Forth Worth, TX (PRWEB) June 12, 2005
Nearly 400 horror flick fans, actors and crew members last week viewed a first-cut screening of the locally produced independent film ÂAfter SundownÂ at Billy BobÂs Texas nightclub. A 90-second first-cut trailer is now viewable at http://www.aftersundownmovie.com.
After Sundown Film Partners (ASFP), comprised of associated production companies Windblown Films of Fort Worth (http://www.windblownfilms.com) and ThinkTank Entertainment of Dallas (http://www.thinktankenter.com) underwrote the first public screening of the film at Billy BobÂs Texas, the worldÂs largest honky-tonk. The movie is expected to be ready for distribution within 30 days and in video stores in late August.
Although the full length feature did not have the entire complement of ÂstingersÂ (musical punctuations) and sound effects, the audience was highly responsive. Strong reactions came during the opening scenes of Old West townsfolk battling a vicious cowboy-vampire in search of his newborn offspring; the birth and death of the child, and the amusing, obsessive antics of a contemporary funeral home executive.
ÂThe event was a resounding success,Â said Keith Randal Duncan (http://www.imdb.com), the movieÂs Executive Producer and a 20-year veteran of film, video, theater and the amusement industries. ÂBased on audience reaction Â more than 200 comment cards were returned and about 65 had additional handwritten comments Â we are going to execute the final cut utilizing this ÂgoldenÂ data.
ÂWith all the special effects and additional scenes shot by David Pinkston, we are confident the final version will be a crowd-pleaser,Â said Duncan, a member of the Dallas Producers Association and the Texas Association of Film & Tape Professionals. ÂFor anxious fans and industry watchers, we now have a Âfirst cutÂ trailer running at our Website: http://www.aftersundownmovie.com.Â
DuncanÂs previous film credits include ÂRamming Speed,Â ÂDark DealerÂ and ÂSomething of Mine.Â
ÂFive film distributors have already contacted ASFP about distribution deals,Â disclosed Christopher Abram, an Executive Producer, the writer and one of the two team Directors of ÂAfter Sundown.Â ÂThey are as eager as we are to meet the growing demand for the horror-thriller genreÂ sought by the target audience of 17-to-24-year-olds.Â
Abram, listed on the Internet Movie Data Base (http://www.imdb.com), is known best as Executive Producer, Writer and Director of ÂThe Fanglys,Â (The Asylum Distribution, Los Angeles) a micro-budgeted horror flick that has done very well Â selling an estimated 20,000 units nationwide Â in its current home video release.
The movieÂs other team director, Michael W. Brown, said, ÂThis film is a serious effort to improve the micro-budgeted horror movie genre. WeÂve made a movie that supersedes the typical throw-away videos so common to other films in this genre.Â
Brown, a regionally prominent, award-winning theatre director, delighted the audience with his on-screen portrayal of the obsessive-compulsive, arrogant funeral director.
Principle photography for the North Texas Âgrown,Â direct-to-video indie film began in late November at locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, including Billy BobÂs, the adjacent historic Fort Worth Stockyards and the Beaumont Ranch in Grandview, Texas. The remarkably detailed western gothic mixes modern-day vampires and zombies with American Old West characters in pitched battles featuring viewer-startling gore and suspense.
The cast includes Susana Gibb, Reece Rios, Natali Jones, J. Christopher, Michael W. Brown, Jamie Amaral and Joey Galt. Special guest star Jake Billingsley, one of the most popular participants in CBS TelevisionÂs reality series, ÂSurvivor ThailandÂ (http://www.survivorjake.com) portrays the modern-day, cool-headed Sheriff. The Texarkana, Texas native is now a McKinney, Texas businessman and motivational speaker,
The producers describe the filmÂs eye-popping plot as Âan action-packed story of a young woman who uncovers a dark secret, detailed in a diary found as an old cemetery is relocated to make way for a new subdivision.
ÂShe is plunged into a gory battle with a predatory vampire from the Old West who has the power to create undead zombie slaves that assist him on his search for his vampire offspring. With the help of Texas locals, our heroine ends the growing threat in a wild clash of vampires and zombies, sending the creatures straight to Hell!Â Abram said.
Note to Editors: Downloadable jpegs of producers, directors, actors, and movie logo are available at the Web site: http://www.aftersundownmovie.com/press
For More Information or Interviews:
Keith Randal Duncan, Producer, After Sundown Film Partners, Dallas, 972-599-9293, firstname.lastname@example.org
Preston F. Kirk, APR, Kirk Public Relations, Austin TX, 830-693-4447; email@example.com
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