'Greencastle' movie wins festival award

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Koran Dunbar chats with key personnel during a filming break. Tiffany Vinson as production coordinator works on scheduling, wardrobe and organizing extras. Quevaughn Bryant is an actor and professional comedian. Waylon K. Smith wrote comedy sketches with Dunbar in high school and has been a partner for years to bring ‘Greencastle’ to fruition.

“Greencastle”, a movie written, directed and starring Greencastle resident Koran Dunbar, has completed its world premier and first festival competition in Idyllwild, Calif.  Dunbar brought home their first award for Best Sound/Audio. The festival, about two hours southeast of Los Angeles, ran from January 12-15.

"Our congratulations go out to John Avarese for his sound mixing and Matthew Datcher for directing audio throughout the film," said the director.

The film was also nominated for Best Feature, Best Screenplay and Best Musical Score.

Dunbar said, "We can't thank the community, fans and especially our corporate sponsors enough for their dedication and support of their project." The film is being sponsored by The Washington County Maryland Convention and Visitors Bureau; Design Data, Inc., Gaithersburg, Md.; and Wired Technologies, Hagerstown, Md.

"Greencastle" is a quirky off beat faith-based drama about man’s search for meaning amidst the ache of despair.  The story chronicles Poitier, a single father who works as an assistant manager at a small town pet shop, as he enters a "quarter-life crisis" impelled by a recent tragedy.  Greencastle intertwines lives of loneliness and disconnection, fatefully leading Poitier toward an unexpected and sublime awakening.

The full-length feature movie can be seen at a special red carpet event at the Maryland Theatre on March 31.  Tickets are available online at the Maryland Theatre at www.mdtheatre.org.

For more information, please contact film public relations at info@greencastlethefilm.com. You may also follow this film on Facebook at Greencastle the Film or at www.greencastlethefilm.com.

Koran Dunbar, center, and his son Aurelius play father and son in the upcoming movie ‘Greencastle’, shown during filming in town. Cast and crew members also include Bryon Smith, left, Waylon K. Smith, Waylon K. Smith, Matt Datcher and Jonathan Austin.