Captain Blackout is a TV pilot from Hellespont Films and directed by Matthew Panepinto.
Captain Blackout tells the story of James Black (Dann Florek) who miraculously awakens from three decades of unconsciousness to find a drastically altered reality. Though his family and friends hope to gradually integrate him back into their lives, it’s all turned upside down when James discovers that his wife has left him for his Best Man, his daughter (Daine Neal) is engaged to a woman, and staunch Republican, Ronald Reagan, has been replaced by an African American Democrat. Only two pillars of stability remain: a rational therapist twenty years his junior (Chris Papavasiliou), and the downtown club where James’s most sacred memories remain.
Starring Dann Florek, Diane Neal, Tamara Tunie, Chris Papavasiliou, Lawton Paskea, Christine Kelly, Charlie Heydt and Jim Conroy.
Music by Henrik Åström.