Horror Film DARK AWAKENING Premieres at Cannes Film Market This Month
Café Oscuro Films, in collaboration with Atlantic & Pacific Pictures, are pleased to announce the premiere of their most ambitious project to date, "Dark Awakening" (previously titled Nevermore) at the Cannes Film Market next May 18.
From the executive producer of "The Ring" (Michele Weisler), "Dark Awakening" is a horror-thriller film that takes place in Cedar Rock Falls, a small fictional town in North Carolina where a man (James), his wife (Jennifer) and 7 year-old son (Danny) decide to move temporarily after the death of James' mother. Soon, The Family begins to experience strange episodes of frightening apparitions in the house, including those of dead children.
The film is co-written and directed by renowned director and special effects' artist Dean C. Jones. Emmy Award winner, Mr. Jones has been actively involved in productions such as "Poltergeist," "Poltergeist II," "Star Trek," "X-Men First Class" and "Pirates of the Caribbean," among several others.
Legend of the genre and three-time Golden Globe nominee actor, Lance Henriksen, acts in the film as Father Donovan. Best known for his roles in 'Alien' and FOX's "Millennium," Mr. Henriksen is the perfect complement to a talented cast that includes Jason Cook (Days of our Lives and General Hospital) and Valerie Azlynn (Sullivan & Son and The Big Bang Theory), as well as model and Olympic medalist Lauren Sesselmann and little actor William Pifer in the role of Danny; both making their feature-film acting debut.
Filming of "Dark Awakening" took place in the Alamance County in the State of North Carolina for an entire month, giving the opportunity to many local residents to be cast in supporting roles throughout the movie.
Recently, the marketing team released the film's official trailer and teaser, as well as the first promotional posters with amazing feedback from fans all around the world on the film's social channels.
With Cannes just around the corner, Colombian-born Executive Producer for "Dark Awakening" Liliana Kligman (Café Oscuro Films) said:
"Filming Dark Awakening was one of the most rewarding experiences of my entire career. I had a lifetime dream that started at College, became a great idea a couple of years ago in Bogota, Colombia and then materialized as a production company in the US. Being able to work on such large and ambitious project as 'Dark Awakening' and then see it come to Cannes is just phenomenal. Hand in hand with our partners and co-producers, and the entire collaborative team, keeping our focus and working very hard every day, today, we are very proud of the final product and very confident Cannes will open a lot of doors not only for the film but for other projects in the pipeline."