READ MORE: YouTube to Release Rose McGowan’s Directorial Debut ‘Dawn’
The film drew raves out of its Sundance premiere in 2014, with McGowan’s flair behind the camera receiving special mention. Described as a disturbing foray into one young girl’s sexual awakening, the official synopsis for “Dawn” reads: “Dawn (Tara Barr) is a quiet young teenager living in Kennedy era America who longs for something or someone to free her from her sheltered life. When she strikes up an innocent flirtation with the boy who works at her local gas station (Reiley McClendon), she thinks that he is perhaps the answer to her teenage dreams. Though when she invites the boy and his friends into her otherwise cloistered world, she gets a lot more than she bargained for.”
It’s only the beginning for McGowan, who told Indiewire last year that her feature-length directorial debut is in the works. But for now, dive into the filmmaker’s colorfully eerie vision of 1960s America with the debut trailer for “Dawn.” The film will stream on YouTube beginning June 21.