News about Datalus Pictures latest documentary The Great Hanging is spreading fast and recently NBC 5 in Dallas brought in director Johnathan Paul and lead actor Aaron N. Martin for an interview. During the interview legendary broadcaster Scott Murray spoke to the director and actor about the development of the film as well as the long term goal of the film.
You can view the interview in it’s entirety on the Official NBC 5 Website.
The Great Hanging is currently going through it’s festival run, while Datalus Pictures is also shopping the film around to other production companies for a feature length or television mini-series production. For more information remember to check the official website as well as the Official Facebook Page.
After an amazing and unforgetable night director Johnathan Paul stopped to chat with KGAF radio about the film and about the screening. You can hear the entire radio interview in the embedded audio below.
Audio is courtesy of Hometown Radio 1580 KGAF.
You know you have a good film on your hands when you are forced to have a second screening due to the overwhelming numbers attending the screening. That is exactly what happened to director Johnathan Paul and his crew from Datalus Pictures on Saturday night.
Image: Director Johnathan Paul speaking during a Q&A session, via Datalus Pictures.
When 5:00 rolled around and the Special Social Event started with well over 200 people attending, which far exceeded anyone expectations. These expectations were exceeded again when it came time for the screening, as early numbers suggested a total of around 300 people would attend. However, people were lining up outside to get into a theater with standing room only. At this point the State Theater and Datalus Pictures announced an additional screening to accommodate the number of attendees.
Image: Director Johnathan Paul standing on stage with his cast, via Datalus Pictures.
In all nearly 600 people came to the special screening event, which was well beyond anything director Johnathan Paul and his crew at Datalus Pictures ever imagined would happen. Remember that The Great Hanging goes into it’s festival run starting at the end of May, so be sure to keep up to date here as well as the Facebook page for information on those screenings.
On Tuesday May 17th director Johnathan Paul and actor Aaron N. Martin (Nathaniel Clark) were asked to come to the NBC studios in Dallas, Texas for a featured interview about The Great Hanging. The director and actor were greeted by the Community Affairs Department of the Dallas station, Nada Ruddock and Michael Gibson. From there the they were taken to the main studio floor and introduced to legendary Dallas-based broadcaster Scott Murray for a feature interview.
During the interview the director and actor talked about the experience of making the film as well as the plans for the film moving forward. While this interview has already been captured it wont air quite yet. As this interview is apart of a larger television program that will air on June 26th on NBC 5.
Stay tuned right here and on the Facebook page for more details.
Trailer for the documentary short film, The Great Hanging, directed by Johnathan Paul. Premieres May 6, 2016.
In October of 1862 Texas state militia arrested over 200 hundred suspected Union sympathizers, 40 of these men were convicted and sentenced to death in what has been known as the Great Hanging. For 150 years these events were marginalized until now.
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