The Pascal family has it all - wealth, power, privilege - but their picture perfect lives change forever when their college-athlete daughter Marianne disappears one night while running. She mysteriously returns a year later with no recollection of where she's been. Haunted by violent visions, she begins to suspect that her family is hiding dark secrets and that the key to her disappearance may be linked to them. As the fragile web of lies unravels, she fears that her own life and sanity may be the price for discovering the truth.
**FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY**
HIPPODROME THEATRE
Gainesville, FL / Sat., Feb. 2, 2013 @ 10:30PM
http://thehipp.org/Calendar/cinema/999/

**FOR ONE WEEK ONLY**
THE NEON
Dayton, OH / Friday, November 9th to
Thursday, November 15th, 2012
Q&A's Friday, Saturday & Sunday!
http://www.neonmovies.com/

**2012 ENCORE **
SOUTH AFRICAN HORRORFEST RETROSPECTIVE
Johannesburg, South Africa
Saturday, October 27th, 2012 @ 6:00PM
http://www.thebioscope.co.za/2012/10/01/horrorfest/

**2012 ENCORE **
DRUNKEN ZOMBIE FILM FESTIVAL DEADLY DOUBLE FEATURE
Peoria, IL / Sat., Oct. 13th, 2012 @ 8:00PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/209179319213307/

DRUNKEN ZOMBIE FILM FESTIVAL
Peoria, IL / Friday, Nov. 4th, 2011 @ 8:40PM
http://drunkenzombiefilmfestival.com/

SOUTH AFRICAN HORRORFEST
Cape Town, South Africa
Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 @ 6:15PM
http://www.horrorfest.info/

FEIRA DO LIVRO
Porto Alegre, Brazil / Sun., Oct. 30th @ 14:30
http://www.feiradolivro-poa.com.br/

PUERTO RICO HORROR FILM FEST
Two screenings!
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico / Thu. Oct. 20 @ 16:05
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 @ 18:30
http://www.horrorpr.com/

MONTEVIDEO FANTÁSTICO FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE TERROR Y CIENCA FICCIÓN
Two screenings!
Montevideo, Uruguay / Wed., Oct. 12 @ 19:15
Sunday, Oct. 16th, 2011 @ 21:30
http://www.montevideofantastico.com.uy/

OHIO FILM + MUSIC FESTIVAL
Columbus, OH / Sun., Oct. 9, 2011 @ 5:05PM
http://www.ofmfest.com/

CINCINNATI FILM FESTIVAL
Cincinnati, OH / Thu., Sept. 29, 2011 @ 7PM
http://www.cincinnatifilmfestival.com/

TORONTO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Toronto, Canada / Mon., Sept. 12th @ 9:30PM
http://www.film-fest.ca/

GLEN ROSE NEO-RELIX FILM FESTIVAL
Glen Rose, TX / Sat., Sept. 3rd @12:45PM
http://www.grnrff.com/

MACABRO FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE HORROR DE CIUDAD DE MÉXICO
Mexico City, Mexico / Thu., Aug. 25th @ 7PM
http://www.macabro.mx/

FANTASPOA FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA FANTÁSTICO
Two screenings!
Porto Alegre, Brazil / Sat., July 9th @ 21:15
Monday, July 11th, 2011 @ 15:00
http://www.fantaspoa.com

CRYPTSHOW: APOLOGIA DEL GÈNERE FANTÀSTIC I DE TERROR
Badalona, Spain / Wed., July 6th @ 18:30
http://www.cryptshow.com/

CONVERGENCE
Bloomington, MN / Sat., July 2, 2011 @ 12AM
http://www.convergence-con.org/

PHILADELPHIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Philadelphia, PA / Friday, June 24th @ 9:30PM
http://www.philadelphiaindependentfilmfestival.com/

NICKEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
St. John's, Canada / Thu., June 23 @ 10:30PM
http://nickelfestival.com/

SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Five screenings!
Shanghai, China / Sat., June 11th @ 18:30
Sunday, June 12th @ 20:45
Monday, June 13th @ 18:30
Thursday, June 16th @ 20:45
Saturday, June 18th, 2011 @ 15:45
http://www.siff.com/

WATERFRONT FILM FESTIVAL
Saugatuck, MI / Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 11PM
http://www.waterfrontfilm.org/

RAINIER INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Ashford, WA / Sun., June 5th, 2011 @ 10AM
http://www.rainierfilmfest.com/

PITTSBURGH HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
Pittsburgh, PA / Sun., June 5, 2011 @ 2:25AM
http://www.pittsburghhorrorfilms.com/

PHOENIX FEAR FILM FESTIVAL
Tempe, AZ / Sat., May 21st, 2011 @ 12:30PM
http://phxfearfilmfestival.com/

CHARLESTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Charleston, SC / Thu., May 19th, 2011 @ 9PM
http://www.charlestoniff.com/

WEEKEND OF FEAR INTERNATIONALES FILMFESTIVAL
Erlangen, Germany / Sat., May 7th @ 22:15
http://www.weekend-of-fear.com/

SANTA CRUZ FILM FESTIVAL
Santa Cruz, CA / Friday, May 6th @ 8:45PM
http://www.santacruzfilmfestival.org/

BARE BONES INTERNATIONAL FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Muskogee, OK / Sat., Apr. 30th, 2011 @ 9PM
http://www.barebonesfilmfestivals.org/

CPH:PIX
Three screenings!
Copenhagen, Denmark / Sat., Apr 23 @ 22:30
Wednesday, April 27th @ 16:30 &
Sunday, May 1st, 2011 @ 19:15
http://www.cphpix.dk/

CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Two screenings!
Cleveland, OH / Friday, April 1st @ 11:20PM &
Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 @ 11:35AM
http://www.clevelandfilm.org/

WASHINGTON DC INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Washington, DC / Sat., March 12th @ 8:45PM
http://www.dciff.org/

APPALACHIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Huntington, WV / Sat., Feb. 26th @ 11:25AM
http://www.appyfilmfest.com/

AURORA: MUESTRA DE CINE DE HORROR
Guanajuato, Mexico / Tue., Feb. 22 @ 20:00
http://www.aurorahorror.com/

MAGNOLIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Starkville, MS / Sat., Feb. 19, 2011 @ 7PM
http://www.magfilmfest.com/

TRAIL DANCE FILM FESTIVAL
Duncan, OK / Sat., Jan. 29, 2011 @ 9:30PM
http://www.traildancefilmfestival.com/

FESTIVUS FILM FESTIVAL
Denver, CO / Thu., Jan. 13, 2011 @ 6:45PM
hhttp://www.festivusfilmfestival.com/

FANCINE FESTIVAL DE CINE FANTÁSTICO
Two screenings!
Málaga, Spain / Sat., Nov. 13th @ 20:35 &
Sunday, November 14th, 2010 @ 16:45
http://www.fancine.org/

SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Two screenings!
Kingsport, TN / Sat., Oct. 30th @ 10:25PM
Knoxville, TN / Mon., Nov. 1st @ 3:30PM
http://www.soapiff.com/

FLICKERS: RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
Newport, RI / Sat., Oct. 23, 2010 @ 7:30PM
http://www.film-festival.org/Horror_ri.php

THRILLER! CHILLER! FILM FESTIVAL
Grand Rapids, MI / Sat., Oct. 23 @ 6:30PM
http://www.thrillerchiller.com/

MILE HIGH HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
Denver, CO / Sat., Oct. 23rd, 2010 @ 5PM
http://www.milehighhorrorfestival.com/

BUFFALO SCREAMS HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
Buffalo, NY / Thu., Oct. 21st, 2010 @ 7:35PM
http://www.buffaloscreams.com/

FARGO FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL
Fargo, ND / Sat., Oct. 16th, 2010 @ 9:30PM
http://www.valleycon.com/filmfest.html

FREAK SHOW HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
Orlando, FL / Sat., Oct. 9th, 2010 @ 9:30PM
http://www.freakshowfilmfest.com/

EERIE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
Erie, PA / Thu., Oct. 7th, 2010 @ 1:30PM
http://www.eeriehorrorfilmfestival.com/

SHOCKERFEST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Riverbank, CA / October 2010
http://www.shockerfest.com/

NORRKÖPING FILMFESTIVAL FLIMMER
Two screenings!
Norrköping, Sweden / Saturday, October 2nd &
Sunday, October 10th, 2010 @ 20:15
http://www.flimmer.nu/

LOUISVILLE'S INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILM
Louisville, KY / September 30 - Oct. 3, 2010
(exact time TBA)
http://www.louisvillefilmfestival.org/

OKLAHOMA HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
Two screenings!
Tulsa, OK / Sat., September 4th @ 9PM &
Sunday, September 5th, 2010 @ 11AM
http://www.oklahomahorrorfilmfest.com/

ATLANTA HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
Atlanta, GA / Fri., Aug. 13th, 2010 @ 9PM
http://atlantahorrorfilmfest.com/

 

NETFLIX — BOO-YA!!!!
Saturday, June 15, 2013


We are thrilled to announce that TRUE NATURE is now available via Netflix streaming! Jump on over and watch it a thousand times! Tell your friends! Tell your enemies! Tell EVERYONE!!!!!

This hard-fought (and earned) Netflix deal completes a fantastic puzzle of VOD and On Demand exposure we could only dream about a short while ago. A HUGE shout-out to Dan at Monarch and the Freestyle team!


TRUE NATURE is Going International! 
Monday, April 15, 2013


We've signed with Screen Media Ventures to handle international sales! Screen Media attends all major film and television markets worldwide. They will begin presenting True Nature to buyers at next month's Marché du Film, which is held in conjunction with the Cannes Film Festival - followed by NATPE Budapest (June), MIPCOM in Cannes (Oct.), the American Film Market in Santa Monica (Nov.), and the European Film Market in Berlin (Feb.).

In the U.S.A. - True Nature is already available on DVD and streaming!


VOD and Cable on Demand!
Sunday, March 24th, 2013


Okay, I guess it's official because the interweb says it is so! After a successful North American DVD launch, you can now find TRUE NATURE via your favorite VOD outlet, including:

Amazon Instant Video
iTunes
Blockbuster On Demand
Sony Playstation
Xbox
Vudu
YouTube 

Cable Video On Demand:

Time Warner
Comcast
Cox
Cablevision
DirecTV
Dish Network
iN DEMAND 

...and other outlets. Please check your local providers for dates and showtimes.

Here's an official announcement, iffin' you're interested!


Filmmaker Magazine!
Monday, February 4th, 2013


We made it into Filmmaker Magazine! Brandon Harris wrote a fantastic capsule review for the mag's January 2013 "Load and Play" column. Needless to say, we're blown away and so honored to make a nationally distributed magazine, even in a small way. Check it out at this link, find hard copies at your local bookstore, or grab their digital subscription online!


SciFiWorld
Sunday, February 3rd, 2013


Somehow, we missed this: a SciFiWorld article about TRUE NATURE's premiere at Fancine 2010 in Malaga, Spain! It's in Spanish, so if that isn't your native tongue, feel free to run it through Google Translate...


8.5 out of 10!
Thursday, January 31, 2013


That’s what James over at Wicked Channel says about the film! These guys are no slouches, and have a very discerning taste regarding horror films, so for us to pass muster is a great thing. Check the full review out HERE.


Flattering!
Monday, January 28th, 2013


A wonderful -- and very flattering -- review by Michael Allen over at 28 Days Later! Follow this link on IMDB to read the full story! Wow, just...wow. Thank you!


North American DVD Release!
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013


TRUE NATURE is now available nationwide! Snag your copy on DVD at Blockbuster, Family Video, Amazon.com, Deep Discount.com, DVD Empire, CD Universe, Movies Unlimited, ImportCD's, Hastings, Safeway, Video Warehouse, Ingles and many others!

Streaming/VOD definitely coming this spring, hopefully along with some broadcast TV as well. Foreign distribution in the works. Watch this space for more info and, as always, THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


Hacked...
Sunday, January 6th, 2013


Mark Bullock at the UK-based Hacked in the Head Reviews gave TRUE NATURE a glowing review. Head on over there, check it out and support this great genre site!


FilmDayton Mention
Tuesday, January 4th, 2013


The team over at FilmDayton gives us a nice shout-out. Thanks Megan!


North American Distribution!
Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 


OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! Your patience has been rewarded: TRUE NATURE is being distributed in North America by Monarch Home Entertainment, the 600-LB gorilla of such things.

Retail DVD street date is January 22, 2013!

Find it at Blockbuster, Family Video, Safeway, Amazon.com and other national and regional retailers near you. VOD (Netflix, iTunes, Redbox, etc.) coming hot on the DVD's heels. There may also be some broadcast TV in the mix for spring. Fingers crossed... We are so proud that our made-in-Dayton award winner is going to be creeping people out across North America in just a few short weeks! And for those of you across the world, don't despair. We're working on an international deal as we speak. Stay tuned for more details.


4 out of 5!
Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 


The gang over at Video Views gave the film a GLOWING review -- four out of five stars! We're thrilled that people are beginning to find the film and endorse it -- couldn't do it without this word-of-mouth action. Check out the full review right here.  


January 22nd, 2013 
Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 


Remember that date. Trust me. Just remember it... : ) 


Starting the Theatrical Run + Encore!
Tuesday, November 4th, 2012


After playing more than 40 festivals worldwide and winning 19 awards, TRUE NATURE is coming home to Dayton for a weeklong theatrical run! Jonathan has very kindly booked the film from Friday, November 9th through Thursday, November 15th. 2K Projection with 5.1 Audio! You'll see it fat and happy, just like you should.Q&A's after the FRIDAY 9:30PM screening and SATURDAY/SUNDAY after the 5:00PM screenings.Please help us spread the word! Tell your friends, family, colleagues and enemies of the state!For more information visit The Neon’s official website.


Yet Another Encore!
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012


The Johannesburg chapter of South Africa's HorrorFest (where Marianne Porter won "Best Actress" and Patrick Steele "Best Screenplay" awards in 2011) is including TRUE NATURE in from the fest's eight-year history! We're truly honored to be included in this lineup celebrating the festivals path to success. Thanks for including us!


An Encore Performance 
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012


SEE YOU THERE! a retrospective of favorite films The Drunken Zombie FF loved it so much last time, asked TRUE NATURE back, and we're all too happy to oblige! And what are we paired with? NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD!!!! If you're in their neck of the woods, turn out and support this fantastic fest and their efforts!


Corn! 
Thursday, September 20th, 2012


Abraham Phillips reviewed the film for his blog A Bucket of Corn; check out this link to read his full review and support his efforts along the way. He loves it and really gets what it's about, and we're truly appreciative of his interest and support. Thanks Abraham! 


Great News!
Thursday, June 14th, 2012


Things have been quiet for some time now, but that doesn't mean we've rested on our laurels, or stopped working. We are pleased to finally announce that TRUE NATURE is represented by Forward Image, a sales company with many years of experience in the foreign markets and numerous connections to domestic outlets. They already have deals brewing, so stay tuned for more distribution info!


Hey, the Lair of Filth digs us!
Tuesday, February 28th, 2012


Jude Felton and his tres cool site was kind enough to give us a VERY solid review, and a "highly recommended" rating. This guy and his site are no slouches when it comes to the genre, and for us to make an impression, well...we are honored and full of gratitude. Please to read the entire review!


Planet of Terror 
Thursday, January 12th, 2012


A wonderful, thoughtful review from James Cortez and the blog Planet of Terror! Wow, our heads are spinning from all the positive reviews coming in, and it makes us battle-weary indies want to get up on a cold January morn. A huge tip of the hat to James, and our most profound thanks. Check out his review here .  


All Things Horror
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011


The online horror blog mentioned above just reviewed TRUE NATURE, and it is . Needless to say, we're flattered and honored such a respected site bestowed such glowing accolades upon our lil' project. Please to read the entire review on ATH's site. Big shout-out to Chris Hallock on this one! 


The Breakdown so Far…
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011


A few people have asked, and we're having a hard time tracking it ourselves. Here is our little vanity posting of the awards won (the nominations list would be far too long): 

Best Horror Feature - DC Independent FF 
Best Narrative Feature - Magnolia Independent FF 
Best Feature - Rhode Island Int'l FF (horror program) 
Best Feature - Thriller! Chiller! Best Horror Film - Southern Appalachian Int'l FF 
Best Thriller Feature - Atlanta Horror FF 
Best Thriller Feature - Fargo Fantastic FF 
Best Regional Feature - Cincinnati Film Festival 
Audience Award - Mile High Horror FF 
On the Edge Award - Louisville Int'l FF 
Honorable Mention - Columbus International Film & Video Festival 
Best Director (Patrick Steele) - Southern Appalachian Int'l FF 
Best Screenplay (Patrick Steele) - South African Horrorfest 
Best Actress (Marianne Porter) - Oklahoma Horror FF 
Best Actress (Marianne Porter) - Buffalo Screams Horror FF 
Best Actress (Marianne Porter) - SextoMontevideo Fantastico FF 
Best Actress (Marianne Porter) - South African Horrorfest 
Best Cinematography (Marco Fargnoli & Evan Nesbitt) - Buffalo Screams Horror FF 
Best Cinematography (Marco Fargnoli & Evan Nesbitt) - Cincinnati Film Festival 


This Just In...
Thursday, November 10th, 2011


We're pleased to announce that Marianne Porter has won Best Female Lead and Patrick Steele Best Screenplay at the South African HORRORFEST! Congratulations Team True Nature, and thank you, S.A. horror lovers!!!! 


Gruesome!
Saturday, October 22nd, 2011


Gruesome Hertzogg's Horror Movie Review Podcast just posted a very cool review and endorsement of TRUE NATURE on his website. Please to listen to what he has to say! Thanks for the support, Gruesome! visit this link.


Another Award!
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011


The votes are in - and Marianne Porter wins Best Actress for her performance in True Nature at the Sexto Montevideo Fantastico FF in Uruguay! Congratulations on your third win, Marianne!!!!


Some Nice Words
Monday, October 17th, 2011


The horror site Dread Central pumped the lineup for the 2011 South African Horror Fest and called True Nature "A refreshingly unique story with very good performances." Can't tell you how much this comment pleases us! 


More Action in Latin America 
Wednesday, October 12th, 2011


TRUE NATURE is playing Uruguay's Montevideo Fantástico Festival Internacional de Terror y Cienca Ficción mid-October, and the Puerto Rico Horror Film Fest late month! Check out our "Screenings" section for more info! 


BANG!
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011


We're thrilled to report that TRUE NATURE won the Best Regional Feature and Best Cinematography awards at the 2011 Cincinnati Film Festival. Congrats to the team and a hearty thanks to the festival organizers. We had a great time!


In Our Own Back Yard...
Saturday, September 24th, 2011


TRUE NATURE is lucky enough to be part of two festivals this fall, in Ohio --about an hour's drive from home, no less! We have the honor of being the opening night film for the 2011 Cincinnati Film Festival. Join us Thursday, September 29th at 7PM to kick things off in style. 

And not to be outdone, Columbus gets it's say as well with the Ohio Music + Film Festival. The screaming begins Sunday, October 9th at 5:05PM. Please check out our "Screenings" section for details. Hope to see you there! 


Dateline: Porto Alegre
Friday, July 15th, 2011


Airline snafus aside, trip to Brazil for Fantaspoa was FANTASTIC. Two screenings, very well-attended, killer Q&A and incredible festival staff and fellow international filmmakers present. What more could you want? Huge shout-out of thanks to João, Nicholas, Vasco and the rest of the team for a great week! 


Shanghai!
Tuesday, June 7th, 2011


Five--count 'em FIVE--screenings at the Shanghai International Film Festival, beginning on June 11th! Check out the "screenings" section for more info! 


30+ Festivals, 13 Awards, One Great Film!
Monday, May 16th, 2011


TRUE NATURE is on a roll -- 30+ Festivals, 13 Awards and nominations too numerous to count! More international festival play about to be announced as well. Stay tuned for more information! 


CPH:PIX
Sunday, April 16th, 2011


True Nature has THREE major screenings at the huge CPH PIX festival in Denmark! Shown from our 2K Digital Cinema Package with 5.1 audio, it's going to be a fantastic time!  

http://www.cphpix.dk/p/film.lasso?ser=1203&s=2011018&e=1


The Cleveland Int'l FF Wrap-Up
Monday, April 4th, 2011


We had a killer time with True Nature at the Cleveland International Film Festival! Approximately 400 people came to the screenings (thank you to all!) and the festival vibe was wonderful. Special thanks to Bill Guentzler, Patrick Shepherd, Jason Lansdale, Amy Shope and Brenda Benthien for including us and hosting such a fantastic time! 

http://www.clevelandfilm.org/festival/films/2011/true-nature 


Check it out!
Saturday, March 19, 2011


Hayes Hudson’s House of Horror gives TRUE NATURE a glowing review. He knows his stuff, that guy, so to be given a huge thumbs up means the world to us. Thanks, Mr. Hudson! You can read the full review HERE.


Just…WOW!
Saturday, October 30th, 2010


We have just heard from the Southern Appalachian Int'l FF that TRUE NATURE has won Best Horror Feature, and Patrick Steele has won the Best Director award for the entire festival!

We cannot begin to express just how thrilled--and honored--we are. It is another vote for the quality of the film, and Pat's first win as a director. But more importantly, the advocacy of regional filmmaking that SOAPIFF provides is phenomenal, and phenomenally important. Our hats are off to this organization in respect and admiration.


Festivals, Wins & Thank-Yous
October 25th, 2010


TRUE NATURE played four festivals this past weekend: Buffalo Screams, Thriller! Chiller!, Mile High Horror and the Rhode Island Int'l FF horror fest, and we are thrilled and honored to add the following wins to the list:

Thriller! Chiller!: Best Feature
Mile High Horror FF: Audience Favorite Award
Buffalo Screams:
Best Actress--Marianne Porter
Best Cinematography--Marco Fargnoli, Even A. Nesbitt

We want to thank Chris Randall (Thriller! Chiller!) Tim Schultz (Mile High), Greg Lamberson (Buffalo Screams) and George Marshall (Rhode Island)--as well as their teams--not only for the honors they have awarded the film, but for their steadfast support of indie genre filmmaking. Thank you for all you have done and will continue to do for this exciting and innovative corner of world cinema.


Reviews...
October 23rd, 2010


Greg Lamberson, filmmaker and head of the Buffalo Screams Horror FF, was kind enough to take a minute out of his ultra-busy schedule Friday to send us some write-ups on TRUE NATURE.

Check 'em out. Very flattering stuff!

http://www.buffalorising.com/2010/10/day-one-of-the-first-annual-buffalo-screams-horror-festival.html

And...

http://www.bloodsprayer.com/featured/buffalo-screams-day-1/

Greg also reports that the Thursday evening screening was well-attended with around 40 people there and the film played extremely well on the big screen, keeping him and many others on the edge of their seat. The fun part was, actress Debbie Rochon was in attendance and thought it was excellent. Sweet!

We are truly indebted to Greg, Emil, Debbie and all the folk who took time out of their busy schedules to watch TRUE NATURE!


And another one!
October 16th, 2010


We are pleased to announce that TRUE NATURE took the Best Thriller Feature award at the Fargo Fantastic Film Festival today!

The film's North Dakota premiere kicks off at 9:30PM!

For more info, please visit: http://www.valleycon.com/index.html

Thanks to the team at ValleyCon who made the festival possible and for honoring the film!


Another win!
October 14th, 2010


It's a long, strange story (likely one without a satisfactory explanation--ask us over a few drinks), but we just found out TRUE NATURE won the On the Edge Award at the Louisville Int'l Film Festival!

The award was custom-made by none other than the Hillerich & Bradsby Company, makers of the famed Louisville Slugger ball bat!

Can't get much cooler than that, and those of you who have seen the film get the irony of this...

We thank the team at the LIFF for the kind nod!


Update on Mile High...
October 13th, 2010


We have learned that TRUE NATURE will be playing the Mile High in Denver, CO on Saturday, Oct. 23rd @ 5:00PM, and both writer/director Patrick Steele and producer/editor Ann Rotolante will be in attendance.

Also, Daniel Myrick (co-maker of BLAIR WITCH PROJECT) is also this year's feature film judge! Cross your fingers he digs the film!  : )

If you, or anyone you know, live in the Denver area, by all means come on down (we'd love to have ya') and support this great festival!


Southern Appalachian Int'l Film Festival
October 6th, 2010


We are VERY pleased (and honored) to announce that the Southern Appalachian Int'l Film Festival has not only programmed TRUE NATURE, but that it also nominated us for Best Horror Film!

They are a great festival with a respected history of sensitive, intelligent programming. Anyone who can get there should come and support this fine, fine venture.

We are screening on Saturday, Oct. 30th @ 10:25PM.

For more information, please visit their site: http://www.soapiff.com/


Our ND Premiere
October 6th, 2010


We are happy to report that the Fargo Fantastic Film Festival has selected TRUE NATURE to be part of their feature film lineup.

Date and time of screening are TBA.

For more info, please visit: http://www.valleycon.com/index.html


Yet another festival!!!!!
October 2nd, 2010


We are thrilled to announce that TRUE NATURE will be playing the Mile High Horror Film Festival (held October 22nd and 23rd) at the Starz Film Center in Denver, Colorado! Showtimes TBA.

Watch this space!


Official selection of four more festivals!
Friday, September 24th, 2010


You read it right, folks: we're on the move around the world. Here's the skinny:

FANCINE FESTIVAL OF FANTASTIC CINEMA
Málaga, Spain / November 11th-19th (exact time TBA)
http://www.fantastico.uma.es

BUFFALO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
Buffalo, NY / (exact time TBA)
http://www.buffaloscreams.com

FLICKERS: RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
Newport, RI / Saturday, October 23rd @7:30PM
http://www.film-festival.org/Horror_ri.php

SHOCKERFEST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Riverbank, CA / October (exact time TBA)
http://www.shockerfest.com

It's nice to be getting some love for the universe. And, as always, we appreciate YOUR interest and support in TRUE NATURE. Sooooo, if you have friends and family who are geographically close to these events, encourage them to turn out. We want to pack the houses and, as you know, we guarantee they'll have a great time!


Two screenings at Flimmer!
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010


We just checked the program guide for the Flimmer - Norrköping filmfestival and we're (pleasantly) surprised to see that TRUE NATURE will have TWO screenings in Sweden: Sat., Oct 2nd at 8:15pm and Sun., Oct. 10th at 8:15pm!

The festival programmers have found an eclectic mix to satisfy the palettes of the discriminating Swedish filmgoing audience: THIRST, THE RUNAWAYS, CRAZY HEART, THE ROAD...the list goes on. We're definitely traveling in good company.

Here is the link to Flimmer's program: http://www.flimmer.nu/filmfestival/festivalprogram


Four more festivals & our European premiere
Monday, September 6th, 2010


Hot off the presses--TRUE NATURE is an OFFICIAL SELECTION of:

Freak Show Horror in Orlando, FL
Eerie Horror in Erie, PA
Thriller Chiller in Grand Rapids, MI
The Flimmer Filmfestival in Norrkoping, Sweden!

Flimmer is a milestone in that it is our European premiere. We've arrived!

Links and screening dates for each of these fests are in the "Screenings" section of this site.


Tulsa--a personal note
Monday, September 6th, 2010


As we leave this fine city behind--replete with fond memories--we have to give a HUGE public thanks to Joel Hullett, Melanie Sweeney, Bonnie, Evan and the rest of the gang who made the OHFF a very solid reality. We are so honored to have been part of the inaugural lineup and are indebted to Joel for his passion for film in general, and for championing TRUE NATURE in particular. He put together an amazing lineup--THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT, OFF-SEASON, THE TAKEN, THE DEVIL'S TOY, EL MONSTRO DEL MAR, SURVIVORS, to name just a few, and we are so proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with these titles.

Ann and I felt we were amongst peers and it was not only good for our film, but our spirits as well. Thanks for taking a chance on us.

Now go get some sleep!


BIG WIN!
Sunday, September 5th, 2010


The votes have been tallied - and Marianne Porter wins BEST ACTRESS IN A FEATURE at the Oklahoma Horror Film Festival!!!!

Ann and I are so very happy for Marianne--a little professional validation for someone who worked so bloody hard to make her role live onscreen. This win was no small feat; the lineup possessed some phenomenal performances by several very capable talents. She definitely competed against the best of the fest!

This is the second award for TRUE NATURE, the first being BEST THRILLER FEATURE at the 2010 Atlanta Horror FF


The roof is off the house!
Saturday, September 4th, 2010


We have to lay down for a moment to catch our breath...

We blew the roof off the house tonight with the screening of TRUE NATURE at the OHFF.

The evening screening was well-attended, with 60+ eager audience members chompin' at the bit to check it out, and they weren't disappointed. The film went over--HARD, and even though they were primed by Joel Hullett (and us), the honest, uncomfortable rawness of the film caught the audience off-guard. Which is great. In an age where "torture porn" and films you can keep at arm's length rule, it was nice to see you could still put the screws to the viewer by hitting the right emotional or psychological buttons.

People were blown away by the power of the experience, and we got a much needed morale-booster as numerous complete strangers walked up to us and offered up their most sincere compliments.

We did our job, folks, and we can breathe a sigh of relief.


OKLAHOMA! OKLAHOMA! OKLAHOMA!
August 20, 2010 11:20PM


We're less than two weeks away from the Oklahoma Horror FF, and we're psyched! Why? Well, pull up a chair and lemme tell ya'...

It's going to be a great time, no doubt. They may be a young fest, but the organizers are committed and doing things RIGHT. They also have the sponsorship of Sony, Fearnet and Final Draft! Tes cool! The guests and film lineup are really solid, representing some of the best truly indie horror films around.

TRUE NATURE has NINE nominations a the festival, including best feature. Need we say more? : )

Ann and I are on a couple of panels: Me (Pat) on a screenwriting Q&A and both of us on a fundraising and distribution discussion.

There are two screenings: Saturday, Sept. 4th @ 9:00PM and Sunday the 5th @ 11:00AM.

Sooo, if you or someone you know are in the Tulsa area Labor Day weekend, come on down, support us and the festival and have a great time!

For more info, visit: www.OklahomaHorrorFilmFest.com


TRUE NATURE bags NINE Noms at the OHFF!
August 19, 2010, 3:43 PM


For those of you who are interested, here is the formal list of our noms at the OHFF:

Best Feature
Best Produced Feature Screenplay (Patrick Steele)
Best Actress in a Feature (Marianne Porter)
Best Actor in a Feature (Reg Land)
Best Supporting Actress in a Feature (Carolyn McCormick)
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Special Effects
Best Sound

We're very proud, and very honored, that the panel at the OHFF feels the film has merit. And, truth be told, it's such a blast to be nominated.

Wish us luck!

For more info, visit: www.OklahomaHorrorFilmFest.com


TRUE NATURE wins Best Thriller Feature at the Atlanta Horror Film Fest!
August 17, 2010, 5:18PM


That's right: we kicked off our festival run this past weekend, at the AHFF and picked up a win to boot!

As some of you may be aware, I was sadly unable to attend the fest due to a horrible viral illness, so Ann soldiered on--and stayed at our previously reserved swanky hotel--without me.

She reported that our screening was "a hit", with virtually the entire audience loving the picture. This sentiment seems to be confirmed by the fact that we actually won a significant category our first time out. It's a great feeling having your years of hard work validated by people who don't know--or care--about the hell you went through. All they see is a good film, one they respond to...a sweet, sweet thing indeed.

We are both thankful to the Atlanta programming committee for selecting TN as part of their lineup and for the fine award. Ann had a wonderful time, saw some cool stuff and met a group of awesome people, some of which we'll be traveling the festival circuit alongside.


First Georgia, Now Oklahoma!
August 5, 2010, 4:04PM


Just received word that TRUE NATURE have been selected to play the Oklahoma Horror Film Festival, September 3-5.

Showtimes are TBA, but keep checking their site for the latest info.

We're really happy we're playing there--they seem to be all about having TRUE NATURE, and we're honored to be part of their lineup. It proves that festival programmers respond to the film and that they feel there's an audience in their market for it.

So, if you or anyone you know is in the Tulsa area, please support this fest and come see the film!

Check 'em out on the web: www.oklahomahorrorfilmfest.com

Or on Facebook: http://tiny.cc/OHFF-event


Game on! 2010 Atlanta Horror Film Festival!
July 11, 2010, 5:16PM


On-screen at the Atlanta Horror Film Festival--Friday, August 13 @ 9:00 pm! Tell your friends! Tell your enemies! Tell the universe!

We're starting our festival run. While it is a young fest, it seems pretty bangin', and the programmers are very enthusiastic and on their game. TRUE NATURE is programmed in a decent spot: Friday @9PM. Sweet! We're excited to be a part of this year's lineup and plan to attend--hope to see y'all there!

For more information about the fest, please visit: http://atlantahorrorfilmfest.com/home.html


Cool News Coming Soonly...
May 28, 2010, 7:24PM


It's been quiet, I know, but we're in the process of working on some cool things on the festival and distribution front. The SECOND it's okay to say, we'll be screaming it from the rooftops, so stay tuned!


TRUE NATURE/FilmDayton fundraiser May 15th!
May 6, 2010, 12:17AM


TRUE NATURE will be playing as a fundraiser for FilmDayton on Saturday, May 15th. It's isn't exactly open to the paying public; rather, you must be/become a FilmDayton member or purchase a "Reel Deal" or All-access Pass to the festival.

The link to the fest is: http://www.filmdayton.com/news/2/31/

For the record: we (meaning Ann, Beth, Pat, the film or the LLC) DO NOT benefit financially from this in any way. All the proceeds go to supporting FilmDayton proper. We're just helping out.

Also, if you are unable to make this screening, we hope to be able to show TRUE NATURE in the future so that the general public can buy a regularly-priced ticket and check it out. Stay tuned to MySpace, Twitter and/or Facebook for details.


Thank you, and...
May 3, 2010, 7:10PM


Just so's you knows:

We rocked the house at last Wednesday's screening. Thanks to everyone who turned out (all 300 of you!) to support TN's launch into the world. Truly, we could not have done it without you.

Things are picking up steam, so stay tuned to this space, Twitter and Facebook for more details. One tidbit: next up is the FilmDayton fundraiser May 15th!


T-Minus...
April 27, 2010, 6:39PM


In just a few short hours, TRUE NATURE will be unveiled in an invitation-only screening a the Cinema De Lux at The Greene. A large new theater and digital projection (true 2K off our DCP!) with 5.1 audio.

Ann and I did a tech screening last week and we have to say, it is a wild experience seeing a film we made projected THAT big on a 40-foot screen.

It's the perfect way to usher the film into the world, and it's gonna' be a blast.


IT'S ALIVE! AAAALLLLIIIIVVVVEEEE!
April 23, 2010, 6:39PM


Ladies and gentlemen,

We are pleased to announce that work on TRUE NATURE has been completed, and it IS a sweet, sweet ride. In the meantime, check out our website for the new trailer and get a taste of what the film is: www.TrueNatureTheFilm.com

Stay tuned for more...