Friday, February 16th
7:00 – 9:00pm
Naval Heritage Center
$11 IN ADVANCE HERE OR AT THE DOOR
Directed by Jeffrey Johnson
USA / 2018 / 86mins / World Premiere
Mike, (Jeffrey Johnson), is a mild-mannered restaurant manager whose life gets turned upside down the night he discovers a mysterious bag left behind by one of his employees. Inside are several comic books, including one about a superhero, Captain Black, that totally captures his imagination. He is especially taken with Captain Black’s sexy cohort, a beautiful heroine named Kitt Vixen, whose fantasy allure is so intoxicating that it has even inspired porn sites.
A Halloween party gives Mike the opportunity to act out his superhero fantasy as he dresses up in a homemade Captain Black costume. Putting on the suit gives Mike confidence and courage. To his delight, he meets up with a costumed Kitt Vixen (Georgia Norman), who seduces him and gives him a night to remember. Before he can even ask her for her name, she disappears into the night.
Mike is content to consider this adventure a lovely memory until fast forward two months later when he meets up with her again, accidentally. But every fantasy has its price. Out of costume, he discovers she’s not the women he thought she was, and this revelation makes him question every aspect of his life, including his relationship with his estranged sister (Kirsten Roeters) and his abused next-door neighbor (Liesel Kopp) and her son (Nico David). Even his best friend and closest confidante, Kris (Linara Washington), can’t help him now.
It’s only when he remembers what Captain Black has inspired inside him that he realizes he has the strength within himself to withstand life’s challenges and be his own ally.
Jeffrey Johnson has made a career as an actor is Los Angeles since the late 90s. Originally from Massachusetts; a Theatre Major at the University Of Massachusetts & played in the rock & roll cover band NSC, he has called Los Angeles home now for over two decades. He started his performing career in with award winning theatre groups such as Critical Mass, The Evidence Room, VS. Theatre, Sons Of Semele, Moving Arts, Bad Puppets, Bootleg Theater, the Odyssey, FAKE Radio Players, the Celebration, and more, also in the Pacific Northwest with the Portland Center Stage. He won critical acclaim for the heart-felt faith-based film, Letters To God, where he played an alcoholic postal worker who befriends a child stricken with terminal cancer. Other film roles include roles in the made-for-TV Helter Skelter, Terminator Genisys, Good Grief (*award winner), Haunting Of Cellblock 11 (*award winner), Worth, The 6th Degree, Stellina Blue, A Coat Of Snow, Down Dog (*award winner), Scorcher, Over The Shoulder (*award winner), and many more. He has a long litany of television appearances on such shows as Bones, Criminal Minds, NCIS, Lie To Me, Burn Notice, CSI, Without A Trace, Barbershop, Boomtown, The Secret Life Of The American Teenager, Tremors, Unhitched, and more. He has a litany of on camera commercial work too long to list. Over the years, he’s become an accomplished voiceover artist in commercials, industrials, narration, video games, and the like such as Port Protection, Ice Lake Rebels, Hitman, I Escaped Jaws, TERA, GMC, DirectTV, Honda, Silverado, Epson, Northwestern Mutual, Bonefish Grill, Home Depot, and dozens more. Most notably, Mr. Johnson has been the voice of TMobile since 2012. “Captain Black” is his debut as a feature film writer/director. He has also been dipping his toes into producing film & music.