CinemaKC presents the award-winning supernatural thriller “Last Breath” in its first big-screen run at the Screenland Crown Center. The movie will play at five screenings May 13-15.
Written and directed by Kansas City filmmaker Ty Jones, “Last Breath” has won awards coast-to-coast, including Best Feature honors at the Garden State Film Festival in New Jersey and the Estes Park Film Festival in Colorado.
“Last Breath” is a great example of our area’s growing ability to produce fine feature films,” says John Shipp of CinemaKC and Screenland. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Ty Jones and his team. We’re all looking forward to his future works.”
In “Last Breath,” Jones and Mandy Bannon portray a couple with a young son whose marriage is built on shifting sand. They find themselves imprisoned by a sadistic killer and forced to make choices that will ultimately determine their family’s survival or demise. Aaron Laue, who also produced the film, plays the couple’s nemesis.
As a team, Jones and Laue put together a Kansas City/Lawrence-area cast and crew with ties to Hollywood, South by Southwest and Sundance. “Last Breath” showcases the acting talents of Meagan Flynn (“Up in the Air”), Jeff East (“Superman”), Ryan Lefebvre and Alex Neustaedter. Through a Glass Productions of Lawrence provided primary cinematography, sound mixing and film editing. Los Angeles-based composer Vincent Gillioz composed the original score after having composed music for more than 40 features. Kelley Baker did the final sound mix; he’s best known as sound editor on Gus Van Sant films (“Finding Forrester,” “Good Will Hunting”).
“Ty Jones’ taut, suspenseful and intelligent thriller features top-drawer production values, writing and performances,” says Jerry Rapp, award-winning screenwriter/producer (“Mojave Phone Booth”). “It sets a new bar for home-grown independent cinema.”
This is Jones’ first feature after having written, directed and worked on more than 100 short films over eight years. An award-winning short film director, Jones made the leap to features and partnered with Laue to film “Last Breath.” Laue has acted in over 20 films, and before producing “Last Breath,” he had produced five short films. Jones is planning to finish two feature-length scripts – one a love story and one a sci-fi thriller – this summer. Through his Ministry Machine Productions in association with SenoReality Pictures, Laue is producing the feature “Nailbiter.” Both men are also involved in separate feature documentary projects.
Show times for May 13-15 will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7PM. and matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2PM. Jones and Laue will attend all five screenings and will sign copies of “Last Breath” DVDs.
Visit http://www.screenland.com/ for ticket prices. For more information contact John Shipp at 816-718-4337 or Ty Jones at Tyjones1@aol.com or 816-807-4395.