Wednesday, July 17, 2019

2019 Drama Films: Sunrise

Sunrise by Sean Patrick Leonard
Chicago (Milwaukee Premiere)

Running Time: 6 minutes
Screening Time: Sat, Sept 7th 9pm

Kim and Brendan have just come home from a night out when things get a bit out of hand. Kim is left to pick the pieces and find strength during a very fragile time.

Director's Bio:

Sean Patrick Leonard has been a professional actor in Chicago for 20 years. More recently he took to producing, directing and writing. His directorial debut Step One is currently on the festival circuit where has been an Official Selection to 15 festivals across the country including wins of Best of Fest at the 2018 Shawnee Shorts Midwestern Film Festival and Best Dramatic Short Film at the 2018 Illinois International Film Festival. He was also nominated for Best Director-Drama at the 2018 Twister Alley Film Festival. His short screenplay- Rockabye, won at the 2017 Twister Alley Film Festival and was a Finalist at the 2017 Windy City Film Festival and the 2016 Austin Revolution Film Festival.

Director's Statement:

When Kimberlee came to me with her story and asked to write this film for her I knew i wanted to be honest to not only the characters but the woman herself. I wanted to really empower her in a fragile time in her life. This speaks to all of the women out there that may be to afraid to speak up and help them realize that taking control of yourself will lead to better days ahead.

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