NAKED ANGEL WINS 6 AWARDS
Dancingstar Productions's "Naked Angel"-- the feature film written and directed by Christina Morales Hemenway and starring James Duval, has won six awards from the Stauros Inspirational Film Festival Including Best Story, Best Direction and Best Feature Film. For more info: www.NakedAngelFeatureFilm.com
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 and crew, and the general public.
Naked Angel revolves around Andreas, played by Duval, a man plagued by low self-confidence and an 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 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 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 or 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" is currently available on DVD and 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 Project LightStand:
Project LightStand is a community of filmmakers 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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April 1st 2010 Ann Arbor Sneak Preview of Naked Angel Announcend- Michigan Theater Sept. 24th, 2010!!
NOV 1st 2010
We just wrapped Naked Angel. Thanks to all involved. You are all angel and we couldn't have done it without you!
March 1st 2008
Thank you to all! We have sold over 500 advance tickets to NAKED ANGEL. We are very grateful for your trust and support. We are going after nationally recognized talent and continuing to raise funds. Please feel free to email us with suggestions on how to help NAKED ANGEL take flight.
After the tremendous success of the Naked Angel Bash fundraiser at LIVE at PJ's, Dancingstar Productions is one step closer to being able to shoot Naked angel in Ann Arbor.
Thank you to all of our donors:
Relaxstation, Seyfried Jewelers, Anneke's Hair & Co., Classic Cup Cafe, Little Porky's, One World Chocolates, Amy Raasch, Howard Austin, Main St. T-Shirts and Ann Arbor Bed & Breakfast!
Our deadline is March 1st so please help us by buying your advance NAKED ANGEL tickets today!
Local filmmaker Christina Morales Hemenway will be showing a trailer to her latest feature film, Naked Angel, on Sunday, November 18, at the Michigan Theater screening room. Tickets can be purchased to see the trailer, followed by a complimentary showing of her previous film, Dreammaker. The event is open to Ann Arborites who are interested in getting involved in her film, Naked Angel.
“This is an exciting production,” says Morales Hemenway. “Naked Angel is a mystic drama about an angel who is trying to earn her wings but falls in love with a mortal man and then finds she can no longer hear the voice of God.”
“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.” She will also use her connections in Los Angeles to create a bridge between the two film communities to optimized distribution.
This film is being made differently from most feature films. The typical path goes from the filmmaker, to the agent, to the production company, to the distributor, to the theater, and finally to the consumer. Instead, Morales Hemenway is partnering with the Michigan Theater to go directly to the consumer. Her goal is to raise $200,000 and to shoot the film entirely in Ann Arbor in April 2008.
People interested in seeing Naked Angel can either buy an advance general admission ticket for $10 or an opening night gala ticket for $250, If you’d like to become an Executive Producer, you can share in the films returns and even have a cameo in the film and get 100 tickets for $1000 per share.
Morales Hemenway’s previous film, Dreammaker, tells the story of a psychic named Esmeralda who manipulates her Hollywood clients. Both Christina and her husband Brent appear in the movie playing a married couple. The film has won awards for Audience Choice, Best Actress, or Best Feature Film in every festival in which it has played and most recently secured distribution with Bruder Releasing Inc. (BRI). Since its September 2005 premiere at the Michigan Theater, it has played in Los Angeles, Chicago, Louisville and Rome, Italy. And it will be back at the Michigan Theater on November 18.
Morales Hemenway grew up in Ann Arbor. She split her time between Pioneer and Community high schools, graduating in 1988 with awards in singing and acting. Her family owns Elmo’s Main Street T-shirts, where tickets will also be available after the event.
Local filmmaker brings Ann Arbor community the opportunity to help produce her latest feature film