Madfire has announced the World Premiere of Charlie Buhler’s apocalyptic thriller Before the Fire at the 2020 Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival, and the festival has this week released the official trailer. Watch it below!
The film follows a Hollywood actress (Jenna Lyng Adams) whose rising career is cut short when a global crisis sends her back to the small town she fled years before, only to find something more dangerous than any virus waiting for her.
In the film, "As a global pandemic engulfs Los Angeles, rising TV star Ava Boone is forced to flee the mounting chaos and return to her rural hometown. As she struggles to acclimate to a way of life she left behind long ago, her homecoming attracts a dangerous figure from her past- threatening both her and the family that serves as her only sanctuary."
Adams is joined by Jackson Davis ("Vida"), Ryan Vigilant (Naked As We Came), and Charlie Buhler. Buhler makes her directorial debut and produced from a script written by Adams, who also produced.
"We fought to make this movie, because we felt that there was a very specific expectation about the types of stories women were able to tell. Male directors shift between genres much more fluidly, and I think you can feel it in the types of stories that make it to the screen," said Buhler. "But Jenna and I both love action, we both love sci-fi, so we wanted to make a female protagonist that we women could really rally behind."
Before the Fire will premiere at Cinequest at 3 Below Theaters and Lounge on March 7th, with three additional screenings to follow. Dates can be found below.
Before the Fire Cinequest Screenings:
Saturday, March 7, 2020 3:00 pm 3 Below Theaters and Lounge 288 S 2nd St San Jose, CA 95113
Monday, March 9, 2020 9:15 pm Century 20 Redwood City, Screen 2 627, 825 Middlefield Rd Redwood City, CA 94063
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 11:45 pm Century 20 Redwood City, Screen 17 627, 825 Middlefield Rd Redwood City, CA 94063
Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:15 pm Hammer Theater San Jose State University 101 Paseo de San Antonio San Jose, CA 95113