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SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

Pocono Business Journal: Journeys Press Conference

http://www.poconobusinessjournal.com/news/journeys-producerdirector-announces-press-conference-set-for-october-7th-in-milford-pa

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kathleen Fox Wiens (805) 302-7880 kathleen@moonlightman.com http://www.journeysthefilm.com

JOURNEYS PRODUCER/DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES PRESS CONFERENCE SET FOR OCTOBER 7TH IN MILFORD, PA

Portland, Oregon – Olive Gallagher, native of Milford, PA, president/CEO of Moonlight Man Productions, an indie film and television production company, and the screenwriter/director/producer of Journeys, an indie feature scheduled to begin principal photography in Milford in September 2017, announced there will be a press conference on October 7, 2016 at 3:30 PM at the Hotel Fauchère.

“We’ve had a very generous and heartwarming response from the press in the area in general, starting with my first location-scouting trip for Journeys in 2011 and now, as we prepare for principal photography next year!” Gallagher explained. “In addition to several one-on-one interviews that have been requested, we wanted to open things up to all the press and answer any questions they and their readers or viewers might have.”

Journeys takes place in 1949 in Milford, PA and is based on a true story about Gallagher’s father, the late Sidney L. Krawitz, a highly respected attorney and past president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and a penniless woman named Olive who came to him to borrow twenty-five dollars to bury her husband because she heard Sid was “an easy touch.”

“What many folks may not know is some of the first silent films in this country were shot in Milford,” Gallagher added. “When my dad was a young boy, he used to travel from Hawley where he was raised to Milford to be an extra in those films. I grew up with an awareness of how special that history was.” Keeping that in mind, the Journeys team has invited William Voelkel from the Black Bear Film Festival, David Madison from Hollywood on the Delaware, and Troy Bystrom from the Pocono Film Commission to be their guests that afternoon and say a few words.

“Every film-making project that shoots in the Milford area is a bonus to the local community and enhances the area’s reputation as one of the top hospitality and tourist draws in the country,” Gallagher finished. “Journey’s financial success will bring a healthy influx of revenue to Pike County and Pennsylvania, and with that in mind, we value our close working relationship with the Pocono Film Commission to make certain we’re hiring and involving everyone we possibly can in our film-making efforts.”

For more information about Journeys and the Journeys team and extended family, go to http://www.journeysthefilm.com.

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Journeys Screenwriter/Director thanks hometown for support


PORTLAND, OR – Olive Gallagher, native of Milford, president/CEO of Moonlight Man Productions, an indie film and television production company, expressed deep gratitude for the hometown support that continues to grow each day for her latest production.


She is the screenwriter/director/producer of Journeys, an indie feature scheduled to begin principal photography in Milford in September 2017.


“If there was ever a perfect example of ‘it takes a village,’ Journeys is it,” said Gallagher. “Support has been there for the film since 2011, when I first reached out to Dave Chant with the script and he merely asked, ‘What can I do to help?’ And we were off and running! But now that the core Journeys family has grown to include so many committed pros like Dawn Green, our Producer in charge of Production, and Petr Cikhart, our Cinematographer, we continue to move forward daily towards principal photography next year as well as the exciting mini pre-shoot of one scene and some B-roll on October 6th.”


Gallagher added, “One of the uniquely gifted members of the team, Katherine Roth, an Emmy award-winning costume designer, who’s been on board from the beginning, is now hard at work on sketches and ideas for this opening look at two of our key characters, Olive Harwell, and Marnie Kramer, the wife of Steve, the young attorney in the film.


Journeys takes place in 1949 in Milford, PA and is based on a true story about Gallagher’s father, the late Sidney L. Krawitz, a highly respected attorney and past president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and a penniless woman named Olive who came to him to borrow twenty-five dollars to bury her husband because she heard Sid was “an easy touch.”


“Another invaluable Journeys team member hard at work is our gifted casting director, Barbara McNamara,” continued Gallagher. “While Barb’s agency is located in Manhattan, she and her husband, Danny, fell in love with Milford a few years ago and became residents. She’s been involved in the film since 2011 and continues to bring passion and skill to the project as we ramp up to begin the process of casting all of the other key roles.”


“We also have a literal angel in Mickey Black, owner of Pine Forest Camp, the fabled summer camp in Greeley,” Gallagher confessed. “Mickey, who adored Dad, has, from the beginning, stepped up and supported our fundraising and production efforts as well as offered a multitude of invaluable exterior locations for the film. There are simply no words to adequately express my gratitude to Mickey,” Gallagher finished. “With this kind of support from Pike County, we know we’re on the side of the angels in making this film.

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Kathleen Fox Wiens

(805) 302-7880  

kathleen@moonlightman.com

http://www.journeysthefilm.com

 

JOURNEYS PRODUCERS LAUNCH INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT MINI-SHOOT ON OCTOBER 6TH IN MILFORD, PA


Portland, Oregon – Olive Gallagher, native of Milford, PA, president/CEO of Moonlight Man Productions, an indie film and television production company, and the screenwriter/director/producer of Journeys, an indie feature scheduled to begin principal photography in Milford in September 2017, announced today that an Indiegogo Campaign has been launched.


“Since this mini-shoot, set for photography on October 6th, is an extra project, we decided to turn to a crowd-sourcing effort to raise the funds to underwrite it and, at the same, offer an opportunity to a lot of folks who might not yet know about Journeys to get involved, contribute, and snag some quality Journeys swag at the same time!” explained Gallagher.


She continued, “There are so many costs involved in even a one-scene-plus effort like this. While we’ll only be actually filming on one morning, starting at sunrise, it will involve a number of our brilliant professionals and talent including Dawn Green, Producer, Petr Cikhart, Cinematographer, Katherine Roth, Costume Designer, and a handful of essential assistant crew. And I will have the distinct privilege of directing two of our key actors, Laila Robins and Julie Fain Lawrence.


Journeys takes place in 1949 in Milford, PA and is based on a true story about Gallagher’s father, the late Sidney L. Krawitz, a highly respected attorney and past president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and a penniless woman named Olive who came to him to borrow twenty-five dollars to bury her husband because she heard Sid was “an easy touch.”


“And it doesn’t stop when shooting does. Once the opening montage along the river and the scene itself is filmed, Gallagher added, “the raw footage will return with me to Portland OR where it will be edited, and, at the same time, placed in the hands of our wonderful composer in LA, Paul Buckley, for scoring.”


“We invite anyone who believes and cares about this film, this special story, and the person at the heart of it all, Sid Krawitz, to go to Indiegogo.com or click on https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/journeys-feature-film#/

and support Journeys.” Gallagher finished. “This film is an homage to my beautiful home town of Milford and my amazing father. With all of the support we’ve received so far, we know we’re on the way to making a memorable and beautiful movie.

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AUGUST 15, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Kathleen Fox Wiens

(805) 302-7880  

kathleen@moonlightman.com

http://www.journeysthefilm.com

 

JOURNEYS SCREENWRITER/DIRECTOR OFFERS CONGRATS AND THANKS TO HOMETOWN SUPPORT FOR FILM


Portland, Oregon – Olive Gallagher, native of Milford, PA, president/CEO of Moonlight Man Productions, an indie film and television production company, and the screenwriter/director/producer of Journeys, an indie feature scheduled to begin principal photography in Milford in September 2017, expressed deep gratitude during an interview for the hometown support that continues to grow each day for the production.


“If there was ever a perfect example of ‘it takes a village,’ Journeys is it,” said Gallagher. “Support has been there for the film since 2011, when I first reached out to Dave Chant with the script and he merely asked, ‘What can I do to help?’ And we were off and running! But now that the core Journeys family has grown to include so many committed pros like Dawn Green, our Producer in charge of Production, and Petr Cikhart, our Cinematographer, we continue to move forward daily towards principal photography next year as well as the exciting mini pre-shoot of one scene and some B-roll on October 6th.”


Gallagher added, “One of the uniquely gifted members of the team, Katherine Roth, an Emmy award-winning costume designer, who’s been on board from the beginning, is now hard at work on sketches and ideas for this opening look at two of our key characters, Olive Harwell, and Marnie Kramer, the wife of Steve, the young attorney in the film.


Journeys takes place in 1949 in Milford, PA and is based on a true story about Gallagher’s father, the late Sidney L. Krawitz, a highly respected attorney and past president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and a penniless woman named Olive who came to him to borrow twenty-five dollars to bury her husband because she heard Sid was “an easy touch.”


“Another invaluable Journeys team member hard at work is our gifted casting director, Barbara McNamara,” continued Gallagher. “While Barb’s agency is located in Manhattan, she and her husband, Danny, fell in love with Milford a few years ago and became residents. She’s been involved in the film since 2011 and continues to bring passion and skill to the project as we ramp up to begin the process of casting all of the other key roles.”


“We also have a literal angel in Mickey Black, owner of Pine Forest Camp, the fabled summer camp in Greeley,” Gallagher confessed. “Mickey, who adored Dad, has, from the beginning, stepped up and supported our fundraising and production efforts as well as offered a multitude of invaluable exterior locations for the film. There are simply no words to adequately express my gratitude to Mickey,” Gallagher finished. “With this kind of support from Pike County, we know we’re on the side of the angels in making this film.


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JULY 18, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Kathleen Fox Wiens

(805) 302-7880

kathleen@moonlightman.com

http://www.journeysthefilm.com

 

JOURNEYS SCREENWRITER/DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES SCENE SHOOT SCHEDULED IN MILFORD FOR OCTOBER 2016

Portland, Oregon – Olive Gallagher, native of Milford, president/CEO of Moonlight Man Productions, an indie film and television production company, and the screenwriter/director/producer of Journeys, an indie feature scheduled to begin principal photography in Milford, PA in September 2017, announced today that she will be returning home to shoot a special scene with two of Journeys key talents in the film, Laila Robins in the lead role of Olive, and Julie Fain Lawrence as Marnie Kramer.

“Our investors and passionate supporters of this project have wanted to see this script visualized on film for so long,” confessed Gallagher. “I realized a few months ago, with the amazing talent we now have on board, in front of and behind the camera, it was possible to capture a key moment in this heart-felt story and give them a taste of what’s to come.

“We’re also thrilled to announce that the brilliant Petr Cikhart, who’s just been nominated for an Emmy for his work on “The Amazing Race,” has come on board as Cinematographer,” added Gallagher. “He’ll be involved in this shoot along with our talented producer in charge of production, Dawn Green.”

Journeys takes place in 1949 in Milford, PA and is based on a true story about Gallagher’s father, the late Sidney L. Krawitz, a highly respected attorney and past president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and a penniless woman named Olive who came to him to borrow twenty-five dollars to bury her husband because she heard Sid was “an easy touch.”

“Shooting one scene seemed like a great idea at first, and then I realized that my two brilliant actors didn’t actually have a scene alone with one another in the entire film that I could shoot,” said Gallagher. “That’s when being both the screenwriter as well as the director came in handy. It forced me to re-think a story I’ve been trying to produce for more than twenty years and write a special moment for Olive & Marnie that wasn’t actually in the current working script.” Gallagher went on, “That’s the scene we’ll be shooting in early October on George Street in front of the Judd House, a key entity in the story.”

Gallagher continued, “Having the support of the town and its residents is the core reason this film will end up being shot successfully on budget. We couldn’t do it any other way.” “My beloved father,” Gallagher summed up, “instilled in me from my earliest years an appreciation and respect for life in this beautiful, unique small town, and that whatever success one ended up having in life, it would never be achieved alone.”



June 15, 2016

JOURNEYS SCREENWRITER/DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES DAWN GREEN AND D.C. FONTANA HAVE JOINED THE JOURNEYS TEAM

Portland, Oregon – Olive Gallagher, native of Milford, president/CEO of Moonlight Man Productions, Inc., an indie film/television production company and screenwriter/director/producer of Journeys, an indie feature sets to shoot in Milford, PA in September 2017, today announced two exciting new additions to the Journeys team: D.C. Fontana, a screenwriting legend, as an Executive Producer, and Dawn Green, 2010 AFI Producing Fellow, in the key role of Producer in charge of Production.

Journeys takes place in 1949 in Milford, PA and is based on a true story about Gallagher’s father, the late Sidney L. Krawitz, a highly respected attorney and past president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and a penniless woman named Olive who came to him to borrow twenty-five dollars to bury her husband because she heard Sid was “an easy touch.”

D.C. Fontana has been a produced television writer since 1960 and written for dozens of TV shows, including multiple scripts for Star Trek, Star Trek-the Next Generation, Streets Of San Francisco, Six Million Dollar Man, Babylon 5, The Waltons, Dallas, Bonanza, Big Valley, High Chaparral, and others. Among her other credits are Story Editor on Star Trek, The Sixth Sense, Logan’s Run and Fantastic Journey as well as Associate Producer/Story Editor on Star Trek Animated and Star Trek – The Next Generation. She’s written children’s shows, animated shows and (with a partner) Star Trek computer games and a graphic novel. D.C. also produced a collection of science fiction comedy sketches that appeared on the internet and is a published novelist. She has served on the Writers Guild Board of Directors, as chair or member of many committees, and won the Morgan Cox Award twice for service to the Guild. She’s been a member of the faculty at the American Film Institute since 1998.

Dawn is a BAFTA award-winning producer with an MFA from the American Film Institute Conservatory. She’s worked on multiple film and television projects, and produced several short films including Le Jeu Des Soldats (The Soldier Game), which won first place in the 2011 BAFTA/LA Student Film Festival and was a national Academy Awards Oscar Finalist in the Student Films category. Dawn worked as associate producer on the docudrama series about adoption, I’m Having Their Baby, on the Oxygen Network, and Collection Intervention, about geekdom collection hoarders on the SyFy Channel. Prior to her experiences in entertainment, Dawn was a Lecturer at Stanford University where she taught Italian literature and film courses. She has a Ph.D. in Italian Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a BA from Brandeis University in English and Creative Writing, is based in the New York area, and is a member of the Producers Guild of America.


MAY 15, 2016

JOURNEYS SCREENWRITER/DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES KEY TALENT ATTACHED TO INDIE FILM TO BE SHOT IN MILFORD

Portland, Oregon – Olive Gallagher, a native of Milford, president/CEO of Moonlight Man Productions, an indie film and television production company, and the screenwriter/director/producer of Journeys, an indie feature set for principal photography in Milford, PA in September 2017, announced today that Laila Robins and James Morrison are attached to the film in the feature roles of Olive and Adalbert Hardwell.

“Once Laila read the script and felt compelled to play the role of Olive, she sent the script to her dear colleague, James Morrison, who, in turn, decided he simply had to be a part of things, too,” revealed Gallagher. “Today, their ongoing enthusiasm and generosity has been a game-changer for Journeys and created a momentum that is carrying us forward.”

Journeys takes place in 1949 in Milford, PA and is based on a true story about Gallagher’s father, the late Sidney L. Krawitz, a highly respected attorney and past president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and a penniless woman named Olive who came to him to borrow twenty-five dollars to bury her husband because she heard Sid was “an easy touch.”

Laila Robins was most recently seen in Season 2 of the TNT series Murder In The First and Showtime’s Homeland as Martha Boyd, the smart no-nonsense US ambassador to Pakistan. She’s appeared in many films including Side Effects, Blumenthal, Concussion, Multiple Sarcasms, The Good Shepherd, An Innocent Man, Welcome Home Roxy Carmichael, True Crime and Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Laila’s television credits include HBO’s The Money opposite Brendan Gleeson, Person Of Interest, Blue Bloods, Damages, Too Big To Fail, Bored To Death, God In America, In Treatment, The Sopranos, Law & Order, and the series lead in Gabriel’s Fire opposite James Earl Jones. She appeared on Broadway in Heartbreak House, the Tony-nominated play Frozen, The Herbal Bed and The Real Thing

An actor of 40 plus years, James Morrison appeared in Catch Me If You Can, I Am I, Jarhead, The One, The Jazz Funeral (an official selection of Dances With Films festival in L.A.), Raspberry Magic, Falling Down, Abilene, and Wilderness Survival for Girls. He left an indelible impression as Bill Buchanan, the head of CTU, in Seasons 4, 5, 6 & 7 of FOX’s Emmy Award-winning drama, 24, and had recurring roles on Revenge for ABC as well as TNT’s HawthoRNe and ABC’s Private Practice, all as “white haired men.” He was seen on FOX’s cult classic, Space: Above and Beyond and Law & Order: Los Angeles, West Wing, Frasier, Six Feet Under, Castle, Millennium, The X-Files, and Cold Case. Mr. Morrison has performed in nearly 100 plays in some of America’s best-known theatres.

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