HOLLYWOOD, CA – June 3, 2015 â€“ (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – After a hiatus for graduate school, award-winning actress Julie Carmen stars in edgy surf film, Dawn Patrol, opposite Scott Eastwood and Rita Wilson, premiering on June 5, 2015.
Daniel Petrie, Jr.â€™s suspense drama, Dawn Patrol is an electrifying surf culture film with a West Side Story vibe at a locals-only beach. In her portrayal as the enigmatic Laura Rivera, Julie Carmen holds Scott Eastwoodâ€™s character hostage as he recalls the twists and turns of how and why he murdered her son.
Movie Trailer: http://www.fandango.com/juliecarmen/overview/p11066
Whoâ€™s the thug?
Dawn Patrolâ€™s female roles are unlike the women weâ€™ve seen in films before. Julie deconstructs the narrative of her new film and defends her characterâ€™s gun toting ways.
â€œLaura Riveraâ€ is â€˜Everywomanâ€™ who loses a child to murder,â€ she explained. â€œWe see her in every culture throughout time and to label her a thug is to obliterate the motherâ€™s point of view. Who carries the weight of the orphaned parents?â€
Dawn Patrol is told by giving alternate, Rashomon-like accounts, exposing the xenophobia and racism that rips a remote, multicultural surf city apart. Laura explodes with the rage and confusion of a mother confronting her childâ€™s killer, and plots a haunting, lasting revenge.
â€œI was directed in a style inspired by Latin American magical realism and that contrasts with how Scott Eastwood, Rita Wilson, Jeff Fahey, Kim Matula, Dendrie Taylor and Chris Brochu tell their story, in an ultra-realistic way,â€ said Julie.
Early in her career, directors Robert Redford, John Cassavetes, Michael Mann and John Carpenter recognized the innate chameleon like quality she brings to her roles virtually disappearing into her characters. Julie has a unique ability to infuse her performances with her personal passion to make the world a better place.
From Broadwayâ€”when she first danced in Luis Valdezâ€™s Zoot Suitâ€”to her award winning role in Cassavetesâ€™ Gloria opposite Gena Rowlands, Julie Carmenâ€™s fascination is her ability to get into the soul of the characters she portrays allowing us to feel their joys and triumphs and their pain. She makes us feel.
Dawn Patrol surfs into select theaters on June 5, 2015.
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Director: Daniel Petrie, Jr.
Writers: Rachel Long and Brian Pittman
Producers: Rick Dugdale, Daniel Petrie, Jr., Scott Eastwood through Enderby Entertainment
Cast: Scott Eastwood, Rita Wilson, Julie Carmen, Jeff Fahey, Kim Matula, and Chris Brochu
Photo Fashion: Veronique Manga Bell Dresses