Ireland Goes Post-Apocalyptic in ‘One Hundred Mornings’

When you think of Ireland, your mind generally tends to conjure images of untainted green landscapes, rainy afternoons and pallid, red-headed stereotypes. Conor Horgan, Katie Holly and the cast of One Hundred Mornings, however, think the Emerald Isle could do with a bit of a post-apocalyptic makeover. The crew are bringing their Workbook Discovery and Distribution Award winning movie to Los Angeles for a week of screenings at the Downtown Independent Theatre.

Check out the trailer below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnU9R53CXsc

The film definitely looks promising; a restrained, character-driven piece more similar in tone to Cormac McCarthy’s The Road than the zombie-infested/Mad Max scenarios we are so accustomed to.

The Workbook Discovery and Distribution Award is a US “social open source” initiative that’s been set up to help those in the creative industries not only fund, promote and distribute their project but make a enough profit from it to sustain subsequent endeavours. The Workbook Project was founded by independent filmmaker Lance Weiler, best known for the effective yet ultra-low budget cult horror The Last Broadcast.

So, Doomsday showed us Scotland after the fall of civilisation… now all that’s left to make my desolate life feel complete is a post-apocalypse movie set in Wales. Think of the possibilities…

Visit www.onehundredmornings.com for more on the film, or read the press release below for dates and times:

WORKBOOK PROJECT ANNOUNCES SCREENING DATES AND LOCATION FOR DISCOVERY & DISTRIBUTION AWARD-WINNER ‘ONE HUNDRED MORNINGS

(Philadelphia, PA) – The WorkBook Project (WBP) is excited to announce the screening dates and venue for its Discovery and Distribution Award Winner, the Irish post-apocalyptic drama One Hundred Mornings.

As part of the WorkBook Project Discovery and Distribution Award, One Hundred Mornings was given a one-week theatrical release at the state of the art Downtown Independent Theater in Los Angeles. In addition, the winning filmmaker will receive a special P&A package consisting of PR, street team and social media support (provided by Culture Shock Marketing and WBPLabs). The winning filmmaker will also receive 100% of the box office receipts, providing funding for future distribution opportunities.

The Discovery & Distribution Award is made possible thanks to a number of amazing partners IndieFlix, the Slamdance Film Festival, Hammer to Nail and the Downtown Independent Theater. The screening will be co-presented and supported by local independent film groups, in an unprecedented show of unity, including Cinefist, Cinema Speakeasy, Slamdance Film Festival, the Downtown Independent Theatre, and more.

“The Discovery and Distribution award is an effort to help give a boost to exciting creative works that might otherwise not be seen. We look to leverage the creative community to help get the word out and to collectively work to make a DIY discovery and distribution effort easier” says Lance Weiler, the founder of The WorkBook Project.

What: One Hundred Mornings screening
Where: Downtown Independent Theatre, 251 South Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Screenings: Opening night is Thursday September 16th at 8:00PM

Subsequent screenings:
Friday Sep 17th: 7:30, 9:30
Sat Sep 18th: 5:30, 7:30, 9:30
Sun Sep 19th: 5:30, 7:30, 9:30
Mon Sep 20th: 7:30, 9:30
Tues Sep 21st: : 7:30, 9:30
Wed Sep 22nd: 7:30, 9:30

One Hundred Mornings cast and crew Conor Horgan (writer/director), Katie Holly (producer) and Kelly Campbell (actor) will be in attendance for the opening night event.

Every night of the run other than opening night will feature an independent local short film curated by Cinefist, Cinema Speakeasy and Slamdance. Check www.downtownindependent.com/ for programming updates.

About One Hundred Mornings

www.onehundredmornings.com
(85 mins, Ireland, written and directed by Conor Horgan)

Awards include: Slamdance Special Mention, IFTA for Best Cinematography

Set in a world upended by a complete breakdown of society, two couples hide out in a lakeside cabin hoping to survive the crisis. As resources run low and external threats increase, each of them faces a critical decision they never thought they’d have to make.

About The Workbook Project Discovery and Distribution Award

The WorkBook Project Discovery and Distribution Award is part of an expanded WBP initiative to provide tangible options for those working in film, music, games, design and software to fund, create, distribute and sustain.  The award opens new channels and modes of distribution currently unavailable in the traditional system and established festival circuit. Pooling distribution channels, making them accessible, and spotlighting a featured filmmaker with theatrical run and packaged PR through secured resources, the WBP Award displaces a limited bottleneck system with an open-source, sustainability model. In addition to the winner, The WBP awarded another 20 selected filmmakers with an exclusive digital distribution access package provided by WBP Award partner IndieFlix that will place them on Hulu, iTunes, Netfilx, and variety of other outlets.

About the Downtown Independent

Downtown Independent is the hub for independent film in Los Angeles. The state-of-the-art facility houses a 222 seat auditorium capable of screening films in any format from 35mm to digital 3D. Located at 251 South Main Street in Downtown Los Angeles the theater provides easy access for independent productions to reach a live audience. Downtown Independent is the space for intrepid Angelenos to enjoy the latest independent films as well as classics, new music and art.

Carl Doherty has written about movies, video games, comic books and literature for almost a decade, forging ill-informed critiques for numerous websites, blogs and publications that no one has ever heard of. His debut novel, the epic fantasy comedy Welcome to The Fold, is available now on Kindle here (UK) and here (US).

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