I Saw the TV Glow

Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show – a vision of a supernatural world beneath their own. In the pale glow of the TV, Owen’s view of reality begins to crack.
by Jane Schoenbrun
with Justice Smith, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Ian Foreman, Fred Durst, Danielle Deadwyler, Helena Howard
USA 2024 English 100’ Colour International premiere


  • Justice Smith (Owen)
  • Brigette Lundy-Paine (Maddy)
  • Ian Foreman (Young Owen)
  • Fred Durst (Frank)
  • Danielle Deadwyler (Brenda)
  • Helena Howard (Isabel)


Director Jane Schoenbrun
Screenplay Jane Schoenbrun
Cinematography Eric Yue
Editing Sofi Marshall
Production Design Brandon Tonner-Connolly
Costumes Rachel Dainer-Best
Make-Up Aaron Worman
Casting Geraldine Barrón, Salome Oggenfuss, Abby Harri
Producers Ali Herting, Emma Stone, Dave McCary, Sarah Winshall, Sam Intili

Jane Schoenbrun

The non-binary filmmaker and writer is dedicated to making and supporting queer cinema. Alongside their work as a filmmaker, they are currently finishing their first novel and are working on getting more comfortable with silence.


2021 We’re All Going to the World’s Fair 2024 I Saw the TV Glow

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024