CLOSED-SPACE THRILLER - FEATURE FILM
Cleaning out her deceased father’s farmhouse, Cassia discovers a meth lab
and is forced to defend her life against a terrifying onslaught of attacks from
sadistic meth cookers hell-bent on protecting their secrets, while she uncovers
the truth about a father she never knew.
THIRTY-FOUR SCREENPLAY AWARDS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Best Screenplay - Beaufort International Film Festival 2016
Best Thriller & Best Screenplay - Chicago Genre Screenplay Competition 2016
First Place Feature Screenplay -Yosemite Film Festival 2016
First Prize Thriller Screenplay - Film Crash Screenplay Competition 2015
Second Place Suspense-Thriller - Indie Gathering International Film Festival 2017
Second Place “IndieWood” Screenplay - Bare Bones Int'l Film and Music Festival 2014
Third Place Screenplay - Cayman International Film Festival 2015
Third Place Suspense Thriller Feature Screenplay - Int'l Horror Hotel Film Festival 2015
Fourth Place Screenplay - Barcelona Film Festival 2015
Finalist Best Screenplay - FLY Film Festival 2017
Finalist Thriller/Suspense - Cannes Screenplay Contest 2016
Top 10 Finalist Best Feature Screenplay - Twisted Horror Picture Show 2016
Finalist - Swedish International Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2016
Finalist - Twin Falls Sandwiches Film Festival 2016
Finalist - Shiver Film Festival 2016
Finalist - Lake Charles Film & Music Festival 2015
Finalist - South Carolina Underground Film Festival 2015
Finalist - New Hope Film Festival 2014
Semi-Finalist - MartialCon Film Festival 2016
Semi-Finalist - Richmond International Film Festival 2014
Semi-Finalist - Austin Indie Flix Showcase Screenplay Competition 2014
Quarterfinalist - Austin Revolution Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2016
Quarterfinalist - Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition 2015
Quarterfinalist - Final Draft’s Big Break Screenplay Competition 2013
Quarterfinalist - Screenplay Goldmine’s Screenplay Competition 2013
Quarterfinalist - Creative World Awards Screenplay Competition 2014
Official Selection - Action on Film Int’l Film Festival Written Word Competition 2016
Official Selection - Northern Virginia Film Festival 2015
Official Selection - Oaxaca Film Festival 2014
Second Round: Top 10% - Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2013
Top 20% - Nicholl Fellowship Competition 2014
Submitted under earlier title “Cracker Attic”
Finalist - Charleston International Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2013
Second Round: Top 10% - Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2012
Top 15% - Nicholl Fellowship Competition 2012
Writer/Director/Producer Lorraine Portman is an award-winning
Playwright, Screenwriter, and Filmmaker. She has written and
directed seven short films and a feature.
Lorraine's screenplays have been placed in national and international
competitions. She has had screenplays that were finalists in the Cayfilm
Screenplay Competition. Her black comedy eDisharmony was awarded
Outstanding Comedy by the Sacramento International Film Festival and
was awarded Best Black Comedy by the Broad Humor Film Festival.
Portman’s closed space thriller Attic Ashes has placed in 29 competitions,
winning First Prize Thriller in the Film Crash Screenplay Competition,
Best Screenplay in the Chicago Genre Screenplay Competition, and
Best Screenplay in Beaufort International Film Festival’s
Screenplay Competition. Her Queen of the Okefenokee and
Paradise Pond screenplays have also garnered awards.
Lorraine taught Playwriting and Screenwriting at
Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida for ten years.
She holds a B.A. in Theater from Smith College and M.F.A. in Film
from Florida State University. Lorraine also attended the National
Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.
Jonathan G. Chambers is the President and Executive Producer for both Hyperactive Dreams and The Chambers Company Enterprises, Inc. He has produced or managed more than 900 projects in the film, television, and advertising/commercial arenas.
Jonathan’s feature credits include Never Give Up, Crawl, Not Alone, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, Walking Across Egypt, Never Say Die, Kiss the Girls, and Pastime (Sundance Film Festival Audience Award).
His television credits include award-winning series such as All the Captain Kangaroo, McGee and Me!, Secret Adventures, as well as the popular Sheena, Ripley’s Believe It or Not and others.
Known for his insight, creativity, professional standards, broad-based experience and attention to detail, Jonathan is a Directors Guild of America Unit Production Manager and First Assistant Director.
His projects have had him shooting in many locations throughout Florida, California and other U.S. States, as well as Mexico City, Vancouver, and San Juan, and supervising global projects with crews in Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico and Singapore.
Over the years, Jonathan has encountered and succeeded with just about every production element imaginable; from green screen to boats, celebrities, exotic animals, helicopters, special effects, stunts, and more.