DROWN

 

A man is forced to confront his repressed savior's guilt when a series of nightmares leads him to the site of his lover death. The film enters Louis' mind and experiences his chaotic and harrowing psyche through a mixture of narrative storytelling and modern dance. 

Written and Directed By: Chelsea Rowan  

Produced By: Saeedah Zahrah                                                                          

Choreography By: Ashlea Palafox                                                                                      

Director of Photography: Alecia Denegar                           

                                                                                                  


Crew

Writer and Director

 

 

 

Choreographer

Choreographer

 

  Chelsea Rowan was born and raised in a small town in southern New Jersey. After graduating high school, and experimenting in a variety of creative fields, Chelsea became aware that her true passion was in film. She went on to graduate from the University of New Haven with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication – Mass Communication and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English – Literature. Outside of the classroom, Chelsea has worked on a number of personal projects and a handful of independent films. Chelsea currently resides in the Rogers Park area of Chicago.

 

                                                                                       

Ashlea Palafox hails from Fort Worth, TX and started dancing at the young age of four. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Dance from Texas State University-San Marcos, she was offered a dream opportunity in New York City. She spent five years living in the “Big Apple” as a professional modern dancer. She was a company member for Valerie Green/Dance Entropy and also had the honor of performing with artists such as Gloria McLean, Pele Bauch, Todd Henry, and Jen Painter. Currently, Ashlea is completing her Master’s in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling upon admission of her completed master’s theses. Ashlea is also working as an Expressive Therapist at Linden Oaks Behavioral Hospital where she works with a variety where she works with individuals as and families to create a holistic approach to mental health and wellbeing. 


Cast

Steve Wisegarver is an actor, fight choreographer, producer, husband, and father. This is his first film credit and looks forward to spending more time in front of a camera. Steve graduated with a B.A. In Theatre from Illinois State University in 2009 and has since been living the starving artist dream. He also runs a non-profit theatre company, Nothing Special Productions, acting as Associate Producing Director and Resident Fight Director. When he isn't gracing the stage or screen, Steve enjoys spending time with his wife, Jenn, and newborn son, Jetson.


Credits

  Written and Directed By: Chelsea Rowan               

           Produced By: Saeedah Zahrah                              

 Choreography By: Ashlea Palafox                

Director of Photography: Alecia Denegar

Editor                                    Jacob Wissman       

Composer                                Emer Kinsella            

Assistant Director                 Salyndrea Jones

Script Supervisor                   Ryan Colegrove

2nd Assistant Director          Wei Ting Chang

Line Producer                             Shuaihua Liu

Production Manager             Dominic Segatti

Production Coordinator      Olivia Pendleton

PA/Make Up                           Raeshum Baile

1st AC                                         Elaisa Varges

2nd AC                                     Heston Charres

Operator                                 Scott Summers

Swing Grip/AC                      Samuel Johnson

Gaffer                                     Paul Demos

Key Grip                                David Gilmore

Dolly Grip                              Austin Anglin

Grip                                       Andrew Chapman

Grip                                       Kevin Osterhout

Grip                                       Uriah Kalahiki

Grip                                       Ashley Pietre

Best Girl Electric              Ekaterina Doldjeva

Sound Mixer                      Suzie Calarco

Boom Operator                 Mitch Werber

Dancer                                 Ethan Jacobs

Dancer                                 Patrick Justin

Dancer                                 Kali Libby

Dancer                                 Kate O'Hanlon

Dancer                                 Kaitlyn Kavanaugh

Sound Design                    Paxson Helgesen

Sound Design                     Alec Munhall

Sound Design                     Michael Brunetti

Sound Design                   Dominick Del Vecchio

Sound Design                    Alan Contreras