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Midsummer Night’s Rave, a modern adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play
Midsummer Night’s Dream, has recently wrapped principle photography in Los
Angeles. Gil Cates Jr. (The Mesmerist, Spent) is directing
the film as well as producing alongside Summer Forest Hoeckel (RISE).
A Midsummer Night’s Rave
is this generation’s fantasy answer to Fast Times At
Ridgemont High but set in a rave two years in the future.
A group of friends share an adventure fueled by pounding
beats, a magical Puck and his glowing pills, and a hot pursuit
of some stolen drug money. A few well wishing fairies, an
unexpected turn of events and a some changes of heart lead
this entourage through one unforgettable night.
‘Rave’ features an ensemble cast including Andrew Keegan
(O, Ten Things I Hate About You), Chad Lindberg
(The Fast and The Furious), Sunny Mabrey (The
New Guy), Lauren German (A Walk To Remember),
Corey Pearson (Summer Catch), Matt Czuchry
(Eight Legged Freaks), Chris Owen (American
Pie 1 & 2), Jason London (Out Cold, Dazed &
Confused), Greg Zola (Pearl Harbor) Oliva
Rosewood (Almost Famous), Keri Lynn Pratt (Drive
Me Crazy), Ted Stryker (DJ, KROQ 106.7) and
Carrie Fisher (Star Wars, Postcards From The Edge).
The main rave scenes in the film will feature some of today’s
top DJs including DJ Irene, America’s #1 female DJ as
well as Christopher Lawrence, Donald Glaude and
Charles Feelgood. The film was written by Robert
Raymond (Mohr Sports) and is produced by Cates and
Hoeckel and Cates newly formed 10 Cates Pictures along with
Hoeckel’s newly formed Radiant Media.
Last year Cates completed The Mesmerist with Neil
Patrick Harris and Jessica Capshaw, which will arrive in
theaters this October. Previously Regent Entertainment
released Cates’ directorial debut Spent starring Jason
London, Charlie Spradling, Richmond Arquette, Rain Phoenix,
Barbara Barrie and Margaret Cho. Cates also wrote the Spent
screenplay that examines the relationships and addictions of a
group of twentysomething friends.
Summer Forest is known to electronic music lovers as the
producer of the rave documentary RISE and as a
co-author of the rave flyer compendium
Searching For The Perfect
Beat: Flyer Designs of The American Rave Scene. She
also recently released her first electronic music compilation
Defining Tech on Orbisonic Records that was top ten in
the CMJ dance chart for seven weeks. Prior to her move west in
2001 she was the photo editor for Interview Magazine and shoot
producer for Annie Leibovitz in New York City.
The film is expected to be released in 2003. Moonshine Music
will be releasing the soundtrack.
A Midsummer Night’s Rave:
For more information Susan Mainzer at Green Galactic at 323-466-5141 or