Los Angeles, California USA
‘Night Rain’, the latest indie thriller from Seasons & a Muse, the award-winning producers of ‘The Scarapist’, now On Demand, has wrapped and is currently in post-production. ‘Night Rain’ marks the second feature from actress, screenwriter, producer and director Jeanne Marie Spicuzza.
‘Night Rain’ is the story of a group of young indie filmmakers, headed by an actress and producer named Ava, who are unwittingly hired by their own stalker to make a movie about a famous unsolved Hollywood murder but soon find themselves the subject of their own terror. Spicuzza, who penned the screenplay, co-directed ‘Night Rain’ with Synthian Sharp ‘The Scarapist’. Shot at historic and glamorous locations, like the Millennium Biltmore Hotel and Pacific Dining Car in downtown Los Angeles, by cinematographers Jay Lopez and Henry Power, ‘Night Rain’ stars Jeanne Marie Spicuzza, Adam Lesar, Clarissa Thibeaux, Thessa M’loe and Mattia Chicco.
Other cast and crew include Guy Hoffman, Scott Javore, J.L. Forbis, Heidi Honeycutt, Michelle Kantor, Leslie LaPage, Jessaymn Prince and Amaya Spicuzza. “‘Night Rain’ is inspired by survivors and victims of violence… and [is] an homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood and indie filmmaking,” said Spicuzza. “It’s the first time in cinema history that this [particular] victim will be [truly] humanized.”
‘Night Rain’ ran a successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in 2016. “The support [for ‘Night Rain’] has been overwhelming”, said Spicuzza, noting campaign contributors and corporate sponsors Besame Cosmetics and What Katie Did. “Gabriela [Hernandez, of Besame Cosmetics and Oscar-winning movie ‘The Artist’] really helped us get into the period. She even did a cameo in the movie. The title comes from my granddaughter, Amaya, whose name means ‘Night Rain’ in Japanese.”
Unit publicity for ‘Night Rain’ was handled by Deborah Gilels of LA Media Consultants. Luckett Media manages social media and branding. ‘Night Rain’ is slated for release later in 2017.
Seasons & a Muse, Inc., founded in 1993, is a seven division arts and entertainment corporation, which includes publishing, product development, marketing and motion picture production. Silver Streak Entertainment is a foreign and domestic distributor located in Los Angeles. PRHollywood is a full-service marketing and public relations agency in Los Angeles founded by Monica Matulich. Dominion3 Public Relations is a PR and marketing firm in Los Angeles headed by Kim Dixon. LA Media Consultants is a Los Angeles-based consulting, marketing and PR company owned and managed by Deborah Gilels. Luckett Media is a full-service media firm specializing in social strategy and publishing, created and managed by its president, Whitney Luckett.