The private cast and crew screening of the indie suspense-horror-thriller feature film ‘Abandoned Dead’ was held at San Pedro’s Historic Warner Grand Theatre on Sunday June 7.
The beautiful art-deco theater, built by the Warner Studio in 1931, is the gem of San Pedro’s downtown district.
It was the perfect setting for a private showing of the feature film, which, by all accounts, looked and sounded great on the giant 1500 foot screen.
The film’s Director, Mark W. Curran addressed the crowd before and after the screening, citing the film’s inspirational heroes as major influences.
“You will see the hidden and not-so hidden inspiration of directors such as John Carpenter, Hitchcock, David Lynch, and even a little David Fincher,” Curran said, “and hopefully a unique style of our own.”
At the film’s completion, Curran thanked the help of all who attended, with special kudos to Robert Adams for cinematography, editing and sound score music, “Without the exceptional talents of my good friend Robert Adams, this film would not have happened,” Curran said.
There was a reception in the grand lobby, with photos taken next to a display of an enlarged poster of the key art for the movie.
Notable attendees: Robert Adams, Sonia Bawa, Christopher Parker, Stacy Snyder, Carlos Ramirez, Ivan Adame, Rose Hubbell, Nancy Nicolas, Aimee Nicolas, Luke Flowers, Dirk ‘Dirkbag’ Yarborough, Kari and Harold Adams, Ronald Kurtz.
“I am very pleased with the results of the film and screening,” Curran said, “And now it’s on to the film festivals for the next step in this amazing journey.”