She's Back! Julie Carmen Returns to Big Screen Opposite Scott Eastwood, Rita Wilson in 'Dawn Patrol'

20:00 EDT 2 Jun 2015 | Globe Newswire

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Julia Carmen
Photo Credit: Emily Scher

-- Dawn Patrol Premieres June 5th, 2015 --

-- A Summer Surf Flick With Serious Social Themes—West Side Story Set at a Locals-only Beach --

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After a hiatus for graduate school, award-winning actress Julie Carmen stars in edgy surf film, Dawn Patrol, opposite Scott Eastwood and Rita Wilson, premiering on June 5, 2015.

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Daniel Petrie, Jr.'s suspense drama, Dawn Patrol is an electrifying surf culture film with a West Side Story vibe at a locals-only beach. In her portrayal as the enigmatic Laura Rivera, Julie Carmen holds Scott Eastwood's character hostage as he recalls the twists and turns of how and why he murdered her son.

Movie Trailer:

Who's the thug?

Dawn Patrol's female roles are unlike the women we've seen in films before. Julie deconstructs the narrative of her new film and defends her character's gun toting ways.

"Laura Rivera" is 'Everywoman' who loses a child to murder," she explained. "We see her in every culture throughout time and to label her a thug is to obliterate the mother's point of view. Who carries the weight of the orphaned parents?"

Dawn Patrol is told by giving alternate, Rashomon-like accounts, exposing the xenophobia and racism that rips a remote, multicultural surf city apart. Laura explodes with the rage and confusion of a mother confronting her child's killer, and plots a haunting, lasting revenge.

"I was directed in a style inspired by Latin American magical realism and that contrasts with how Scott Eastwood, Rita Wilson, Jeff Fahey, Kim Matula, Dendrie Taylor and Chris Brochu tell their story, in an ultra-realistic way," said Julie.

Early in her career, directors Robert Redford, John Cassavetes, Michael Mann and John Carpenter recognized the innate chameleon like quality she brings to her roles virtually disappearing into her characters. Julie has a unique ability to infuse her performances with her personal passion to make the world a better place.

From Broadway—when she first danced in Luis Valdez's Zoot Suit—to her award winning role in Cassavetes' Gloria opposite Gena Rowlands, Julie Carmen's fascination is her ability to get into the soul of the characters she portrays allowing us to feel their joys and triumphs and their pain. She makes us feel.

Dawn Patrol surfs into select theaters on June 5, 2015.

Follow Julie Carmen on Social Media:

Twitter: @JulieCarmen3


Dawn Patrol

Director: Daniel Petrie, Jr.

Writers: Rachel Long and Brian Pittman

Producers: Rick Dugdale, Daniel Petrie, Jr., Scott Eastwood through Enderby Entertainment

Cast: Scott Eastwood, Rita Wilson, Julie Carmen, Jeff Fahey, Kim Matula, and Chris Brochu

Photo Fashion: Veronique Manga Bell Dresses

CONTACT: Elia Esparza
         (323) 501-3717

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