You guys remember that movie I told you about? The one I co-wrote and co-produced and some of you were gracious enough to donate to so we could finish our post-production?
Well, it will be premiering under the Narrative Spotlights at the South by Southwest Film Festival this year!
I can’t believe that this idea born out of my late-night, heavy-breathing “Oh my God I’m going to DIE!” panic attacks is now a full-fledged movie premiering at one of my favorite film festivals.
We are beyond the Thunderdome excited. Like, I’m going to go bleach and feather my hair and put a chain-link dress on and find Mel Gibson and say, “Two men enter, one man leaves” excited.
The film was written in the summer of 2011, but the subject matter- gun culture- is all the more prevalent today. We couldn’t have imagined that the always important topic would (sadly) heat up again.
Since we shot the film, our lead actress Trieste Kelly Dunn was offered a reoccurring role on Alan Ball’s new TV show Banshee, our lead actor Francisco Barreiro swept up the Fantastic Fest awards with his film Here Comes the Devil (and a remake of the film he starred in, We Are What We Are, was a hit at Sundance this year) and our supporting lead Ashley Spillers acted opposite Robert DeNiro in Last Vegas!
We are also proud to say that we have amazing Latino talent representin’ in the film. Our lead actor, Francisco, hails from Mexico City and this is his first English-speaking role!
Thank you to everyone who emotionally, financially and online-y supported us. It means so much.
I promise not to beat you over the head with film stuff, but once in awhile I’ll probably talk about it.
-Here is the official SXSW page for our movie (funny enough- they accidentally listed Dave Grohl’s new documentary Sound City as Loves Her Gun)
-Here is our new work-in-progress website (if any graphic designers would be interested in helping us with a site, please let me know)
-Here is the film’s Facebook page for updates.
For any press inquiries, questions, concerns about the expiration date on the mayonnaise in your fridge, please shoot me an email at laurenmodery at gmail dot com.
Hey Lauren I have been following your blog for awhile and really enjoy it! As a fellow film-nerd I am so excited for you and the movie! SXSW already looks like it’ll be awesome this year and I hope to see your movie!
Thank you so much, Grace! Make sure to say hi if you see the film!
Yayyyyy!!!! YAYAYAYYYYY!! Such exciting news and I don’t even know you but that’s so awesome. I can’t wait to see the full movie! Congrats to you and Geoff =D
Thank you so much!!!! 😀
I’ve been following you for quite some time now and I’m so happy to hear of your success! I wish you the best of luck with this film. It’s even more exciting since you’ve hit on such an important topic right now. I’m sure it will be a huge success. Congratulations!
Awww…thank you so much! I really appreciate that!
that’s awesome. can’t wait. i’ll be sure to include the film in my wtf is latino at sxsw.
Oh my God…you must think I’m a spaz for emailing you. I got so scared. I can’t read!
Congratulations! That’s awesome!
Congrats! This is awesome.
I’m slowly catching up on blogs after graduation, so I’m late to the party, buuuuut CONGRATS! If you wanna talk about the movie with me for my blog, don’t hesitate to lemme know. 🙂
Thanks, Sarah! We’d love to talk to you about the movie. What’s the best way to contact you?
you can send me an email at krazedaiseATgmail.com 🙂