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Midnight At The Paradise

Midnight At The Paradise

Original name: Midnight At The Paradise
English name: Midnight At The Paradise
Year: 2022
Run time: 94 Min
Language: English
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Canada
Director: Vanessa Matsui
Producers: Bill Robertson
Cast: Liane Balaban, Allan Hawco, Kenneth Welsh, Emma Ferreira, Ryan Allen, Kate Trotter
Screenplay: Bill Robertson
Cinematographer: Jason Tan
Editor: Pauline Decroix
Sound Designer: Stephen Barden, Bernice Chu, Daniela Pinto
Music Composer: Dillon Baldassero, Songs Written & Perfomed by The Neighbourhood Watch
Production Company: BillFilms
World Sales: Media Luna


  • Hustler FF 2022
  • Cinequest FF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2022 Midnight At The Paradise

Director's Biography:

Vanessa Matsui

Vanessa Matsui is a director-actor-writer and Midnight At The Paradise is her debut feature. She is an alumnus of the Sundance New Voices Lab where she developed the second season of her critically acclaimed hit web series Ghost BFF, which she created, wrote, directed for and starred in. Ghost BFF was nominated for six Canadian Screen Awards including best Digital Series and two nominations for Vanessa as an actor, it screened at festivals globally and won multiple awards including Best Web Series at the LA International Femme FF.


When they were teenagers, Iris and Alex went to see the sexy French New Wave classic ‘Breathless' and fell in love. But life had other plans. Twenty years later, Iris is married to workaholic doctor Geoff, stressed out by motherhood and caring for her dying, self-centred film critic father, Max. Tonight she has scheduled a screening of 'Breathless' at the rundown Paradise Theatre in Max's honour, and on a whim invites Alex. But when Alex shows up with his fiancée Anthea, Iris' world is turned upside down and the two ex-lovers spend the evening contemplating the past and plotting a future together.