Writer, Director Kathleen Davison Premieres Films at California Women’s Film Festival
Both Receive Jury Nominations Jan 24th
Local Filmmaker Kathleen Davison Receives Jury Nominations at California Women’s Film Festival for Films
Primrose Lane and Effloresce.
On January 24th filmmaker Kathleen Davison makes her directorial debut with two films; feature film Primrose Lane (psychological thriller) and short film Effloresce (unconventional love story) premiering at California Women’s Film Festival, both receiving Jury nominations, with a Best Director nod for Primrose Lane and Best Actress for Effloresce.
“It’s been an incredible year,” said Kathleen Davison. “Supporting women is a personal passion of mine. I couldn’t be more delighted to make our premiere during California Women’s Film Festival inaugural year.”
An incredible year, indeed. Over the past two years Davison not only wrote, produced and directed her first (digital) feature film, but completed post production on her 35mm short film Effloresce, underwent surgery for a brain tumor (diagnosed during post production on Primrose Lane) and came through a difficult recovery period while wrapping both films. Personal health alone would be a challenge for anyone, but to wrap two films as well? Quite a testament to this mother of two’s determination to never give up.
“Kathleen held off surgery to complete Primrose Lane in time for Sundance Film Festival’s submission deadline. Most people would come to a complete stop with such a diagnosis,” said Jennifer Champagne, producer. “She did the complete opposite. It only made her work harder. Giving up is not in her vocabulary.”
Not to mention Davison and her longtime friend Curt Williams (Shark Tank, CSI Miami) star in both Effloresce and Primrose Lane. Effloresce’s cast also includes Melinda Milton (Beverly), Tegan Ashton Cohan (Kate), Shannon Noelle Garrigus (Terri), Rashawn Underdue (Carl) and Keaton Talmadge (Bobbi). Primrose Lane’s roster of talent offers Chris Chee (Joel / Wu), Alysia Reiner (Theodocia), Richard Riehle (Officer Braggs), April Matson (Crystal) and Shari Belafonte (Dr. Hunt).
Davison’s training is equally impressive, building her career and film education with years of practical experience spent in the working trenches of her industry heroes, including prized apprenticeships with Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Frank Darabont, Glen Morgan and James Wong.
“To see Kathleen grow throughout all these life experiences, both personal and professional has not only been profound,” said Anthony Dimino, producer. “Its nothing short of miraculous.”
Effloresce and Primrose Lane premiere on January 24, 2014 at J.E.T. Studios in North Hollywood at 8pm and 10pm, respectively. Tickets can be purchased online via http://bit.ly/1Cd25Kc.
Effloresce and Primrose Lane Premieres:
Screenings on Saturday, January 24, 2015
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Primrose LaneScreening Block 5
Effloresce Screening Block 6
8:00PM Primrose Lane (feature)
10:00PM Effloresce (short)
California Women’s Film Festival
5126 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Effloresce is the story of a love-thirsty thirty-something’s quest for fulfillment. After a miscarriage and failed engagement, Amelia attempts an unconventional relationship with her ex – trying to remain neighbors and friends. The plan is thwarted when he fails to uphold his end of the bargain, leaving Amelia to watch his new love-life unfold right outside her window. Amelia seeks distraction with a chain of suitors and quirky friends but finds the real answer she seeks in the places she least expects.
About Primrose Lane
The decision to enter an unlocked home triggers an irreversible chain of events for Robin and Chris, catapulting them into an alternate reality where they are not as alone as they think. Davison cleverly weaves a mainstream psychological thriller with underlying themes of women empowerment through time and space with a comedic twist seldom found the genre.
About Kathleen Davison
Founder and President of Painted Saint Entertainment, Kathleen Davison has spent 17 years spanning the creative gamut of filmmaking.
2015 marks Kathleen’s feature debut as director, with Primrose Lane receiving a Jury nomination for best director from the 2015 California Women’s Film Festival. She is also credited as writer, producer and lead actress.
Kathleen’s directorial debut short film, Effloresce, earned her the 2015 California Women’s Film Festival Jury nomination for best actress for her role as “Amelia”. Kathleen is additionally credited as writer and producer.
A proud member of Women in Film, Kathleen is honored to have the distinction of being selected to direct for the 2014 PSA program for We Care Dental, an organization serving the developmentally disabled.
Kathleen’s film training was garnered by practical experience in the working trenches of her industry heroes, including prized apprenticeships with Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and Frank Darabont.
Kathleen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from Penn State University. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA, WIF, Chicks In Film and Film Independent.