Historic Burns Court Cinema, the gathering place for an invitation only screening held on January 26, 2012 for Writer-Director; Steve Tatone’s film Blind Pass. The film takes place in Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch, Florida and on location in Dublin and County Clare, Ireland. The film stars Ed Lauter and leading lady, Daniel White who attended the screening as well as Armand Assanti who was unable to make the event. James Sexton associate producer flew in from Ireland to join the cast and crew on their exciting evening. Emmy award-winning cinematographer, David Wright did a fantastic job capturing the true essence of this film. All 135 seats in the cinema were filled. A Q&A was held with the cast and crew after the film.
The evening ended with a private gathering at Tsunami Sushi Restaurant in downtown Sarasota hosted by Lou Rowls Jr. and Geoff Old. The intimate setting allowed those in attendance to give feedback on the film before the final edit. Blind Pass has been entered into the Sarasota Film Festival and if selected will be the second film Tatone will have in the the festival. His film Beautiful Noise debuted in the 2012 SFF.
Cast: Armand Assante, Danielle White, Chris McKenna, Ed Lauter, Michael McGlone, Mary Rachel Dudley and Sydney Rouviere
Director: Steve Tatone – Midnight Pass Productions
Writers: Steve Tatone and Daniel White
Producer: Steve Tatone and Daniel White