The drama is set to debut at 8 p.m., June 1, at the historic Paramount Theatre in Middletown, New York. HIFF, which is in its 9th year and known as one of the 10 biggest film festivals in the world, is from May 30 to June 5.
A REASON follows Serena, a distraught young misfit, and Nathan, her controlling older brother. Both are forced to endure a dreaded family gathering at the house of their elegant elderly Aunt Irene – the reading of her will. The activity sets off an unexpected course of events that ultimately forces them to reevaluate their views on love, forgiveness and family.
Dominique Schilling wrote and directed A REASON while producer Caroline Risberg produced the project under their banner, Risberg Schilling Productions.
“A REASON shines a light on all of those unhealthy and destructive patterns that affect a lot of families today,” Schilling said. “Family cohesion is on a decline and a lot of people are suffering. We’re extremely proud of this film because of its powerful message: Today’s troubled youth can learn from the elderly and the elderly can help them find their voice.”
The film stars Magda Apanowicz (Open Road’s “The Green Inferno”); Nick Eversman (CW’s “The Tomorrow People”); Roxanne Hart (NBC’s “Medium”); Marion Ross (“Happy Days”); Ron Melendez (NBC’s “Parenthood”)
Schilling and Risberg are currently developing their next film, LITTLE GIRL, BIG EYES.
For more information about A REASON, visit http://www.areasonthemovie.com.
About Risberg Schilling Productions, LLC:
Risberg Schilling Productions, LLC is a female-run production company, taking projects from development through production to completion. Our projects are independent feature films, feature-length documentaries, music videos, and commercials. Headed by Producer Caroline Risberg and writer/director Dominique Schilling.