Flirting With Azrael
Flirting With Azrael is now available for an exclusive Online Premiere event; every $14.99 virtual ticket (good for seven days) or $50 VIP ticket (good for one month, and including a poster and signed screenplay) directly benefits Central Cinema when purchased through Storyhaus Media’s website.
Based on Knoxville music producer John Tod Baker’s 2015 concept album, Flirting with Azrael: A Psychedelic Rock Musical is a film about Rabi Xaler, a woman abused and tormented by her alcoholic and adulterous husband, JD. Rabi takes matters into her own hands and murders him, but unsatisfied with the manner in which he dies, finds a re-animation clinic run by Azrael, the angel of death, so that she can bring him back to life in order to kill him over and over again, until she is satisfied, so that he may finally feel her pain.
Written and directed by Stephen Zimmerman and Douglas McDaniel, Knoxville’s own Storyhaus Media produced and financed this $100k film with local investors.