Pablo Proenza and Erin Ploss-Campoamor of Cut Glass Productions have sold their film DARK MIRROR, a feature length supernatural thriller, to IFC Films, which has scheduled a May 6th date for its release on "Movies on Demand" as part of "IFC in Theaters" service. The film stars Lisa Vidal, David Chisum, Christine Lakin and Lupe Ontiveros. Variety said of the film: "tour-de-force performance," "excellent!," "a spin on the genre."
Watch the trailer at -- http://www.vimeo.com/4113686
With a broadcast premiere of May 6th approaching the husband and wife creative team are fanning out next week to bring added fanbase attention to the project. Pablo will be participating on a panel about the film at Fangoria's Weekend Of Horrors (http://tinyurl.com/cg7mjp) at the LA Convention Center, while Erin presses the flesh at the National Association of Latino Independent Producer's (NALIP) 10th anniversary conference (http://www.nalip.org/conference10), taking place at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.
DARK MIRROR can be ordered starting May 6th from IFC Festival Direct, which will be available nationwide for 90 days on most major cable systems and reach about 30 million households! Not too shabby.
LATIN HORROR will provide a full review of DARK MIRROR in our May/June issue. And look for an interview with Erin Ploss-Campoamor in our forthcoming essay LADIES OF THE NIGHT, where LATIN HORROR profiles Latinas working within the genre of horror, which will also profile Shawna Baca and Monica Winter Vigil.
ABOUT THE FILM
Dark Mirror is a supernatural thriller about a beautiful Latina photographer named Deborah. When she and her family move into a strange old house, her happy life is turned upside down. First, Deborah sees things – horrible visions, a hooded stalker -- that make her increasingly paranoid and housebound. She changes from confident professional woman into obsessed housewife. She even becomes frightened of her own camera. Every time she takes pictures of people, they disappear. One day, in a fit of anger, Deborah decides to use this power against someone; she photographs her sexy neighbor flirting with her husband. And it works! Her neighbor disappears. But Deborah realizes to her horror... she’s also taken pictures of her own husband and son.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
Director, Pablo Proenza
Critically acclaimed filmmaker Pablo Proenza has been receiving rave reviews for his work ever since his break-out film, a short called ViDi, was screened at festivals around the world. (“Superbly accomplished. A masterpiece.” - Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix.) A passionate cinephile from an early age, Pablo was given his first camera at the age of eight. Since then, he has worked in all aspects of film production: writing, directing, producing, shooting and editing. The son of Cuban-American immigrants (an economist for the United Nations and a gifted ceramicist), Pablo had an international upbringing (Washington, D.C.; San Jose, Costa Rica; Rome, Italy; Miami, Fl). Dark Mirror is Pablo’s first feature film. Premiering in NY to a rave review from Variety comparing it to Repulsion and The Others and praising its “spooky" and "fascinat[ing]… spin on the genre.” (Ronnie Scheib, Variety).
Producer, Erin Ploss-Campoamor
Born in Canada to American parents, award-winning filmmaker Erin Ploss-Campoamor was raised all over North America, while learning to speak three languages (English, Spanish, and French). Over the years, she has written, directed, and produced several short films, including April in the Morning (recipient $25,000 Jacob K. Javits Fellowship; nominated Eastman Kodak Award), The Good Egg (winner Platinum Award & Best of Festival) and the semi-autobiographical La Americanita, inspired by the years she spent living with her stepfather’s Cuban-American family in Miami, FL (winner, two Best Short Film awards; semifinalist Angelus Film Award). Erin also produced Pablo Proenza’s debut feature film, Dark Mirror, which received a rave review for its star’s “tour-de-force performance” and was compared to some of Bergman, Amenábar and Polanski's best work.
ABOUT THE DISTRIBUTOR
A leading theatrical film distribution company launched in 2000, IFC Films brings the best of independent and specialized films to theaters near you. Independent film audiences nationwide recognize the IFC brand, which has rapidly become synonymous with first-rate product, aggressive and strategic release campaigns, utilization of brand cross promotions and artistic integrity. IFC is dedicated to realizing the visions of independent filmmakers without compromise and is a dedicated ground for nurturing these visions. IFC Films releases 10-12 films per year, building a slate of titles from an acquisitions program and selected in-house productions.
IFC Films releases include My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Casa de los Babys and Lost in La Mancha.. For more information, visit http://www.ifcfilms.com/.
Official website: http://www.darkmirrormovie.com/
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dark-Mirror/49243290681