Welcome to Dark Tastes, a restaurant that has no address, no phone number and whose website is a black page. It is a place where you dine in darkness, served by those who are blind.

It’s business as usual as Simmons and Bron, two former mercenaries go there to do a deal for a pair of high tech glasses that let the blind see. But Simmons just got hacked and doesn’t have the cash.

Joining them are Vera, Simmons’ wife and Randi, Bron’s model girlfriend. Just before they go in, Bron’s sister Lucretia crashes the party and invites herself along.

Inside the black and crowded restaurant, the mysterious Jacqueline, their blind and beautiful waitress, leads them to table. The five then taste greens that are from the Garden of Eden. The real Garden of Eden. And this is just the first of many surprises.

As the meal progresses, the restaurant’s blind owner, Nazeem, presents himself and in a horrific act of violence, revenges himself upon Simmons by killing Vera in the dark, right at their table!

As everything goes to Hell, the five find themselves scattered throughout the corridors of the restaurant, hunting each other and the illusive glasses. We quickly discover that no one is who they seem and everyone has a hidden agenda, especially the mysterious Jacqueline. For she is the one responsible for Dark Tastes’ unique food, food that comes from other ‘wheres’. And other ‘whens’.

Dark Tastes is a movie unlike anything you have ever experienced. It is a dark-as-night urban fantasy with layered depths that will take your mind and eyes to places they have literally never been. It toys with what you can and cannot see, twisting and turning as it hurtles towards a mind-blowing climax that will leave audiences stunned, with only one thing running through their minds: I must see this again.

Please Note: The first 90 seconds of the short is purposefully dark.
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Pitch dark both visually and tonally, steeped in mystery and intrigue, this ultra stylistic short piece is unparalleled in its ability to unsettle and unnerve. As a proof-of-concept for a future full-length feature, Dark Tastes riffs off surrealist science fiction and fantasy, creating a dizzyingly ambitious and highly original aesthetic… 
Framelight Film Festival

ALEXANDRA ROULSTON

as

Jacqueline

TRAVIS MCKENNA

as

Bron

DAN COUTO

Writer/Director

WALTER PACIFICO

Director of Photography