Neon Indian, real name Alan Palomo, has released a new short film 86'd. It is set in 1986 New York City, the neighborhood of Alphabet City to be exact (though it is film at Frankels, which is in Greenpoint).
The film follows a young man and his trip, literally and figuratively, after he does some drugs and heads to the deli for a late night sandwich. Then the camera pans to each of the groups in the deli and we hear their stories, which are all random and pretty crazy in their own right. The main character’s trip manages to find its way to create a climax right at the end.
Palomo directed and co-wrote the short film alongside Kai Flanders.
“Shortly after the end of the last American tour, I began work on what would eventually become 86’d; my first narrative short. A love letter to New York cinema and in a way, a final recapitulation of the Night School universe,” he explains about 86’d. “Shot on 16mm over the course of three nights, it was an ambitious undertaking for all parties involved but honestly making it was such a blast that at times felt like just that, a party. I'm eternally grateful to all the wonderful people that came together to realize this kooky project and proud to finally be able to share it with music and movie goers alike. Included with this is a vocal version of the shorts titular track ‘Heaven’s Basement (Theme From 86’d)’. Stay tuned for more in the new year!"
Listen to the song below, which is new and made for it.