Film and TV stars came out Friday night for the NYC premiere of the critically acclaimed award winning film, Awakened, at the Quad Cinema. Cast members included Julianne Michelle (clad in a ravishing gown by Andres Aquino and pearls by Luperla) and Erin Gerasimovich, Dascha Polanco of the Netflix hit show Orange is the New Black, Tom Murro of Fox Morning Extra, Miss NYC Kira Kazantsev, MTV’s celebrity chef Chris Nirschel, Tony Lo Bianco, Tina Louise, NY Times best selling author and Fox News and MSNBC TV correspondent Rita Cosby, jazz singer Cole Rumbough, NY Daily News Dreams Columnist Lauren Lawrence, and others who joined the director, producer, and writer Joycelyn Engle as well as the executive producers, Brian Mehling and Joseph Di Palma, to celebrate the NYC release. The premiere was then followed by a reception at Beau Marchais and after party at No. 8.
Awakened, directed by Joycelyn Engle and Arno Malarone and produced by Joycelyn Engle and Julianne Michelle, stars award winning actors Edward Furlong, Julianne Michelle, Steven Bauer (“Ray Donovan”), John Savage, Stelio Savante, Sally Kirkland (Oscar Nominee), Bryan Dechart, and Erin Gerasimovich (Prisoners).
Awakened is a psychological and supernatural drama about a 22 year old woman, Samantha Winston (Julianne Michelle), who returns to her home town after 14 years in search of answers to her mother’s untimely death. She is convinced that her father, Jack Winston (John Savage), murdered her mother. In a quest for vengeance, Samantha uncovers an evil and devastating truth with guidance from beyond the grave. It is a film made by two women for everyone. A woman’s mind can help heal the world” said Joycelyn Engle, the director, writer, producer. The movie will premiere at the Laemmle Music Hall theatre in Beverly Hills on March 30th and at the Brenden Theatre at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas April 7th. Additional cities will follow.
Julianne Michelle is utterly impressive – a brilliant actress with an outstanding performance that captivates your attention throughout the movie! If you saw this movie and did not empathize with Samantha Winston, check your pulse. As for the film itself — there is a great deal of warmth in the movie – in an engaging almost fantasy like manner, holding your attention in every moment of the picture.
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