The new paranormal psycho-thriller The Dawn was released in select theaters, digital, and on-demand throughout North America on January 10, 2020. The film 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.
Starring Devanny Pinn (Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery), Stacey Dash (Clueless), 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 marks the feature film acting debut of Grubbs, known for her role as “Grace Williams” on Hawaii Five-0.
The Dawn follows a young woman in post-World War I United States who is sent to live in a convent after her father takes the lives of her entire family. As she matures, she becomes convinced the same demons that plagued her father have followed her into the convent and manifested themselves into her world. The film was shot on location in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and Idyllwild, California.
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 & Brandon Slagle). Early reviews have praised The Dawn for its sense of atmosphere, camerawork, and performances.
The Dawn was also directed by Slagle (Crossbreed, House of Manson) and produced by Pinn and Kiser under their Jaguar Cinema label. Throughline Films 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.