From Elgin To Hollywood: The Little Film That Could

From Elgin To Hollywood: The Little Film That Could
Coming Soon: To this theatre, which may or may not be near you, but come anyway...

This time last year we were in the midst of furiously working to put the finishing touches on our first feature film "Dark Before Dawn" which we finally premiered in February. If you're a follower of this blog then you already know that "Dark Before Dawn" was shot on a micro-budget that consisted largely of hot dogs and sticky notes and the goodwill of everyone involved. The actors improvised the story without a script. The scenes took place in public spaces in and around Elgin Illinois at night when it wouldn't be too disruptive to shoot. The backers weren't rich investors but rather were humble but loyal donors through Kickstarter.

It was "an experience" to produce, but turned out to be a pretty solid little film.

Then came festival submissions and we discovered just how much more difficult it is to get a feature film accepted to a festival than a short film. As the independent film scene gains momentum there are more and more films being made every year and there are still select few slots available at each festival.

So we are proud to announce that "Dark Before Dawn" was just selected to screen as the closing night film at the 2013 Los Angeles Women's Film Festival in Hollywood, California.

The LA Women's Film Festival is one of our perennial favorites both for the selection of films that are selected for the big screen and for the chance to be part of the Hollywood "scene" for a few days. So from the darkened streets of Elgin Illinois to the bright lights and glitter of Sunset Strip "Dark Before Dawn" has made it to Hollywood.

If you're interested in joining us for the screening here are the relevant details:

"Dark Before Dawn" screening at

The Los Angeles Women's Film Festival

Sundance Cinemas, Sunset Strip, Hollywood, CA

Sunday March 24th, 2013 at 9:00pm

(Ticket prices TBA)

See you in the movies!


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