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ABOUT THE FILM
FORMAT: Feature Film
GENRE: Lesbian led Horror Romance
Two women, one running from her past, and one charging towards her future, find themselves in the grip of a deranged pious family. Will their love be the key to survival? Or will death do them part?
The two leads are strong, complex, multi-layered women. The mastermind villain is as well. Many of the key crew positions are held by women.
The film is about the right to be who you are and to love who you want to love. To fight through prejudice and to live or die for what you believe in and who you want to be. It tackles these themes in a romantic, exciting, scary, suspenseful way. The antagonists are the old world. The protagonists are the new.
Craig grew up in Denver, Colorado and Dallas, Texas. He graduated with honors from the University of Iowa and studied directing with Judith Weston.
He is the writer/director of more than 25 short films, most in the horror, thriller, and action genres. Those short films have over 70,000,000 views online, have played numerous festivals, and won multiple awards. His newest film, "$TRIP", recently won Best Horror Short and Best Makeup FX. He was a co-producer on the award winning “Ball of Wax”, and director of photography and editor on the feature “I Was A Teenage Wereskunk”, available on Amazon.
When his Mom was diagnosed with Cancer, Craig captured her year-long ordeal on video. The resulting feature documentary, “The Closer She Gets”, played at Slamdance, won best documentary at Zero Film festival, and has been used by hospice care professionals to help families cope with their own cancer journeys.
Craig is also an avid traveler. (50 states, 42 countries and counting). He finds inspiration in the uniqueness of other places, people and cultures. He blogs about it at CraigoTravels.com.
Neal McLaughlin is a produced screenwriter and published novelist. He is a one time finalist and three time semi finalist in the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship put on by the Academy of Motion Pictures. His own feature film writer/director debut (the 50s monster movie comedic homage "I Was a Teenage Wereskunk") was released in 2016 to rave reviews from the LA Times, Dread Central, etc. In addition to "Straight on till Morning" he has two other screenplays currently under option with Hollywood producers. His own writer/director sophomore feature is also in preproduction.
Best known for her appearances as Mrs. Dodds/The Fury in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Paranormal Activity 3, American Horror Story and Rob Zombie's Lords of Salem, Maria Olsen has worked on more than 65 feature films and over 150 shorts, television shows, music videos and commercials since 2005. She has also won four awards (including awards for both acting and directing), had two short films appear at the 2009 Cannes Short Film Program, one at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, plus others at Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors and HorrorFest.
Maren H. Jensen earned her B.F.A. from Barnard College of Columbia University and studied advanced screenwriting and production design at Prague’s Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU). She earned her M.F.A in Film & Television Production from University of Southern California’s world renowned School of Cinematic Arts, where she studied production design. Maren’s work as a production designer has been featured in a number of publications, including the May 2018 issue of American Cinematographer magazine, where she was interviewed and written about for her work on the film Wyrm (Sundance Official Selection). She is one of the youngest members to be invited into the selective Production Designer’s Collective.
Rachael Wagner is an accomplished makeup artist with a professional concentration in special effects makeup, creating and applying highly realistic prosthetics for film, television and live events. She is a graduate of Make-up Designory's Master Program and a finalist in multiple IMATS Battle of the Brushes events. She starred in 2 seasons of SyFy’s “FaceOff”. She has worked with and for many diverse clientele, including Fall Out Boy, National Geographic, Girl Scouts of America, the Metropolitan Opera, Universal Studios, Hyundai, Nerdist, Syfy, MGMT, Solar City, Sheroes Entertainment LLC , the Magic Castle and DragonCon. Her work on ‘$TRIP’ has earned her Best Makeup FX Award from Sin City Horror Festival.
David has won a primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects and been nominated for 7 more. His work has been seen in The Walking Dead, Game Of Thrones, The X-Files, The Hunger Games, Band of Brothers, Rescue Dawn and many more features and television shows.