Mt. Shasta Herald
Oct 1, 2008
Erin Gray and Tim O’Connor, who starred together in the television series “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” and each have a long list of TV and movie credits, will be in Mount Shasta to participate in a filmmaking seminar Oct. 12 as part of this year’s Mount Shasta International Film Festival.
Jerry Alden Deal, the writer, director and producer of “Dreams Awake,” which was filmed in the Mount Shasta area, will lead the seminar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the final day of the 2008 Film Festival at College of the Siskiyous.
Gray stars in “Dreams Awake” as Hope Emrys, and O’Connor came out of retirement to play the role of Ambrose. They will be joined at the seminar by Deal’s wife, executive producer Berry Deal, film editor Bob Gordon, and production designer Renee Prince.
Like Gray and O’Connor, Gordon and Prince are film veterans with many credits to their names.
The seminar will feature a behind the scenes look at Dreams Awake, described as “an intriguing, controversial film about a modern, disconnected family and their search for a greater reality.”
Several clips from “Dreams Awake” will be shown, along with a trailer and behind the scenes footage. A panel discussion featuring Gray, O’Connor, Gordon, and Prince will be included, along with a question and answer session.
The feature length directorial debut for Jerry Alden Deal, Dreams Awake is currently in post-production with an anticipated premiere early next year in Mt. Shasta.