When we talked to Rosario Dawson a couple months ago at the Grindhouse junket, she was very excited about her first effort as a producer:
I went to Strasburg with Hayden Christensen, Scarlett Johansson, and I’m in these classes and that’s how I met Talia Lugacy, wearing her long curly hair and big Stanley Kubrick t-shirt. She was very very serious, and walked into the DGA at ten years old to try to get her card. And they were like, “Read cute little girl, try again.” And I met her when I was sixteen and she was fifteen and we always said she was going to write and direct and I was going to act and produce. I was in all except one of her sight and sound films at NYU. I produced her thesis film which was this twenty minute film we did called the Bliss Fires on 35 mill. They asked me at Glamor magazine to direct a short film and I asked if she could direct it and it really established us as a bona-fide team. And this is our first feature together, but this is something that has been twelve years in the process. So it is very exciting for me to bring this out, as much as it seems like I’m piggybacking off of other stuff. This has always been in the agenda.
Descent (not to be confused with last year’s horror film The Descent), is about a college co-ed who is brutally raped and takes revenge into her own hands. From what I understand, the film is very very dark and raw. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this month to lackluster reviews. But this new movie trailer has caught our interest (although the voice over guy needs to be replaced). Check it out after the jump.
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