LITTLE PINK HOUSE: Film Festivals

LITTLE PINK HOUSE will make its world premiere on February 2, 2017 at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
http://schedule.sbiff.org/films-events/37267202
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 @ 5:00pm
Friday, February 3rd, 2017 @ 10:00am

LITTLE PINK HOUSE will be the opening-night feature at the Athena Film Festival in NYC on February 9, 2017.
http://athenafilmfestival.com/film/little-pink-house/
Thursday, February 9th, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Q&A session to follow with director Courtney Moorehead Balaker and Susette Kelo

Based on a true story, two-time Oscar® nominee Catherine Keener plays a small-town nurse Susette Kelo, who emerges as the reluctant leader of her working-class neighbors in their struggle to save their homes from political and corporate interests bent on seizing the land and handing it over to Pfizer Corporation. Susette’s battle goes all the way to the US Supreme Court and the controversial 5-4 decision in Kelo vs. City of New London gave government officials the power to bulldoze a neighborhood for the benefit of a multibillion-dollar corporation. The decision outraged Americans across the political spectrum, and that passion fueled reforms that helped curb eminent domain abuse.

Aaron Douglas’ upcoming Television and Movie appearances (2016)

Below is a list of Aaron’s upcoming television & movie appearances (so far) for 2016.

 

THE FLASH (Television Show)

 

Aaron will be guest starring in episode 2×10: Potential Energy of THE FLASH. The episode will be airing on January 19, 2016 on THE CW.

Show Synopsis: After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion – and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become…The Flash.

Episode Synopsis: JOE AND IRIS GET TO KNOW WALLY – Now that they’ve grown closer, Barry (Grant Gustin) considers telling Patty (guest star Shantel VanSanten) that he is The Flash. Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Iris (Candice Patton) try to get to know Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale), and the team hunts down a meta-human who can slow time itself. Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Bryan Q. Miller (#210). Original airdate 1/19/2016.

Website: http://www.cwtv.com/shows/the-flash
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CWTheFlash
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CW_theflash
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4859308/

 

THE X-FILES (Television Show)

 

Aaron will be guest starring in episode 1×05: Founder’s Mutation of THE X-FILES, playing Lindquist. The episode will be airing on February 15, 2016 on FOX.

UPDATE: Aaron’s episode has changed from episode 5 to episode 2 and will now be airing on Monday, January 25, 2016

Show Synopsis: Thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI ASST. DIR. WALTER SKINNER, Mulder and Scully’s boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history. THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, January 24, 2016 (10:00-11:00 PM ET / 7:00-8:00 PM PT).

Episode Synopsis: MULDER AND SCULLY INVESTIGATE A DOCTOR WITH UNSCRUPULOUS PRACTICES. When a scientist suddenly commits suicide, Mulder and Scully investigate what unseen force may have driven him to it. What they uncover is a laboratory where extreme genetic experimentation has been going on for decades, breeding subjects who possess unexpected and dangerous powers – and who harbor deep resentments.

Website: http://www.fox.com/the-x-files
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thexfilesonfox/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thexfiles
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4549948/

 

ONCE UPON A TIME (Television Show)

 

Aaron will be guest starring in episode 5×14: Devil’s Due of ONCE UPON A TIME, playing Fendrake the Healer. The episode will be airing on March 20, 2016 on ABC.

Show Synopsis: For Emma Swan, life has been anything but a happy ending. But when she’s reunited with Henry – the son she gave up for adoption ten years ago – on the night of her 28th birthday, everything changes. The now 10-year-old Henry is in desperate need of Emma’s help because he believes from reading a book of fairytales that she’s the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming – who sent her away from the Enchanted Forest to be protected from a curse that was enacted by the Evil Queen. Emma initially refuses to believe a word of Henry’s story but soon finds that his hometown of Storybrooke, Maine is more than it seems. Because it’s in Storybrooke that all of the classic characters we know are frozen in time with no memories of their former selves – except for the Evil Queen, who is Storybrooke’s mayor and Henry’s adoptive mother Regina Mills. Now, as the epic “Final Battle” for the future of both worlds approaches, Emma will have to accept her destiny and uncover the mystery behind a place where fairytales are to be believed.

Website: http://abc.go.com/shows/once-upon-a-time
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OnceABC
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OnceABC
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5201948/

 

THERE ARE MONSTERS (Film)

 

Aaron plays Jesse, a truck driver. There is no release date yet.

Starring: Zoe Kazan, Ella Ballentine, Scott Speedman and Aaron Douglas
Written and Directed by: Bryan Bertino
Synopsis: From the creator of The Strangers comes a world of the lost; freezing, spitting needles of rain, thunderbolt lightning, hypothermic cold and disorientating utter darkness. Mother and daughter trapped and tormented in a black forest by a screeching creature – it is unlike anything we have heard before. Not human. Not animal. Like a thousand horses, like a mother’s clamour, a baby’s wail, a father’s howl. Their relationship at breaking point, 10-year-old Lizzy is all out of faith in her mother Kathy but tries to stay brave and fearless. Kathy, on the edge, barely keeping it together, knows that only a mother’s protective love, her most primal instinct, can save her daughter from what’s lurking in the darkness…

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3976144/
Production Company: Unbroken Pictures (Facebook and Twitter)
Production Company: Atlas Independent (Facebook)
Distributor: A24 (Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
Distributor: Front Row Filmed Entertainment (Facebook)
Sales Representative: Embankment Films (Website)

 

LITTLE PINK HOUSE (Film)

 

Aaron plays the Governor. There is no release date yet.

Starring: Catherine Keener, Jeanne Tripplehorn
Written and Directed by: Courtney Balaker
Synopsis: A small-town nurse named Susette Kelo emerges as the reluctant leader of her working-class neighbors in their struggle to save their homes from political and corporate interests bent on seizing the land and handing it over to Pfizer Corporation. Susette’s battle goes all the way to the US Supreme Court and the controversial 5-4 decision in Kelo vs. City of New London gave government officials the power to bulldoze a neighborhood for the benefit of a multibillion-dollar corporation. The decision outraged Americans across the political spectrum, and that passion fueled reforms that helped curb eminent domain abuse.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3863632/
Official: Facebook and Twitter
Production Company: Brightlight Pictures (Website and Facebook)
Production Company: Korchula Productions (Website, Facebook and Twitter)

 

THE DRIFTLESS AREA (Film)

 

Aaron has a cameo in this film as a fireman. This film played at several film festivals in 2015, including the Toronto International Film Festival. SONY recently bought the rights to this movie so fingers crossed we’ll finally be able to see it.

Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Anton Yelchin, John Hawkes, Aubrey Plaza, Frank Langella, Ciaran Hinds
Directed by: Zachary Sluser
Synopsis: “No one knows if Pierre fell for the wrong girl or was just unlucky in love.” Based on the novel of the same title by Tom Drury, Zachary Sluser’s neo-noir, metaphysical romance centers on a budding love affair that causes a ripple effect in a quiet town. After his parents’ death, an affable bartender, Pierre Hunter (Anton Yelchin), returns to his childhood home where he falls for the enigmatic Stella (Zooey Deschanel), a stunning woman with an elusive past. Pierre finds himself pulled into a cat-and-mouse game with an incompetent yet destructive criminal (John Hawkes). Braced with a duffel bag full of cash and unyielding optimism, an unveiling mystery sets Pierre down a path that will determine all of their fates.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3687304/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDriftlessArea/
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Driftless_Area
Production Company: http://bronstudios.com/portfolio/driftless-area/

 

THE ORCHARD (Short Film)

 

Aaron plays Jack. This short film played at several film festivals in 2015. No word yet on when it will be released to the public.

Starring: Aaron Douglas, Aaron Poole and Camille Sullivan
Directed by: Darcy Van Poelgeest
Synopsis: Charlie, an ex-cop, finds himself in a life-altering dilemma when his former partner, Jack, plans to murder a homicide suspect.
Synopsis: An unsolved murder in a small rural town leaves two former police partners in ruins – and unearths a dark secret that’s formed between them.

Website: http://darcyvanpoelgeest.com/the-orchard/
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3922124/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheOrchardTheMovie

LITTLE PINK HOUSE: Aaron Douglas Lands Supporting Role

Aaron Douglas has joined the cast of the film LITTLE PINK HOUSE, based on the book of the same name by Jeff Benedict. Aaron will be playing the Governor.

The film follows the true story of Susette Kelo (played by Catherine Keener), a nurse from a small Connecticut town, who stands up to politicians that want to bulldoze her home and sell off the cleared land to a billion-dollar pharmaceutical company. Jeanne Tripplehorn will play Susette’s neighbor Charlotte Wells who is leading the charge to bulldoze. And Callum Keith Rennie will play the heroine’s love interest, Tim LeBlanc. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline).

Here’s a great video interview with writer and director Courtney Balaker where she explains the story of the Little Pink House. At the 1:30 time stamp they talk about and show a photo of John G. Rowland, the Governor of Connecticut. He is the real life Governor that Aaron’s character is based on. But be warned, because it’s a true story there are spoilers in the video of the outcome.

EDIT: And here’s the book description on Amazon …..

Suzette Kelo was just trying to rebuild her life when she purchased a falling down Victorian house perched on the waterfront in New London, CT. The house wasn’t particularly fancy, but with lots of hard work Suzette was able to turn it into a home that was important to her, a home that represented her new found independence. Little did she know that the City of New London, desperate to revive its flailing economy, wanted to raze her house and the others like it that sat along the waterfront in order to win a lucrative Pfizer pharmaceutical contract that would bring new business into the city. Kelo and fourteen neighbors flat out refused to sell, so the city decided to exercise its power of eminent domain to condemn their homes, launching one of the most extraordinary legal cases of our time, a case that ultimately reached the United States Supreme Court. (Source: Amazon)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3863632/
https://www.facebook.com/littlepinkhousemovie
https://twitter.com/LPHmovie