Local Filmmaker Celebrates Nationwide Release of First Movie


Memory Lane, a movie made by local filmmaker Shawn Holmes, started generating a lot of buzz last year on the independent film circuit and was critically acclaimed at a number of festivals including the Cannes Film Festival in France. Tuesday Memory Lane was released across the United States.   

“We really didn’t expect it to get as big as it did,” said Holmes. “My main thing was just to show that I could tell a story. I didn’t expect it to be released anywhere.”

Tuesday Shawn Holmes could tell that story to the entire nation as Memory Lane was released across the United States. The psychological thriller is about a veteran who travels between the real world and the afterlife in search of his fiance’s killer.

“I’m just excited that it’s finally out there,” said Holmes. “You know I’ve been pushing it for four years. I never thought I’d be with a single project that long. I got into movies because I like the idea of being able to move from project to the other. It feels like the icing is one the cake.”

After taking Memory Lane across the film festival circuit, Holmes found himself being compared to Hollywood Heavyweights like David Fincher and Christopher Nolan.

“You set out to tell the story the best that you can and for them to think that you did it as well as some of those master directors who get nominated for Academy Awards every single time they come out with a project, it’s just amazing,” said Holmes.

Holmes is currently in California working on his next projects including working with the film company that has made many of Nolan’s films along with 300, the new Godzilla, and Man of Steel.

“I’m currently developing a TV show version of Memory Lane with Legendary Pictures and then I just finished writing another feature film that I’m exploring my options with,” said Holmes. “I’m also starting to write another feature. I’m going to try to just basically put as many sticks in the fire as possible and see which one producers and studios want to move forward with and just go from there.”

You can catch Memory Lane On Demand or at Best Buy, FYE, Barnes & Noble and online on www.MemoryLaneMovie.com and Amazon.

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