IFC Films will release God’s Time the NYC-set dark comedy and vibrant debut film from writer and director Daniel Antebi starring Ben Groh, Dion Costelloe (The Deuce), Liz Caribel (Ellen, Pussy Island) and Jared Abrahamson (American Animals).
The film had its World Premiere at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival in the U.S. Narrative Competition, where it garnered a Best Performance Special Jury Mention for actress Liz Caribel; and will be released in select theaters and VOD on February 24, 2023.
In God’s Time, best friends and recovering addicts Dev (Ben Groh) and Luca (Dion Costelloe) are secretly in love with fellow addict Regina (Liz Caribel). At every meeting they hear her share her wild fantasy to kill her evil ex-boyfriend. But one day she changes her share; now she sounds serious. This sets Dev and Luca off on a 24-hour odyssey through pandemic-gripped New York City to stop Regina from making a life-shattering mistake. As their friendship is pushed to the brink, Dev and Luca realize their bond is unbreakable.
Director-Writer Daniel Antebi added, “Although this is my first feature film, I can assure you this is my second press release. I am still in a constant state of gratitude! From writing the story with Ben and Dion to my collaborative relationship with Topic Studios, Raven, Watch This Ready, Liz, and now IFC Films. They are the perfect partner to distribute my debut romp.”
Daniel Antebi’s short film A Dios won him a 2019 Sundance Ignite Fellowship, and his short film Soft was an official selection of the 2020 SXSW Film Festival. Daniel has also created work for the United Nations, RFK Human Rights Foundation, and Black Lives Matter, and was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film 2020”.