Director Jay Kanzler is absolutely beaming about the release this month of his movie 23 Minutes to Sunrise on Redbox, Netflix and Amazon.com. The film, starring Eric Roberts and a few lesser-known celebrities, was shot almost entirely in the metro East St. Louis town of Sauget in the summer of 2011.
“Redbox and Netflix don’t take just any film. And when you look at how most independent films never see the light of day, this is pretty great,” says Kanzler, who puts the budget of 23 Minutes at “under $300,000.”
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In closing, a bit more on 23 Minutes to Sunrise.
I saw it at SLIFF in 2011 in ‘final draft’ form and it was great story-telling and it kept me on the edge of my seat waiting for the climax. I’m not a horror fan, so although the film had elements of horror for me it was great characters and drama. Here’s the trailer. by Ole, webmaster.