Coffee Ring Films

Caffeine-Powered Storytelling

We're an independent film company. We produce our own projects, and consider outside submissions.

A film about co-existence and fear in a city of 8 million.

"The Night Owl" is a story of miscommunication and conflict between two neighbors living in New York City. The main character Aaron lives in a small building that was, and to some degree still is, occupied by native working class New Yorkers.  After a night out with friends he is awaken by a knock on his door from the downstairs neighbor Leonard, who believes a loud banging is coming from Aaron's apartment. Aaron and Leonard go through a series of increasingly tense interactions leading to devastating consequences.

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Anthony Nicolau is an award winning filmmaker. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, he currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. The Night Owl is his third short film and fifth personal project since moving to New York.

Anthony Nicolau is an award winning filmmaker. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, he currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. The Night Owl is his third short film and fifth personal project since moving to New York.

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Location Scout

Location Scout

Pre-Production Stage

Pre-Production Stage

Scene from The Night Owl

Scene from The Night Owl

On Set

On Set

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