The festival takes place at The
Lincoln Grand Theater on 225 S Kickapoo St, Lincoln, IL 62656.
The film also was recently picked up by Showtime.
Dead Draw is an unnerving, intense, claustrophobic
crime-thriller starring Gil Bellows (Patriot, Shawshank
Redemption), Bitsie Tulloch (Grimm, Concussion), Michael Eklund
(The Call, Wynonna Earp) and Chicago-based actor Andy Ahrens
(Chicago Fire, Jupiter Ascending).
The film follows four criminals whose perfect heist turns deadly
when they discover that their get away pilot was brutally
murdered. Stranded in a frozen hangar and held hostage by
someone outside, loyalty turns to suspicion and friends turn to
enemies. Now it’s a race against time as the four criminals try
to uncover the rat and escape their pasts…if they can survive
Dead Draw was won critical acclaim at film festivals across the
country, including the Audience Choice award at the San Diego
International Film Festival, Best Ensemble Cast at SOHO Film
Fest and Best of the Fest at Metro Film Fest.
His debut feature, Klemesrud
wrote, directed, produced and edited the movie, which was filmed
at night in the record-cold polar vortex of 2014 in Illinois in
Lincoln, Atlanta, Delavan, Springfield, and Chicago. A majority
of the film was shot at the Heritage-in-Flight Museum in
Lincoln, along with key scenes in downtown Atlanta and the
Harvest Café in Delavan.
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“The film was made possible largely because of the incredible
support we received from the Logan County community,” said Producer Dan Kolen.
“We couldn’t have been more pleased by the incredible group of people locally
who helped us navigate our way through a grueling, frigid month of filming.”
It also stars Brit Shaw (Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension), Slaine (The
Town), and Faust Checho (Strange Nature). The film was produced by Dan Kolen
(Crime Inc., Gangland), Katie Bryan (American Greed, Grand Theft Auto),
Cinematographer/Producer Jim Timperman (Scalene, Mr. Blue Sky), and
Actor/Producer Faust Checho of FSC Productions (Proxy, The Fields).
For more information and the latest news about the film visit:
[Film Director Dan Kolen]