Special to Bullet News
Dead Before Dawn 3D has won a Perron Crystal Award at the Royal Wallonie Opera House as part of the 3D Stereo Media Summit and Film Festival in Liege, Belgium.
April Mullen of Niagara Falls, the director/producer, and Tim Doiron, the producer/writer, were in Belgium to accept the award.
The festival was held in conjunction with the 3D Stereo Media Summit.
Dead Before Dawn 3D won in the Long Movie in Real Images category.
“We were honoured to be a part of the festival and to be nominated for such a distinctive award, surrounded by the world’s top 3D specialists, Mullen said. “Being at the awards ceremony in the breathtaking Royal Wallonie Opera House and winning the Perron Crystal Award for our extremely hard work in 3D was exhilarating.”
Dead Before Dawn 3D is the first fully Canadian live action stereoscopic feature film and marks Mullen as the youngest and only female director of this kind.
The film follows a bunch of college kids who accidentally unleash an evil curse that causes people to kill themselves and turn into Zombie Demons. The film features Devon Bostick, Christopher Lloyd, Martha MacIsaac, Brandon Jay McLaren, Kyle Schmid, Brittany Allen, Rossif Sutherland, Doiron, Mullen, Ellen Dubin and Kevin McDonald.
“There are so few independent 3D filmmakers in the world and creating strong, innovative 3D is extremely difficult, so it was reinvigorating to be surrounded by the world’s top 3D experts and humbling to have be given such an important award,” Doiron said. “We shot … in a record breaking 20 days with two years of pre-planning for the 3D.The award is a symbol that anything is possible.”
The film will be hitting theatres in Niagara Falls early summer 2013 in 3D.