A Night of Three Short Films, Drama House Productions, LLC, Spate Pictures
Representing the collective inaugural offerings from Drama House Productions, LLC, and Spate Pictures, a special media and industry screening entitled "A Night of Three Short Films" will take place on Thursday, September 27th at 7:30 pm to celebrate the dynamic trio of inspiring dramatic films -– "Within" (produced by Spate Pictures in partnership with Drama House Productions and Zamorano Productions ); "El Abuelo" and "With Me" (produced by Drama House Productions). The filmmakers and cast will participate in a Q&A directly after the films are shown.
This special event is a unique opportunity to view the works from three up-and-coming filmmakers who each bring these touching family tales of survival and hope to the three-day exclusive, limited engagement of matinee showings of the films in Santa Monica at Laemmle's Monica 4-plex, from Wednesday, September 26th through Friday, September 28th.
"The three short films each portray real-life drama that normal, everyday families could face, so we know many people will relate to these films," states Patrick Scott, founder of Drama House Productions. "It's perfect that we are premiering the three short films together, as they each represent the basis on which Drama House Productions was founded –- presenting realistic family dramas."
Alex Lane, founder of Spate Pictures says, "We're thrilled to be collaborating with Drama House Productions. In addition to providing entertainment, we believe that films ought to inspire the audience to be a better version of themselves. People need that now more than ever and these three short films share our vision of that."
"Within" is about Robert Barren, a man whose childhood family relationship impacts his adult life so severely that it almost leads him to self-destruction until an unexpected visitor intervenes to confront his flawed childhood memories. "Within" was produced by Elizabeth Bradley, Alex Lane and Patrick Scott. The film's executive producers were Eric Etebari and Kay Madsen. Alex Lane wrote and directed the film. View www.withinthefilm.com for more information about the cast and story. Follow the film on Facebook www.facebook.com/WithinTheFilm and on Twitter @WithinTheFilm as it is also close to embarking on a feature journey.
"El Abuelo" chronicles the journey of Nick, an autistic boy who does not speak, yet is befriended by an illegal Mexican laborer, El Abuelo. Over the course of the ensuing day and night, Nick will listen, watch and learn about lives very different from his own. He will come under the quiet spell of El Abuelo, and at the end of the adventure, Nick will finally find his voice. "El Abuelo" was produced, written, filmed and edited entirely in San Diego. Scott produced the film. with Jonathan Tsang as the line producer. Screenwriter Stephen Metcalfe, best known for his work with "Jacknife" starring Robert DeNiro participated in writing the script with Scott, and Stephen Crutchfield directed the film.