World Premiere Announced for Chicago Indie ‘The Premiere’

Mark your calendars, Chicago! The Premiere is a new comedy-drama film by Chicago filmmaker Jon Silver. The feature is now in the final stretch of post-production and will have its world premiere at the Davis Theater on August 27, 2024.

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The Davis Theater is located in Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago at 4614 N Lincoln ave. The screening begins at 8:00pm and doors open at 7pm on Tuesday August 27.

The Premiere is based on my life and the experiences of my close friends in the theater and film world,” Silver shared with SCREEN. “It’s one of the most honest stories I have ever told and I hope it sheds light on the mental health struggles of anyone in the performing arts.”

Here is your first look at the film… enjoy Silver’s trailer for the feature, hot off the presses:

The Premiere is the story of a young filmmaker Jacob, who juggles countless challenges on the night of his first movie premiere, including high-expectations, celebrity appearances, and imaginary delusions projected onto the screen. On that one evening, Jacob is hounded by nuisances and phantom appearances of a troubling future. The pressure to be successful is mounting, and the tension is growing with every complaint and problem to solve, and all the while a mysterious celebrity appearance is looming.

The Premiere filmed throughout Chicago from last November through March of this year. Locations included one of the city’s most revered historic theaters, the Music Box Theatre.

Click here for some behind-the-scenes photos from the set of The Premiere.

Shoutouts for Cast and Crew

The film is a ShowPup Production, in partnership with Chicago’s CineCity, and in association with Kernel Productions and Fernandez Films. The Premiere’s Director of Photography is Michael Fernandez and the film is produced by Jenny Argyle Hogan, Alex Marshall, Kyle Nilges, David Silver, Stan Wozniak, and Michael Fernandez. Executive Producers include Zack Fishman and Grant Troyer. Silver wrote the screenplay.

On the post-production side, Jon Gollner is editing the film, color by Colin Cubr and Optimus, sound mix by TightRope Recording, and music by Tony Scott-Green.

Cast includes Steppenwolf actor Grant Kennedy Lewis, Second City mainstage alum Adam Schreck, Strangers with Candy legend Greg Hollimon, Rick Hall (K.C. Undercover), and Natalie West (The Conners).

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