“NIGHTHAWKS”— Gritty and Surreal


Gritty and Surreal

Amos Lassen

Chace Crawford is Stanley, a Midwest transplant who is introduced into the New York nightlife scene by his affluent, calculating roommate Chad (Kevin Zegers). However, the neon club lights mask a wealth of deep, dark secrets.

 Stan is  sensitive,  naïve and a romantic who doesn’t realize there’s a precedent in place— that of a secret society of self-proclaimed degenerates and a mysterious band of mask-wearing millennials known as the Nighthawks. The drama is about an elitist secret society in New York City that tries to dissect a crime recently committed against one of its own. Stan agrees to play wingman to Chad.

They embark upon an exploration of glittering New York nightlife, whose darkest secrets are held captive by the Nighthawks, a group of artistic and influencer-hopeful millennials. The evening becomes increasingly surreal as it continues into an interrogation of mysterious past events, with Stan caught in the middle.

Written, directed, and produced by Grant S. Johnson, “Nighthawks” has twists and turns and breaks some rules with how it’s narrated and with its dream sequences. There are dark themes that take us on a journey.