Wednesday, May 19, 2021

2021 Films: Closed for the Weekend

Closed for the Weekend by Sean Patrick Leonard
Chicago (Milwaukee Premiere)
Running Time: 8 minutes
Screening Time: Saturday, Sept 11 on Eventive!

A special agent is left for dead, as the fix is in and she’s on the run, or is it her plot for revenge? Time is ticking.

Director's Bio:

Sean Patrick Leonard has been a professional actor in Chicago for 25 years. More recently he took to producing, directing and writing.Currently his short, Sunrise, is still going strong on the circuit and has 3 more shorts finishing up their post production. His directorial debut Step One just finished the festival circuit where has been an Official Selection to 20 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 Statement

Originally part of Talus Films inaugural 12x12 showcase, I wanted to tell a story that left you wanting more but gave you just enough. Jordan Graves came to me with the script which I instantly liked. After a few edits here and there, we set off in hopes of making a thriller that has splashes of the Coen Bros all over it. We’re really excited to put out there and see if we can find an audience for it.

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