also slid into some of the previous themes like "In/Justice" (2005) and "Film Noir" (1993).

    2. When will the DVD come out? I didn't find a date on the website.

    Keep an eye out for Zen Noir, guys!

  3. Didn't know I qualify for a THE. Must be doing something right.

    Realistically, we probably won't play Charlottesville during the regular theatrical run. We're only scheduled for 10 cities right now, and though we'll definitely expand if we open well, most likely we'll still only hit major markets (no offense to Charlottesvillians).

    As for the film fest, if you know someone from there who's interested, they can contact us through our website and we can discuss it.

    The DVD will come out either late this year or early next year. Depends on how long we run in theatres.

    If you sign up for the mailing list on the Zen Noir site, we'll be happy to keep you updated.

    Happy blogging.