January 18, 2017
Episode 16 of the International Women in Film podcast stars Dawn Higginbotham, Writer, Director and Producer
Dawn Higginbotham, Morning Person Pictures, is an award winning Writer/Director/Producer who has also worked on Titanic and Star Wars I,II, and III shares her stories and her films from yesterday and today and tomorrow!
Dawn is a member of the Producers Guild of America, SAG/AFTRA,
#WeAreWITI and The New Hollywood. She is an Award Winning Writer / Director
/ Producer. Her directorial debut,“The Usual,”was an Official Selection at Festival de Cannes American Pavilion Emerging Filmmakers and screened at Shorts Corner at the Cannes Market, as well as many others (with Producers Sharen Davis, Renee O’Connor and Kumari Bakhru). Currently she is in
development on the feature films “Passing Through”(for Cordova Pictures with
Co-Owner / Producer Brooke P. Anderson), “Shanghai Nirvana” and “Sleepers”
(with Sharen Davis, Bill Killgore and Richard Lu), and is in the midst of packaging “Fatherhood,” working with the same team, she is producing the project, and is set to direct. Originally from Memphis, TN, Dawn moved to New York to study music, theater and film at AMDA. She got her career start as a musical theater performer in
several Off-Broadway shows and a National Tour. She soon shifted her sights to film where she worked in production on numerous feature films including “Die Hard W/ A Vengeance” (John McTiernan), Jim Cameron’s “Titanic”, “The Thin Red Line” (Terrence Malick), and “Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas” (Terry Gilliam).
Dawn’s background also includes VFX on the films “Godzilla”and “Armageddon,”and post production, as a manager for Dolby Laboratories (working with various filmmakers and studios), and as a post production supervisor for Lucasfilm/THX, she worked along side various labs in L.A., Canada, UK, Italy and Australia overseeing film print quality on “Star Wars:Episode I, II, and III” (George Lucas), she also worked on a variety of other
projects for major studios (DreamWorks, Fox, Paramount, Disney…).
Dawn has written several screenplays, including “Off The Ledge”
(starring Brooke P. Anderson (The Perfect Host, Lost) and Andrew Pinon (Singled Out), who co-wrote the film; Zosia Mamet (HBO’s Girls), Jenny Mollen, Nectar Rose, and Anne Ramsay (League of Their Own); “Diamonds & Gun”(starring Renee O’Connor and and Ted Raimi); and the upcoming “Passing Through”
She has produced several distributed feature films and projects
including; “Diamonds & Guns”, Off The Ledge”, “Night of the Templar”, ‘You are a Star”, “Outside My Window”, Randy Crowder’s “Infinity”, “Words Unspoken” …and is in development on the upcoming “Road to Nowhere”, “Single Not Desperate” etc. (with writer/creator Julian Moses and Midnitemove Productions).
She also went on to direct “Last Chance” (starring & executive produced with Renee O’Connor, and executive produced by Sharen Davis) and “The Hub” (starring Brandon Gibson, Paul McKinney, Derrex Brady, Raymond O’
Connor, and with executive producer Sharen Davis), “DreamWorks 3D Animation” with
Valerie Lettera Spletzer, and is currently in editing on her latest documentary
series, “#WEfilmLA,” about women filmmakers in all fields, from all walks of life,
diverse and passionate about their craft, working in Los Angeles.
For more details please see:
http://www.offtheledgemovie.comThe Usual (distribution information coming soon)
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