‘The Dawn’ sends shivers from Minnesota to California

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Executive Producers Chris Charles and John W. Bosher have expanded their Midwestern canon with the award-winning paranormal psycho-thriller The Dawn, which was released in select theaters, digital, and on-demand throughout North America on January 10, 2020.

Filmed in Minnesota and California, The Dawn follows a young woman in post-World War I America who is sent to a convent after her father takes the lives of her entire family.

As she matures, she becomes convinced that the same demons who plagued her father have followed her into the convent and manifested themselves into her world.

Besides co-founding Chicago-based Throughline Films, which negotiated The Dawn’s distribution deal, Charles and Bosher are Columbia College grads with a long list of Windy City-connected credits including The City That Sold America, Hunting God, and Zero Weeks.

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Awards, etc.
Following participation at the Catalina Film Festival, The Dawn made its premiere at the Shockfest Film Festival, where it picked up several nominations and won the Audience Award for “Best Feature,” “Best Actress” (Pinn), and “Best Writers” (Elliot Diviney and Brandon Slagle).

Early reviews have praised The Dawn for its sense of atmosphere, camerawork, and performances.

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The film’s cast includes Devanny Pinn (Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery), Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls), Teilor Grubbs (Hawaii Five-0), David Goryl (There’s Something About Mary), Heather Wynters (Fear the Walking Dead), Susan Slaughter (Ghost Hunters International), and Ryan Kiser (Gangster Land).

The Dawn also marks the feature film acting debut of Teilor Grubbs, known for her role as “Grace Williams” on Hawaii Five-0.
 

 
Behind the scenes
The Dawn was directed by Slagle (Crossbreed, House of Manson) and produced by Pinn and Kiser under their Jaguar Cinema label. Throughline negotiated the North American distribution deal as well as an international deal with Kaleidoscope Film Distribution. Kaleidoscope will distribute in the UK and release the film throughout the world Spring 2020.

The Dawn is now available on most major cable, satellite, and digital VOD platforms, including Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, Dish Network, Frontier, and Verizon, in addition to Amazon Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, iTunes, Redbox On Demand, and Vudu. To learn more, click on this.

 
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