Posts tagged "Dark Before Dawn"

"Dark Before Dawn" In Hollywood

"Dark Before Dawn" In Hollywood
Well, technically it was in Beverly Hills, but who is counting, right? It was our Los Angeles premiere and we were darn proud of it! Our little mumblecore film all grown up and lighting up the big screen in LA! Of course we had to take lots of pictures, so have a seat, grab some... Read more »

A Full House: A Nice Problem To Have

A Full House: A Nice Problem To Have
Every filmmaker, from the mightiest studio executive to the humblest of students with a camcorder all have one thing in common: to have a full audience when they premiere their film. The scale varies, of course: the student might be hoping to fill their living room while the studio executive is hoping to fill hundreds... Read more »

From Elgin To Hollywood: The Little Film That Could

From Elgin To Hollywood: The Little Film That Could
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... Read more »
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Five Years of Filming in Chicago

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Everybody wants to be an overnight success. We sometimes fall into the ┬átrap of thinking that the only movies being made are the blockbuster hits that take theatres by storm. It’s easy to be so dazzled by the glitz of an action packed feature film and it’s easy to forget that the people who made... Read more »

3 Reasons To Go Out On A Thursday Night

First of all, I’m sure that savvy Scenesters such as yourself are the adventurous sort who love to shake things up from time to time. Fancy cheeses made in Spain? Why not? Coffee that comes in a tiny cup? All the better to taste the sophistication! A movie on a Thursday night? Well, premieres only... Read more »

United Film Festival Trailer

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Here is a sneak peek at our film “Dark Before Dawn” which will be making it’s Chicago premiere on Thursday September 27th at 9:30pm as the closing night feature of the United Film Festival: Chicago. We invite you to join us!
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Festival First Saves Best For Last

Festival First Saves Best For Last
Not long ago we premiered our very first feature film “Dark Before Dawn” to a full house at the Marcus Cinema in Elgin, IL. It was a grand night and we looked forward to launching our film into the festival circuit with anticipation and optimism. Today, we are delighted to announce that we have been... Read more »

Blue Damen Pictures: Celebrating 6 Years of Film Production In Chicago

Blue Damen Pictures: Celebrating 6 Years of Film Production In Chicago
  June 28th: It’s our birthday and we never forget it! This year we are 6 years old and we think that is something worth celebrating. Here is how far we have come in 6 years: We have produced 4 short films: “Persephone”, “The Visionary”, “Mattress World”, and (currently in production) “Recalculating”.   Thinking big... Read more »

Who Cares About Independent Film Anyway?

<Start irony> Thanks Apple. And Canon. And Sony. And all of you- you know who you are. You’re the ones who made it just SO easy for everyone to become a filmmaker these days and now we’re paying the price. The Facebook messages, the endless event invitations, the please-like-this-project-cuz-I’m-working-on-it-and-we’re-friends-right? pleas. Oh yeah, and the constant... Read more »
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"Dark Before Dawn" on Elgin Today

So we had a premiere a few weeks ago for our new film “Dark Before Dawn”: It was an amazing event and we were so excited to have a chance to share the fruits of our labors with all out supporters and the good folks of Elgin who let us produce the film in their... Read more »