ASPHALT CITY

ASPHALT CITY

Asphalt City follows Ollie Cross (Tye Sheridan), a young paramedic assigned to the NYC night shift with an uncompromising and seasoned partner Gene Rutkovsky (Sean Penn). The dark nights reveal a city in crisis; Rutkovsky guides Cross, as each 911 call is often dangerous and uncertain, putting their lives on the line every day to help others. Cross soon discovers firsthand the chaos and awe of a job that careens from harrowing to heartfelt, testing his relationship with Rutkovsky and the ethical ambiguity that can be the difference between life and death.

Statement from Director Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire:

“I had the chance to follow the paramedics for over a year in my neighborhood of Brooklyn (Bushwick/East NY/Brownsville), thanks to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, sitting in the back of their ambulance. This is also what Sean and Tye did during their preparation, to immerse themselves in their experience and life journey to accurately transcribe the speed of their actions, their words. We had this desire for a film as authentic and realistic as possible, which pays tribute to their bravery, dedication, and passion for their profession.”

WHO

CAST

Sean Penn                        “Gene Rutkovsky”

Tye Sheridan                     “Ollie Cross”

Gbenga Akkinagbe            “Verdis”

with Michael C. Pitt           “Lafontaine”

with Katherine Waterston “Nancy”

and Mike Tyson                 “Chief Burroughs”

Raquel Nave                     “Clara”

Kali Reis                            “Nia”

 

CREW

Director:                            Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire

Screenwriters:                   Ryan King and Ben Mac Brown

Based on:                          the novel Black Flies by Shannon Burke

Producers:                         Warren Goz, Eric Gold, Christopher Kopp, Lucan Toh, Sean Penn, John Ira

Palmer, John Wildermuth, Tye Sheridan, Tina Wang

Executive Producers:        James Masciello, Matthew Sidari, Mitchell Zhang, Luke Rodgers,

Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, Jamie Buckner, Shannon Burke, Babak Anvari,

Ryan King

Director of Photography:   David Ungaro, AFC

Editors:                              Saar Klein & Katie Mcquerrey

Production Designer:        Robert Pyzocha

Costume Designer:           Stacy Jansen

Music:                               Nicholas Becker and Quentin Sirjacq

Casting:                            Lori Eastside

WHEN
March 29, 2024
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