DANCINGSTAR PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES SNEAK PREVIEW OF NAKED ANGEL, FEATURE FILM SHOT ENTIRELY IN SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN
For Immediate Release
Dancingstar Productions teams up with the Michigan Theater to give local audiences the first chance to see their latest film, Naked Angel.
[Ann Arbor, MI]—August 06, 2010— Dancingstar Productions, announces the September 24th sneak preview of Naked Angel, starring James Duval. The event is being held at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, MI and will be attended by the cast, crew, and the general public.
Naked Angel revolves around Andreas, played by Duval, a man plagued by low self confidence and intense fear of social situations. This all changes when he meets Estelle, his guardian angel. Estelle longs to earn her wings so she can reunite with her children, but when she begins to fall in love with Andreas she finds she can no longer hear the voice of God.
The film was shot primarily in Ann Arbor with much of the cast in and crew being pulled from the local area. Writer and Director Christina Morales Hemenway was quoted as saying “One thing that is especially exciting about producing this film is that it will be a community filmmaking experience,” she adds. “We plan to hire as many local people as possible, get local businesses involved, and showcase Ann Arbor locations in the film.”
In anticipation of the film’s release Dancingstar Productions will be placing signs at the majority of the shooting locations so fans can see exactly where the scenes took place. In conjunction with this a contest will also be run which asks fans to take pictures of themselves with the signs and submit them to the Naked Angel Facebook page which can be found at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Naked-Angel-the-movie/327273665184. The first three fans to submit a picture of themselves with each sign will win two tickets to the Film.
Also on August 31st Project LightStand will be hosting a Q&A with Writer/Director Christina Morales Hemenway at Elmo’s Hideaway in Ann Arbor. This event can be registered for at http://www.projectlightstand.com/calendar/14253755/.
The gala begins at 6:30pm on September 24th. Tickets for this are available in limited numbers and can only be purchased only at www.dancingstarproductions.com. The film begins at 7:30pm and general admission tickets are on sale now for $10 ($7, for Michigan Theater members) at both www.dancingstarproductions.com, and the Michigan Theater Box Office.
Following the film there will be another Q&A open to all in attendance with the Cast & Crew who helped make this amazing film possible.
For more information about Naked Angel; Dancingstar Productions, including upcoming cast & crew calls please visit: http:///www.dancingstarproductions.com.
About Dancingstar Productions, LLC:
Dancingstar Productions, LLC located in Ann Arbor, Michigan is an independent film production company committed to producing entertaining, enlightening, and emotionally uplifting films in Southeast Michigan. Dancingstar’s previous film, Dreammaker, currently available on DVD has won several awards including The Broad Humor Film Festival’s Audience Choice Award, Indifest Chicago’s Audience Choice Award, and Cinneville’s Best Feature Film Award.
About Christina Morales Hemenway:
With imagination and tenacity Christina Morales Hemenway set out in her early years to be true to her inner artistic voice. As a child she would bribe the neighborhood kids to be in her productions, whether they were dance performances, plays or even a circus. Balancing classes at Community High School and Pioneer High, she graduated in 1988 with awards in singing and acting and a full scholarship to study with Marcel Marceau in his summer program in Ann Arbor.
She continued her artistic development in California where she attended California Institute of the Arts and graduated with a BFA in Theater. She stayed in the Los Angeles area to explore her interests in screenwriting, singing, song writing, movement theatre and filmmaking. While there, she wrote and directed several shorts, one music video, one industrial and two features. Her original stage play "Morgan Le Fey" was performed as part of the "LA Edgefest” and again at The Complex in Hollywood. She then brought the play to Community High School and, with the collaboration of the students, transformed it into a musical. Her first film, "Fire in the Water" was bought by Hypnotic.
Her film Dreammaker has won either the Audience Choice Award or Best Feature film in every festival in which it has played and has enjoyed successful screenings in Los Angeles, Chicago, Louisville, Ann Arbor and Rome, Italy.
About the Michigan Theater:
Now celebrating its 83rd year, the Michigan Theater is Ann Arbor’s not-for-profit historic center for fine film and performing arts. Saved in 1979 by a group of concerned citizens, the Theater has gone on to win numerous awards for its restoration, its programming and its role in the community. It was designated an official venue of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The theater is located in downtown Ann Arbor at 603 East Liberty Street, across the street from Borders Books and Music. Please visit the theater’s website at http://michtheater.org. The 24-hour information line is (734) 668-TIME.
About the Project LightStand:
Project LightStand is a community of film makers seeking to develop ideas into scripts with a message that can be produced into festival bound short films right now; and then do it. For more information visit http://www.projectlightstand.com/.
About Elmo’s Hideaway:
Elmo’s Hideaway is a performing arts space in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan. Hidden beneath Elmo’s Main Street T-Shirts, Elmo’s Hideaway hosts a variety of events for groups looking for an intimate venue and the best value in the city. Please visit their website http://www.elmoshideaway.com/ for more information.
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