Rose McGowan’s “Dawn”

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Rose McGowan is a director.

And, boy oh boy, does she have a lot to say on Gawker.

She’s definitely interesting.

Enough about her life, let’s look at her direction.

Here is her 17 minute short film entitled “Dawn.”

Logline:  Dawn is a quiet young teenager who longs for something or someone to free her from her sheltered life.

McGowan’s ability to tell a story is profound and this piece speaks volumes.

She posted a note along with the viewing of her short film on YouTube.

“Dear viewer, Dawn is a cautionary tale. We hurt girls with casual negligence. We change the course of lives with a stereotypical view shared thoughtlessly. We shape the minds of the innocent. Let’s think different and be better. My inspirations were varied – I wanted the color palette of The Parent Trap (1961) the loneliness of an Edward Hopper painting, the driving tension of Night of the Hunter mixed with Hemingway’s unsparing style of editing. These greats are my teachers. I layered a lot into Dawn and feel it’s best watched twice. Please enjoy for free and pass it on. THOUGHT+ART = FREEDOM Peace, Rose McGowan”

To everyone in Hollywood who says that a woman can’t be a film director, watch this short film.

Rose McGowan has talent.  Give her a feature film to direct.  And I’ll be the first in line to buy a ticket.

It’s time for men to start supporting women… and for women to start supporting women.

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