Dawson’s “Firework” does everything but slack off

From Director David Dawson comes the story of two slackers embarking on a relaxing getaway over the 4th of July weekend, only to find the seclusion slowly chipping away at their sanity. The film is packed with comedy, horror and heart.

Dawson is a filmmaker from Rockford, Illinois and has graduated from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale with a Bachelors Degree in Cinema and Photography.

Q/A with David Dawson 

1. What first drew you to making this specific film project?

I was attached to multiple projects over the years that ended up not happening and decided I needed to just make the next idea I had…no matter what. It was as simple as that. My friends and I carved out some time over a few weekends and just made it happen.

2. What is your favorite part of the filmmaking process and why? Any examples of this from your project screening at the MWFF?

I love pre-production and post-production. In pre-production, everyone is excited and coming up with ideas. In post-production, you finally get to see your movie coming together. You also get a second chance at shaping a scene. There are multiple scenes in “Firework” that were scripted completely differently and only came to life after we started cutting and experimenting.

3. What were some influences for you on this project and/or as a filmmaker in general?

I’m influenced by anyone making movies with their friends, outside of the traditional hollywood system.

4. What is your favorite film?


Check out the teaser trailer below:

“Firework” is the fourth and final feature film of the night on Sunday, August 27 from 5 – 6:00 pm.


Fest tickets can be purchased online below or at mosaicfilmfest.com/attend for $10.

These are all screening/all weekend VIP tickets. They will also be available on Friday, August 25th at the Nordlof Center box office during the event. Single day tickets will be available at the box office on both Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th. They cost $5. Those tickets are only available on August 26th and 27th and are good for a full day of screenings on the day purchased.

For more information about the 2017 Mosaic World Film Festival as well as a list of all the films being featured visit mosaicfilmfest.com.

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