We have very exciting news to bring today! According to Hollywood Reporter, Rose McGowan will make her feature directorial debut with The Pines. The psychological thriller follows a troubled young woman’s dreams of stability are threatened by a family of healers, who could help save her mind – or lose it completely.
The Pines was written by Alex Mar and will be produced by Sundial Pictures and Tangerine Entertainment. Founded by Amy Hobby and Anne Hubbell, Tangerine Entertainment is a production company focusing on films by women directors. The film is scheduled for a fall shoot in upstate New York.
Congratulations to Ms. McGowan for this major step in her career! You can be sure we’ll be reporting it every step of the way.
Attention LA Fans! Dawn will be playing for a week in L.A. next month along with female-driven films picked by the director. This is wonderfully exciting and all of the staff at Rose-McGowan.com would kill to go to this! Any fans in the L.A. area, please go out and support our lady! If anyone does indeed attend we would love to hear a report about your experience and have it published on the site. Not only is this a great opportunity to see some handpicked classic films with strong leading female performances, Rose will be in attendance and also is aiming to put her directorial debut in Oscar contention!
The Hollywood Reporter writes:
When Rose McGowan’s short-film directorial debut Dawn premiered at Sundance this winter it took many by surprise. It didn’t look like the work of someone who had been acting since she was a teenager (TV’s Charmed, Grindhouse, The Black Dahlia), but rather the work of a cinephile who had spent a lifetime feasting on the classics.
After generating some acclaim for Dawn earlier this year, McGowan is now hoping the film can nab an Academy Award nomination. To qualify for best short it must be publicly exhibited for paid admission in Los Angeles for three consecutive days, but McGowan has decided to turn her qualifying run into a week long “Dawn Festival” and will be setting up residency at the Downtown Independent on Sept 19.
For seven nights, Dawn will be accompanied by a movie picked by McGowan. According to a statement, the films were chosen because they “feature iconic performances by actresses that prove rich, complex and layered roles can and should be written for and by women.” The films will screen with McGowan and special guests in attendance.
For the former Charmed actress, Dawn and its Oscar run are her first steps towards directing features. “I have three features in the works right now,” McGowan tells THR. “Two are in rewrites. One is a bigger film, one smaller. After conservatively estimating my time on sets at over 17,000 hours, I’m more than ready.”
Here’s the full “Dawn Festival” lineup, along with McGowan’s reasoning for picking each film:
Rose has a super fun cameo appearance as the evil chaperone in Charli XCX’s new “Break The Rules” music video! Check the clip out below. “She’s a treasure.” – Rose McGowan
Rose is certainly no stranger to music videos, from Marilyn Manson to Imperial Teen, check out more of her music video appearances on the projects page.
Rose McGowan is featured in the Spring/Summer issue of Dazed magazine with a gorgeous new photoshoot and a brief interview, in which she talks about Dawn.
“I remember being at Sundance as an actress with Jared Leto, and he said, ‘It’s the final night of my television career!’, because the finale of My So-Called Life had just aired. Being there as a director is far more substantial. To be there advertising my own vision is massively different.”
Read the full article in our press library.
– Photoshoots: Dazed (2014)
Rose McGowan appeared at Sundance London last month to screen her short film Dawn to a keen audience. She took time to talk to Red Carpet News TV about her film, feminism – and what’s instore for the filmmaker next.
Be sure to watch the great interview right below!