Director Doug Roos Releases Award-Winning New Movie ‘The Sky Has Fallen’
Produced for a tiny fraction of Hollywood budgets, “The Sky Has Fallen” uses fresh talent and
top notch special effects to deliver a post-apocalyptic love story that has won numerous awards
on the festival circuit.
Springfield, MO (PRWEB) March 30, 2010 -- This week indie filmmaker Doug Roos releases his award-winning
new feature “The Sky Has Fallen.” Shot entirely in Missouri with a score recorded live in New York, the dark
post-apocalyptic picture proves you don’t need to go to LA to make movies or to sell them. The writer/director is
following in the footsteps of “The Blair Witch Project” and using the internet as a platform to launch the film.
“With all the inexpensive advertising options out there, independent filmmakers have more freedom than ever
before especially when it comes to self-distribution,” said Roos. “Of course, you always hope for a good offer
from a distributor, but knowing how rare that can be, I decided to release the project myself through the film’s
website and Amazon.com. The film’s success on the festival circuit made it clear there was an audience for it.”
The horror movie won Best Feature at the 2009 Freak Show Horror Film Festival, and it won Best Horror Feature
at the 2009 Indie Gathering International Film Festival. It was also nominated for Best Score at the 2009 British
Film Festival LA. Reviews for the movie have been positive as well.
“It’s always nice to see someone do something a bit different with the genre and this is certainly the case for 'The
Sky Has Fallen,'” said Paul Pritchard, film critic for PulpMovies.com. “I was really on the edge of my seat by the
time the film ended.”
Focusing on two survivors and their developing relationship, the movie embraces its budget constraints to tell a
more intimate story while still delivering the action and scary monsters one would expect in this kind of genre
picture. Brian Kirst wrote in his review, “Roos creates both a sympathetic poin