CATHERINE DUDLEY-ROSE RETURNS TO CHARLESTON WITH PARALLEL CHORDS (overture)
Autobiographical film picking up steam on festival circuit
“PARALLEL CHORDS (OVERTURE)”, the award-winning short film produced, written and directed by South Carolina native, Catherine Dudley-Rose will have its South Carolina Premiere at the Charleston Terrace Film Festival. This is one of twenty one festivals nationally the film has been selected for. Dudley-Rose will be joined by long time friend and local treasure Danielle Howle, who co-produced the film and whose music is featured.
The highly-acclaimed movie won BEST SHORT FILM at the Middlebury New Filmmaker’s Festival, Jury Award for Excellence in Music at the South Dakota Film Festival, the Curator’s Award at the prestigious Post Alley Film Festival in Seattle, and screened in Los Angeles, New York City, Charlotte, Columbus, and numerous other cities.
“PARALLEL CHORDS (OVERTURE)” is the true story of a young violinist struggling to assert her individuality amidst the intense pressure of her pianist father and the formidable weight of her own musical ability.
Dudley-Rose says, “This is the first time the cast and crew have had the chance to reunite since we shot the film in the Charleston area. It’s like coming home. I love that we could have such a cross-state collaboration for the film.”
The film stars NYC actress Rachel Ann and veteran LA actor Bjorn Johnson, local actors Corey Webb, and Rodney Lee Rodgers with cinematography by Hannah Radcliff, and editing by Patrick Lawrence who was on the editing team of the Academy Award winning Mad Max.
Catherine Dudley-Rose is an award winning writer/director, actress and musician. She has taught at the NY Stage & Film Program, the Broadway Theater Institute, and been a guest artist and performer internationally. She is a National Film Challenge winner - “Best Fantasy Film”, and assistant dir. of the Lawrence Kasdan Award for best Narrative Film. Her feature length screenplay, Parallel Chords, (which her short film is based on) received a grant funded by the NEA. It is loosely autobiographical. The film won BEST SOUND in St. Louis, JURY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MUSIC in South Dakota, CURATOR’S PICK in Seattle, and BEST SHORT FILM at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival in Vermont, and will tour New England with other winning films.
Additionally, Catherine has created music for MTV, done string arrangements for Platinum selling Kate Nash, has performed on violin for an audience of 80,000, has recorded and/or performed w/Grammy artists, and numerous musicians of different styles. She has worked multiple times with favorite Theater World award winner, and recording artist Nellie McKay in NYC. As an actress, she has been in dozens of films, TV, and stage productions in New York and Internationally. She has been commissioned to write three other screenplays, and plans to film the feature version this fall.
Tickets can be purchased at the Terrace theater. Actors and crew will be in attendance. The film screens on OPENING NIGHT with Dough, Thursday March 10th at 7pm, and Saturday March 12th at 4:30pm.