Zeroes and Ones (2021)


Zeros and Ones is a 2021 American-Italian thriller film written and directed by Abel Ferrara.

It stars Ethan Hawke, Cristina Chiriac, Phil Neilson, Valerio Mastandrea, Dounia Sichov, Korlan Madi, Mahmut Sifa Erkaya and Anna Ferrara.


An American soldier stationed in Rome with the Vatican blown up, embarks on a hero’s journey to uncover and defend against an unknown enemy threatening the entire world.


  • Ethan Hawke as JJ.
  • Cristina Chiriac.
  • Phil Neilson.
  • Valerio Mastandrea.
  • Dounia Sichov.
  • Korlan Madi.
  • Mahmut Sifa Erkaya.
  • Anna Ferrara.


In November 2020, it was announced Ethan Hawke, Cristina Chiriac, and Phil Nelson had joined the cast of the film, with Abel Ferrara directing from a screenplay he wrote.

Principal photography commenced in November 2020 in Italy.


The film had its world premiere at the 74th Locarno Film Festival in August 2021.


2021 – 74th Locarno Film Festival: Best Direction Award Abel Ferrara.


  • Ethan Hawke was one of the celebrities interviewed for Abel Ferrara’s documentary “Chelsea on the Rocks” (2008)

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Abel Ferrara.
  • Producer(s):
    • Danny Chan … executive producer (as Danny H. Chan).
    • Valeria Correale … associate producer.
    • Simone Gandolfo … line producer.
    • Brent Guttman … executive producer.
    • Philipp Kreuzer … producer.
    • Alex Lebovici … executive producer.
    • Pia Patatian … executive producer.
    • Diana Phillips … producer.
    • Manuel Stefanolo … coordinating producer.
    • Don Young … executive producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • Abel Ferrara.
  • Music:
    • Joe Delia.
  • Cinematography:
    • Sean Price Williams.
  • Editor(s):
    • Leonardo Daniel Bianchi.
  • Production:
    • Maze Pictures.
    • Hammerstone Studios.
    • Rimsky Productions.
    • Macaia Film.
    • Almost Never Films Inc. (co-production).
  • Distributor(s):
    • Lionsgate (2021) (USA) (theatrical).
    • Signature Films (2021) (Ireland) (all media).
    • Signature Films (2021) (UK) (all media).
  • Release Date: 12 August 2021 (Locarno Film Festival, Premiere).
  • Rating: R.
  • Running Time: 85 minutes.
  • Country: US & Italy.
  • Language: English.

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