Practical Effects Horror ‘Await The Dawn’ Headed To Production

February 11, 2019

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: [email protected]



A family finds themselves in danger in writer-director Pablo Macho Maysonet IV‘s supernatural thriller Await the Dawn.


The intensely paced horror film, Await the Dawn follows “A family in turmoil, traveling cross county in their RV to seek professional treatment for Jamie, the youngest child’s drug addiction. Their plans are quickly derailed as Howard, a desperate man with a terrible secret, ambushes them at gunpoint. With little to no reason given, he instructs them to transport him as far south as possible. However, they are quickly cut off by a mysterious pre-teen girl named Maggie. She may seem like a sweet all American girl, but deep inside, she harbors an immense otherworldly evil. The troubled family must now put their trust in their captor, as they try to survive the night…and Await the Dawn.”


Leading the cast on their ride through hell are: Josh Server (Nickelodeon’s All That), Gregg Christie (This is the Year), Caitlyn Fletcher (The Red Suit), Mia Talerico (Good Luck Charlie) with Courtney Gains (Children of the Corn) and genre icon Dee Wallace (Cujo). Vernon Wells (The Road Warrior) and Bruce Davison (Insidious: The Last Key) round out the cast.


The team is led by executive producers Gerri Rothschild and Gregg Christie with Matt O’Neill and Pablo Macho Maysonet IV producing.


With a firm stance in “old school” horror filmmaking, the production will feature a strict practical effects only approach to achieve the many, sure to be remembered, special effects sequences throughout the film.


There’s always something missing when productions rely more on CGI than practical effects. Today’s audiences are not dumb. I think it’s only fair to give them something with a bit more authenticity” says Pablo Macho Maysonet IV.



Based on an original screenplay by Pablo Macho Maysonet IV, Await the Dawn heads into production April 2019, in and around, Los Angeles, California.

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