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Dawn (2014, short drama)
Directed by Rose McGowan
Starring Tara Barr, Reiley McClendon and Hannah Marks

"Dawn is really about what we do to young girls unwittingly, and how we send them out into the world completely unprotected, in a way that has, at times, really tragic consequences. Being polite at the risk of your own internal voice of danger being silenced is a pretty dangerous thing."

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Article written on June 24, 2015 by Riikkae-mail

Entertainment Weekly interviewed Rose McGowan recently about her short film Dawn, her forthcoming feature debut Pines and that Adam Sandler casting call. Read on for the great interview!

In January, Rose McGowan flipped the script on Hollywood. Debuting her short film Dawn at the Sundance Film Festival, the former Charmed star — a journeywoman actress who appeared in such films as Scream and The Black Dahlia and most recently wrapped a 12-episode arc on the Crackle series Chosen — made explicit her intention to reinvent herself as a moviemaker.

But last week, it was McGowan’s fiery feminist streak that grabbed headlines around the world thanks to a cheeky tweet:

With its thinly veiled reference to Adam Sandler, the posting managed to put Hollywood’s casual sexism and institutional objectification of actresses on conspicuous display.

Turns out the outspoken actress-director’s impulse to vent spleen came from the same place as her film-making drive. Dawn — which will be screened at New York’s Lincoln Center under the auspices of its Film Society Wednesday—follows a quiet teen (Tara Barr) growing up within the constrictive confines of small-town America. But when she strikes up a flirtation with a courtly boy who works at the local gas station (Reiley McClendon)—and lowers her guard to allow him and his friends into her world—Dawn gets much more than she bargained for. It’s an assured debut with a strong point of view and some sharp points to make about female identity construction.

In a candid discussion with EW, McGowan, 41, explained she’s “not trying to vilify” Sandler, even while decrying the “stupidity” of his movie’s audition notice. And she took pains to elucidate her pro-woman humanism as well as her decision to say goodbye to acting for the foreseeable future.

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Article written on January 22, 2015 by Riikkae-mail

Rose McGowan on the set of Dawn

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.

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Article written on May 10, 2014 by Riikkae-mail

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.”

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– Photoshoots: Dazed (2014)

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Article written on May 10, 2014 by Riikkae-mail

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!

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Article written on December 11, 2013 by Riikkae-mail

We’re overjoyed to report that Rose’s directorial debut, a short film titled Dawn, will premiere in the US Narrative Short Films category at the Sundance Film Festival next month!

Dawn / U.S.A. (Director: Rose McGowan, Screenwriters: M.A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller) — Dawn is a quiet young teenager who longs for something or someone to free her from her sheltered life.

Dawn by Rose McGowan

The upcoming 30th anniversary of Sundance Film Festival, which runs from January 16 to 26, 2014, sees 66 short films to be screened from a record-breaking total of 8,161 submissions.

Source: Deadline

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